Chetan Chauhan, Former Cricketer passes away due to Covid-19

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At the age of 73, former cricketer and UP cabinet minister Chetan passed away this Sunday, due to COVID-19 related complications, according to his brother, Pushpendra Chauhan.

After testing positive for Covid-19, he faced certain kidney-related ailments that caused his health to deteriorate. Later, he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon where he was put on life support for nearly 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 reached anytime and we will then perform last rites,” Pushpendra told PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences through Twitter. “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,” he wrote.