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Cricketer turned politician, UP Cabinet Minister, Chetan Chauhan, aged 73, Dies of Covid-19

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

In a sad news, former cricketer and Cabinet Minister in UP government Shri Chetan Chauhan died of COVID-19. 73 years old, Chetan Chauhan was admitted to PGI, Lucknow after testing COVID-19 positive on 12th August.

Later on, after complications, he was shifted to Medanta, Gurgaon where he was put on ventilators after multi-organ failures. He was elected from Naugawan Sadat constituency and was a cabinet minister in the present UP government. He was the second minister who died of COVID-19 related complications.

Chetan Chauhan was a legendary cricketer and is remembered for his 213 run partnership with Kapil against England at Oval. He played 40 tests matches and scored 2084 runs but never succeeded to score a hundred.

Soon after this news came many politicians and cricketers paid their tributes including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President, Ram Nath Kovind, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and captain Virat Kohli.

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