UP CM’s father passes away

National
Typography

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Singh Bisht (71) passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on April 20.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Singh Bisht (71) passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi on April 20.

The chief minister received the news in the middle of a meeting on the COVID-19 crisis, a senior bureaucrat tweeted.

Expressing grief over the death, Adityanath said he would not be able to attend the last rites on April 21 because of the lockdown and his responsibilities in leading the state its fight against against the pandemic.

"I am very saddened to hear the news of my father's death. I will not be able to attend the funeral tomorrow due to the lockdown. I appeal to my mother and relatives to follow the lockdown protocol while attending the funeral. I will visit after the lockdown ends," said the Chief Minister.

Bisht was undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department of the AIMS, news agency PTI has reported quoting sources at the hospital. He was admitted after his health deteriorated and his condition was critical, they said.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra condoled the death of Adityanath's father.

Image Credit: Dainik Bhaskar

All Comments