BJP leader and actress Sonali Phogat died of a heart attack in Goa on Monday night, police officials said. The 41-year-old leader had complained of uneasiness to her staff on Monday after which she was taken to the hospital.
Currently, the post mortem is being conducted and the local police are on their way to the hospital. The actress had gone to Goa for two days for a shoot.
Sonali Phogat’s parents are on their way to Goa from Bhuthan village in Haryana. In 2016, her husband Sanjay Phogat was found dead at a farmhouse.
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Capt Bhupender, district president of the Hisar BJP said, “Sonali ji was in Goa. I spoke to her assistant and he said that she died of a heart attack".
Phogat had unsuccessfully contested the last assembly election from Adampur Assembly constituency against Kuldeep Bishnoi. Bishnoi, who was then in Congress, recently joined the BJP.
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Phogat, a popular Tik Tok star, had also appeared in the 14th edition of Bigg Boss. She had posted a video on her Instagram account, sometime before her death. She had also changed her profile picture on Twitter account during the same time.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar expressed grief and said he was “deeply saddened to learn about the death of Sonali Phogat.
भाजपा नेत्री श्रीमती सोनाली फोगाट जी के आकस्मिक निधन का बेहद दु:खद समाचार प्राप्त हुआ।ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान दें एवं शोकाकुल परिजनों को यह असीम दु:ख सहन करने की क्षमता प्रदान करें।
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 23, 2022
सौनाली फोगाट की आकस्मिक मौत होना दुखद भगवान आत्मा को शान्ति दे @mlkhattar जी से माँग है लोग कह रहे है ये मौत संदिग्ध है रहस्यमयी है इसकी CBI या हाईकोर्ट के सिटिंग जज से जाँच करवाई जाए aims में पोस्टमार्टम होना चाहिए क्योंकि लोगों को सोनाली की मौत पर संदेह है जाँच का आदेश दो cmजी pic.twitter.com/IMDyn7Rrvw— नवीन जयहिन्द (@NaveenJaihind) August 23, 2022
Meanwhile, there have also been demands for an inquiry into the death.
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