Former Additional Director of Madhya Pradesh Public Relations Department Rajendra Joshi died after a brief illness at a hospital here on Wednesday.
He was 70.
Joshi was taken to a private hospital yesterday where he breathed his last at 10 am on Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife and a son.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh expressed profound grief at the death of Joshi and called him "an able administrator".
Former Leader of the Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh also condoled Joshi's death.
Singh said that Joshi was a very good writer and an able officer.