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Kalyan Singh passes away, PM Modi condoles demise of 'statesman, great human'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 August 2021, 23:03 IST
Kalyan Singh

Former Uttar Pradesh CM and former Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has passed away at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow, due to sepsis and multi-organ failure. He was 89. 

Singh was admitted to SGPGI in Lucknow on July 4 in intensive care unit in critical condition, ANI reported the hospital as saying. 

"Former Chief Minister of UP and and Ex-Governor of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh Ji breathed his last today. He was admitted in SGPGI on July 4 in Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. He died due to sepsis and multi-organ failure," said a statement by the hospital.

PM Modi: I am saddened beyond words. Kalyan Singh Ji…statesman, veteran administrator, grassroots level leader & great human. He leaves behind an indelible contribution towards the development of Uttar Pradesh. Spoke to his son Rajveer Singh and expressed condolences. 

CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow: Three-day state mourning will be declared to condole the demise of Kalyan Singh. His last rites will be performed on the bank of Ganga in Narora in the evening on August 23. There will be a public holiday on August 23.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had met Kalyan Singh earlier in the day and prayed for his speedy recovery. Kalyan Singh had been put on dialysis and was on the ventilator. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had enquired about Kalyan Singh's health and several BJP leaders had visited him in the hospital.

(With inputs from ANI)

First published: 21 August 2021, 22:04 IST