Former Indian opener Chetan Chauhan has passed away on Sunday due to coronavirus at the age of 73. He was put on a ventilator for 36 hours before he breathed his last.
Chauhan had played 40 Tests for India and was currently working as the Minister of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, and Civil Security in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet.
As per details, his wife and son Vinayak would be coming to India from Melbourne later today to perform his final rites.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid tribute to the veteran BJP member on his Twitter handle. He wrote,
“Shri Chetan Chauhan Ji distinguished himself as a wonderful cricketer and later as a diligent political leader. He made effective contributions to public service and strengthening the BJP in UP. Anguished by his passing away.”