Chetan Chauhan, former cricketer & UP Cabinet Minister, passes away at 73: had tested Covid-19 positive

Chauhan was twice elected to the Lok Sabha from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, in 1991 and 1998 and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981.

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New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and Uttar Pradesh minister Chetan Chauhan passed away on Sunday following multiple organ failure. He was 73-year-old at the time of his death. The 73-year-old Chauhan was admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow after testing COVID-19 positive on July 12.

Chetan Chauhan, former cricketer & UP Cabinet Minister, passes away at 73: had tested Covid-19 positive

On Saturday, Chauhan’s health was deteriorated and was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A source close to Chauhan had informed that the former Indian cricketer was critical at the moment and on the life support system.

CM Yogi said:

Chauhan has served the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in various capacities – president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector – apart from being manager of the Indian Team during their tour of Australia.

Chetan Chauhan, former cricketer & UP Cabinet Minister, passes away at 73: had tested Covid-19 positive

Chauhan was twice elected to the Lok Sabha from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, in 1991 and 1998 and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981.

During his 12-year-long cricket career, Chauhan played 40 Tests scoring 2084 runs with 16 half-centuries and two wickets. With Sunil Gavaskar, Chauhan formed a potent opening partnership for India with the duo scoring over 3000 runs, including 12 century stands.