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'Wonderful cricketer, diligent political leader': PM Modi condoles UP Minister Chetan Chauhan's death

Chauhan died on Sunday due to COVID-19 related complications, his brother Pushpendra Chauhan said. The late minister, who has played 40 Tests for India, passed away at 73.

Published: 16th August 2020 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2020 07:29 PM   |  A+A-

Late UP Minister Chetan Chauhan (Photo | Chetan Chauhan, Twitter)

Late UP Minister Chetan Chauhan (Photo | Chetan Chauhan, Twitter)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Condoling the demise of Uttar Pradesh minister and former cricketer Chetan Chauhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he distinguished himself as a wonderful cricketer and diligent political leader.

"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 died on Sunday due to COVID-19 related complications, his brother Pushpendra Chauhan said.

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

He is survived by his wife and son Vinayak.

He held the portfolios of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD and Civil Security in the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet.

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