Gwalior: Expressing condolence over the death of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Madhya Pradesh Minister Sheetla Sahai, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced an annual award to a person who would contribute in fighting cancer. The award would consist of a monetary reward of Rs 1 lakh.

Sheetla Sahai who died on Saturday was suffering from kidney ailment.

“A life-size statue would be erected in Gwalior city to keep his memory alive forever,” the Chief Minister announced adding that the main administrative building of Counter Magnet City, road from Jayendraganj, Chetakpuri to New High Court and park of Anand Nagar would be named after him.

Going down the memory lane, he said, “Sahai was multi-talented, a nationalist thinker and a great planner at the same time. He was a school within himself for new legislators. I learnt the basics of parliamentary function from him when I became legislator for the first time.”

“His excellent thinking is very much perceptible for including Gwalior in Magnet City Project, Kaketo Irrigation Project or development projects of all educational institutes. Institute established by him for cancer treatment and related research would make him immortal, ” Chouhan said.