Former cricketer Mr. Chetan Chauhan passes away at 73 due to COVID 19


India lost another gem from its crown. Mr Chetan Chauhan, the former opener of the Indian cricket team and current Minister of Sainik Welfare, Civil Security and Home Guards in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet, lost his fight against the treacherous COVID 19 this Sunday.

Admitted on June 12th in the Sanjay Gandhi PGI, Lucknow, after he was tested positive for coronavirus, Mr. Chauhan was initially stable in condition. But after a few days, his health deteriorated because of various kidney ailments. Because of this, he was shifted to the Gurugram’s Vedanta hospital. Unfortunately, this was the very place where he breathed his last.

After fighting continuously for 36 hours on life support, the former cricketer left this world in a tragic manner stating another example of how dangerous this pandemic is going to be. The news of Chetan Chauhan’s COVID death has not only shook the cricketing world but also created a wave of tension behind leaving us all thinking “when will all this end?”

Started as an opener in the Indian cricket team, Mr. Chetan Chauhan played around 43 tests for the national team. Even though he didn’t have any interesting run tally or records to his name, a person of his stature and talent left a permanent mark in the cricketing world. Named as the legendary opening partner of Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, Chetan Chauhan’s achievements aren’t many, but his fans and followers never failed to respect the type of person he was.

Unlike his sporting career, Mr. Chauhan achieved enough in the political career. Started as the vice president, chief selector, and later on the president of DDCA, Mr. Chauhan’s achievement list in the political career is quite long. After serving a lot of time in DDCA, he turned his aim towards the Lok Sabha elections and successfully won elections to become elected for the Amroha district in UP in 1991 and 1998. Because of his revelations in the Sports affairs, he was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1981.

If we include honorable Mr. Chetan Chauhan’s death tally, then this is the second death of any MP in Uttar Pradesh due to COVID 19. Ministers, including Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, tweeted and showed their respect for the former cricketer. Condolences from all over the country are pouring on the family of Mr. Chauhan. Wherever he is, he has left an inspiring image for the young generation. He will forever be remembered in the hearts of every Indian citizen.


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