Home News Former Himachal Pradesh CM’s wife dies after testing COVID-19 positive

Former Himachal Pradesh CM’s wife dies after testing COVID-19 positive

Picture used for representational purpose only

Two-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP veteran Shanta Kumar’s wife Santosh Shailja, 83, died of a heart attack in a hospital early on Tuesday. She was earlier diagnosed with coronavirus, doctors said.

She was undergoing treatment along with her husband at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in Tanda in Kangra district.

They were admitted on December 27 after being diagnosed corona positive along with family, personal security and other staff.

Doctors said a day earlier as her condition worsened owing to the virus they had tried to shift her to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.

Former Union minister Shanta Kumar became the Chief Minister in 1977 and 1990.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to Shanta Kumar on Sunday to enquire about their health.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in a condolence message said the state has lost an educationist, writer and social worker, who devoted her whole life to the welfare of vulnerable sections of society.

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya described Shailja as a noble soul and ideal housewife with spiritual leanings.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

This article is auto-generated by Algorithm Source: www.mid-day.com

Related Posts


Ad Blocker Detected!