UP Minister Kamal Rani Varun dies of COVID-19, CM Yogi cancels Ayodhya visit

Last Updated: Sunday, 2 August 2020 (15:34 IST)
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun, who had tested positive for coronavirus, passed away due to the infection here on Sunday.

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This is the first corona casualty of an Uttar Pradesh minister.
 
The 62-year-old breathed her last at 0930 hours at the SGPGI on Sunday where she was being treated for COVID-19 since July 18.
 
SGPGI has confirmed about the death of the minister.
 
She suffered from pneumonia and later went in an acute respiratory distress syndrome a couple of days back.
 
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, while expressing his grief over the death of his ministerial colleague, has cancelled his Ayodhya visit this afternoon.
 
A two time MP, Ms Varun was a BJP MLA from Ghatampur assembly segment in Kanpur.
 
The cremation would be held in Lanpur later in the day. (UNI)