Ajit Jogi, first CM of Chhattisgarh, passes away at 74: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi offer condolences
'Ajit Jogi strived to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor, especially tribal communities,' said Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering his condolences to the family of the first Chhattisgarh chief minister
Ajit Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, passed away on Friday at the age of 74. His son Amit Jogi made the announcement on Twitter.
“Not only me but Chhattisgarh has lost his father. His funeral will take place tomorrow at his native land Gorela,” he said.
२० वर्षीय युवा छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य के सिर से आज उसके पिता का साया उठ गया।केवल मैंने ही नहीं बल्कि छत्तीसगढ़ ने नेता नहीं,अपना पिता खोया है।माननीय अजीत जोगी जी ढाई करोड़ लोगों के अपने परिवार को छोड़ कर,ईश्वर के पास चले गए।गांव-गरीब का सहारा,छत्तीसगढ़ का दुलारा,हमसे बहुत दूर चला गया। pic.twitter.com/RPPqYuZ0YS
— Amit Jogi (@amitjogi) May 29, 2020
According to a report in India Today, the 74-year-old veteran politician had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Raipur after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home on 9 May.
He suffered a second cardiac arrest on Friday, reports said.
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed condolences to the family of the former Chhattisgarh chief minister. He tweeted:
Sad to hear of the passing of first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Ajit Jogi. A man of many parts, Shri Jogi was an able administrator known for promoting development of the State and its people. My condolences to his family, friends and followers.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 29, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too offered his condolences. He said: "Shri Ajit Jogi Ji was passionate about public service. This passion made him work hard as a bureaucrat and as a political leader. He strived to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor, especially tribal communities. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family. RIP."
Shri Ajit Jogi Ji was passionate about public service. This passion made him work hard as a bureaucrat and as a political leader. He strived to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor, especially tribal communities. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family. RIP.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 29, 2020
Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu shared on Twtter: “Saddened by the demise of Shri Ajit Jogi, the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and a former Member of the Parliament. My condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.
Saddened by the demise of Shri Ajit Jogi, the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and a former Member of Parliament. My condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/DV0mngAJEl
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) May 29, 2020
Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also expressed his condolences. “Deeply pained at the demise of former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi Ji. May god give strength to his family members to bear this unbearable loss. Om Shanti. RIP,” he tweeted.
India's Sherpa to the G20 and former commerce minister Suresh Prabhu too extended his message of condolence on Jogi’s death. Reminiscing the days they worked together in the Parliament, he wrote, “Very sad to know about unfortunate passing away of #AjitJogi. Deep condolences to his family. We worked together in Parliament. Will remember him for his contribution to #Chhattisgarh and his role in public life Om Shanti.”
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said he was deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of veteran leader and former Chhattisgarh CM.
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of veteran leader & former Chhattisgarh CM #AjitJogi. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved family.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 29, 2020
Industrialist and former MP Naveen Jindal remembered Ajit Jogi and said, “Shri Ajit Jogi was a visionary mass leader. Coming from a humble background, he had an inspiring journey from serving in IPS to IAS, being elected as MP to both housesand becoming the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. My deepest condolence to @amitjogi and his family. Om Shanti folded hands.”
Chief Ministr of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal too expressed his grief over the sudden demise of the political leader.
Saddened to know of the sudden demise of former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi ji. My condolences to his family and well-wishers and prayers for peace of the departed soul. #AjitJogi
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) May 29, 2020
DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran offered his condolences to the late politician's family.
My deepest condolences to Thiru @amitjogi & family on the passing away of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Thiru.Ajit Jogi ji. An experienced bureaucrat-turned politician, he served as the 1st CM of Chhattisgarh. His contribution to building the state will be long remembered.
— தயாநிதி மாறன் Dayanidhi Maran (@Dayanidhi_Maran) May 29, 2020
“His contribution to building the state will be long remembered,” Maran wrote.
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