Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Passed away: Former Vice-President
Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Passed away today on May 15, 2010 at 11:10 am at the Swai Man Singh Hospital. 87-year-old Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was admitted to hospital on May 13 suffering from lung and chest infection.
Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat survived with wife Shrimati Suraj Kanwar and they have a daughter Shrimati Ratan Kanwar who is married to Shri Narpat Singh Rajvi, senior BJP leader of Rajasthan and a former cabinet minister in the Govt. of Rajashan. They have three children Mumal Rajvi-daughter and Vickramaditya Singh Rajvi, Abhimanyu Singh Rajvi-sons.
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the 11th Vice-President of India. He served in that position from August 2002, when he was elected to a five-year term by the electoral college following the death of Krishan Kant, until he resigned on July 21, 2007, after losing the presidential election to Pratibha Patil. Shekhawat was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the leading member of the National Democratic Alliance at the time of election. He served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan state three times, from 1977 to 1980, 1990 to 1992, and 1993 to 1998.
For a while We all pray for our Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, may his soul be in rest and peace.