Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Bisht passes away; CM says won't attend funeral to adhere to lockdown

Bisht was undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, sources at the hospital said.

Published: 20th April 2020 01:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2020 03:42 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath


LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Bisht died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Monday, officials said.

Yogi said he will not take part in the last rites of his father tomorrow, to ensure enforcement of lockdown and to defeat coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Bisht, 89, was admitted to the AIIMS after his health deteriorated.

His condition was critical, sources at the hospital said.

He was undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department, they said.

Bisht's last rites will take place in Haridwar in Uttarakhand on April 21, Media Advisor to the chief minister Mrityunjay Kumar said In a statement, the chief minister said, "I had the ardent wish to get a glimpse of him at the final moment.

"However, following a sense of duty towards the state's 23 crore people during the COVID-19 pandemic, I could not do so."

"For the success of the lockdown and the strategy to defeat the novel coronavirus pandemic, I will be unable to attend the last rites on April 21," Adityanath said "I am deeply saddened by the demise of my respected father.

He instilled in me the values of honesty, hardwork and selfless service for public welfare in childhood itself," he said.

Even as news of his father's demise reached Adityanath continued with a meeting with officials, whom he directed to ensure that the students of Uttar Pradesh who have returned from coaching hub Kota are quarantined at their homes.

"Honourable CM's father left for his heavenly abode at 10. 44 am. Our deepest condolences," Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said in a statement.

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