Former Gujarat governor O P Kohli passes away
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Former Gujarat governor and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Om Prakash Kohli passed away on 20 February. He was 87.
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He held the responsibility of many posts including the President of Delhi Pradesh BJP.
Apart from being a Rajya Sabha member, he was the 19th Governor of Gujarat from 2014 to 2019.
Kohli began his political career as a volunteer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and held various positions with the ABVP, the Delhi University Students' Union and the Delhi University Teachers' Association.
In January 1991, Kohli entered the political arena and took over as the President of the Delhi BJP.
He held the office of president thrice and represented Delhi in the Rajya Sabha.
As a member of the National Executive of the BJP, he also held the organisational charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.
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