The demise of former Indian cricketer and UP minister: Chetan Chauhan

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The demise of former Indian cricketer and UP minister: Chetan Chauhan

One of the most known former Indian cricketers and UP's Cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan died on Sunday, August 16, due to covid-19.  He is the seco

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One of the most known former Indian cricketers and UP’s Cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan died on Sunday, August 16, due to covid-19. 

He is the second UP minister after Kamal Rani Varun, the state technical education minister who died due to coronavirus. Chetan Chauhan, who was serving the Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD, Civil Security under Yogi Adityanath’s government. 

On July 12, after testing Covid-19 positive, he was admitted at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital. On Saturday, he had kidney failure; after this, his condition deteriorated, and later he was shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram, where he was on life support for around 36 hours. 

At last, after 36 hours of battle, he lost his life and passed away at the age of 73.

Chetan Chauhan’s cricket career lasted for 12 years from 1969 to 1981. After retiring, he served Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) as a president, vice president, secretary, and chief selector, and he also represented India in 40 Test matches. 

The former Indian cricketer made his International debut Tests in the year 1965 as a 22-years-old cricketer against NewZealand. Chauhan made his debut in ODIs against Pakistan in 1978. 

Chetan Chauhan also holds the record of the first player in Test history to score more than 2000 runs without a hundred. 

In the year 1981, Chetan Chauhan was also awarded one of the prestigious awards ‘Arjuna Award.’ 

After some time, he moved to politics and was elected twice to Lok Sabha from UP’s Amroha Constituency in 1991 and 1998.

On his demise, the entire cricket fraternity mourned and shared their condolence towards his family.

Many from the cricket fraternity also mourned the death of Chetan Chauhan.

Other cricketers such as Sourav Ganguly, VS Laxman, Shikhar Dhawan expressed condolence to the family and loved ones. 

May his soul rest in peace.

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