He was born in Nagaur district in present day Rajasthan on Dec. 20, 1928. His fore-father came from Nimbi-Jodha, and prior to that from Phalaudi.The other bohras from Nimbi Jodha had migrated to Bikaner, Jodhpur and Punjab. He received his education at Raipur and Kolkatta. He had also worked with several newspapers for many years. His political carrier rose on the Political fermament in 1968. He was elected in the Vidhan Sabha of Madhya Pradesh in 1972. He was appointed as Deputy Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Transport Corporation. He was elected as MP Vidhan Sabha in 1977 and 1980. He was appointed as a minister of State in Arjun SIngh's Cabinet wherein he was holding the charge of Higher Education Department. He was elevated to the Cabinet Minister in 1983. He was appointed as President of the MP Congress Committee. On March 13, 1985, he was appointed Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He resigned from the post of Chief Minister on February, 13, 1988 . On February, 14, 1988 assumed the office of Union Minister of Health, Family Welfare and Civil Aviation. He was a cabinet minister in Government of India. He was a member of Rajya Sabha 1988. He was appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh on May 16, 1993 and held office till May 3, 1996. Motilal Vora was in 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha.
At present, he is Treasurer of AICC.
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