Chetan Chauhan 73 , Former India Opener, UP Cabinet Minister Passes Away Due To COVID-19

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Former India opener Chetan Chauhan  an Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister, passed away due to COVID-19 related complications after being put on life support for nearly 36 hours, his brother Pushpendra Chauhan said. In heydays as a cricketer, Chauhan was the opening partner of the little master Sunil Gavaskar.

Chauhan, who played 40 Tests for India, was 73 and is survived by his wife and son Vinayak, who is scheduled to arrive from Melbourne later in the day.

Chauhan was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI in Lucknow on July 12 after being found COVID-19 positive. Due to kidney related ailments, his health deteriorated and he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

On Friday night, he had a multi-organ failure and was put on ventilator support.

Reacting to the news, Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president told ANI :”I’m deeply anguished to learn of the passing away of #ChetanChauhan. I’ve spent so much time with him when he was Indian Cricket Team’s manager.Not only was he a tough opening batsman but was a person with tremendous sense of humour & attachment to Indian cricket.

Sharad Pawar, former BCCI president too tweeted his condolences

Anurag Thakur, Mos Finance and former BCCI president tweeted his anguish

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