Abhay Bharadwaj dies after 3-month-long battle with Covid

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/2/2020 11:32:31 AM

Ahmedabad, Dec 1 Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Abhay Bharadwaj died due to Covid-19 in Chennai on Tuesday. 66-year-old Abhay Bharadwaj was a prominent lawyer and was elected to Rajya Sabha in June this year. He had tested coronavirus positive in August, after attending party meetings and a roadshow in Rajkot. He and his entire family had tested Covid-19 positive on August 31 and Bharadwaj had been receiving treatment for the viral infection since then. The Rajya Sabha MP was initially admitted to the Civil Hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot but when his condition worsened he was airlifted for treatment in Chennai. He was admitted to the MGM Hospital in Chennai under renowned doctor R Balakrishnan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Abhay Bharadwaj saying that he was a distinguished lawyer with an insightful mind. "Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Shri Abhay Bharadwaj Ji was a distinguished lawyer and remained at the forefront of serving society. It is sad we have lost a bright and insightful mind, passionate about national d e v e l o p m e n t . Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted. Gujarat's former state Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia also expressed anguish over the death of Abhay Bharadwaj. "Condolences to grieving family of recently elected RS MP.


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