Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Kamla Rani, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus at a Lucknow hospital, died on Sunday morning. She was 62.
Kamala Rani, minister of technical education in the state government, was admitted to a Rajdhani Covid hospital on July 18.
“The condition of minister deteriorated after infection in lungs. She was put on life support system. Despite the best efforts of doctors she passed away on Sunday,” said Director PGI professor Radha Krishna Dheeman.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the demise of the minister.
The CM, who was set to review today preparations for Ram temple bhoomi pujan ceremony on August 5, has cancelled his Ayodhya visit after the news of the minister’s death. Rani was an MLA from Ghatampur constituency in Kanpur.