Former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh passes away at 89 | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh succumbed to prolonged illness at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow at around 9.30pm on Saturday evening. He was 89.
“Kalyan Singh Ji breathed his last today. He was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the SGPGI on July 4 in critical condition. He died due to sepsis and multi organ failure,” an official statement from the hospital read.

Incumbent chief minister Yogi Adityanath rushed to the hospital even before the announcement was made.
Prior to that, he had visited SGPGI in the evening to take stock of Singh’s condition.

Paying rich tributes to Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was a “veteran administrator, grassroots level leader and great human.”
“Generations to come will remain forever grateful to Kalyan Singh Ji for his contributions towards India’s cultural regeneration. He was firmly rooted in Indian values and took pride in our centuries old traditions,” he tweeted.

Chief minister Adityanath has announced a three-day state mourning.
The veteran BJP leader, who also served as the governor of Rajasthan, had been under treatment for the past 48 days.
SGPGI director Prof RK Dhiman said that Singh was under the care of senior consultants.
Insiders revealed that Singh’s ventilatory support was increased after his blood pressure fell on Thursday.
At around 8pm, his blood pressure fell to extremely low levels.
The former CM had taken ill on July 3 when he was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences after he complained of reduced consciousness and renal infection.
While under treatment, Singh’s blood pressure went up to dangerous levels and he was later sent to SGPGI.


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