UP minister Chetan Chauhan passed away on August 16 due to kidney failure after he tested positive for coronavirus. He died at Medanta hospital in Gurugram, where he had been shifted after his condition deteriorated. Chauhan, 73, is the second minister of the Yogi Adityanath government to have succumbed to coronavirus this month. Born in Uttar Pradesh, Chauhan was elected to the state assembly from Naugawan in Amroha district. A well-known cricketer before he joined politics, Chauhan played 40 Tests between 1969 and 1978 and scored 2,084 runs at an average of 31.57 with 97 being his highest score. He also played in seven ODIs, scoring 153 runs from them.
Chetan Chauhan's body was taken to a burial ground in an ambulance. (Image: Pankaj Singh Tomar/News18)
Well-wishers at Chetan Chauhan's funeral procession. (Image: Pankaj Singh Tomar/News18)
An ambulance is seen at the funeral of cricketer turned politician Chetan Chauhan. (Image: Pankaj Singh Tomar/News18)