He died Tuesday afternoon in Abuja at the age of 61.
Before his death he served as the Minister of State for Works and Housing from 1999-2000 and also as a Senator representing Kaduna South Local Government from 2003- 2007.
Balat was appointed Minister of State for Works & Housing in the cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo in June 1999.
He was also a PDP governorship aspirant in Kaduna State.
He established the Isaiah Balat Foundation, which has the goal of vaccinating over a million people across Kaduna state against Meningitis.