UP Minister Kamal Rani Varun passes away from coronavirus, two weeks after getting hospitalized
Lucknow : A minister from Yogi Adityanath cabinet, Kamal Rani Varun, passed away on Sunday, two weeks after she was tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized. She was 62-year-old.
Kamal Rani Devi took her last breath at 9:30 AM at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the government said in a statement.
From last few days, she was on oxygen and ventilator support.
Kamal Rani Varun served as Minister of Technical Education in the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government.
On July 18, she was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.
"Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani was admitted to SGPGI after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 18. She also had comorbidities. She continued to deteriorate with hypotension & multiorgan dysfunction & succumbed to her illness today morning," Dr RK Dhiman, Director SGPGI, Lucknow, said.
President Ram Nath Kovind shared a condolence message for her on Twitter. He wrote, "Saddened by the untimely demise of Smt Kamal Rani Varun, Cabinet Minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government. Well respected for serving people at the grassroots, she had also served as an MP in the Lok Sabha twice. My condolences to her family and followers."
UP CM Yogi Adityanath also condoled her sudden demise. "I express my deepest condolences to the family of Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun. She was COVID-19 positive and was receiving treatment at SGPGI Hospital. She was a popular public leader and a social worker. She worked efficiently while being the part of the Cabinet," Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in his condolence message.