Former cricketer, UP minister Chetan Chauhan dies of Covid-19

New Delhi, August 16

Former cricketer and UP cupboard minister Chetan Chauhan died on Sunday attributable to COVID-19 associated issues, his brother Pushpendra Chauhan stated.

Chauhan, who performed 40 Tests for India, was 73.

He is survived by his spouse and son Vinayak, who’s scheduled to reach from Melbourne later within the day.

Due to kidney associated illnesses, his well being had deteriorated and he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon the place he had been placed on life assist for practically 36 hours.

“My elder brother Shri Chetan Chauhan has left us today after fighting a good battle. I sincerely thank everyone who had prayed for his recovery. His son Vinayak will be reaching anytime and we will then perform last rites,” Pushpendra advised PTI.

Condoling the demise of Chauhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated he distinguished himself as an exquisite cricketer and diligent political chief.

“Shri Chetan Chauhan Ji distinguished himself as a wonderful cricketer and later as a diligent political leader. He made effective contributions to public service and strengthening the BJP in UP. Anguished by his passing away. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted.

Chauhan, who was Sunil Gavaskar’s longest serving opening companion, was earlier admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI in Lucknow on July 12 after being discovered COVID-19 optimistic.

On Friday night time, he had a multi-organ failure and was placed on ventilator assist.

Chauhan was a cupboard minister within the Yogi Adityanath authorities. He held the portfolios of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD and Civil Security. The BJP chief was earlier elected to Lok Sabha twice.

He is the second UP minister to have succumbed to coronavirus.

On August 2, state technical training minister Kamla Rani Varun, 62, had died days after testing optimistic for Covid-19. — PTI

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