Former Rajasthan CM Jagannath Pahadia Succumbs To COVID 19
Jaipur: Congress leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Jagannath Pahadia succumbed to Covid-19 on Wednesday. He was 89.
Reportedly, Pahadia was undergoing treatment at Delhi’s private hospital. His wife is also admitted to the hospital.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted to express his condolences. He wrote: “Pahadia left us because of COVID. I am very shocked by his demise. He had a lot of affection for me right from the beginning.” He said Pahadia’s death is a personal loss for him.
श्री पहाड़िया हमारे बीच से कोविड की वजह से चले गए, उनके निधन से मुझे बेहद आघात पहुंचा है।
ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है शोकाकुल परिजनों को इस कठिन समय में सम्बल दें एवं दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें।
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 19, 2021
The state government has announced one-day mourning on Thursday during which government offices will be closed and the national flag will fly at half-mast.
Notably, Pahadia was the first Dalit chief minister of the state and had also served as a Union minister and the governor of Bihar and Haryana.