Mon. Sep 21st, 2020
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Former India cricketer-turned politician Chetan Chauhan was cremated in Garhmukteshwar within the Harpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, August 17. The final rites of the cricketer who died on Sunday after struggling a cardiac arrest was carried out with state honours.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities declared state mourning on Monday over the loss of life of Chetan Chauhan. He was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram and was placed on ventilator assist after he developed kidney and blood strain points on Friday.

Chauhan, who served as a cupboard minister within the Uttar Pradesh state authorities, had examined constructive for the novel coronavirus in July attributable to which his situation worsened. He’s survived by his spouse and son Vinayak.

Chauhan’s physique was taken to his residence in Mayur Vihar on Tuesday earlier than cremation. The funeral was attended by a number of bureaucrats and a sizeable crowd gathered to pay their final respects, in response to the Press Belief of India.

Chauhan was recognized for his gutsy strategy to opening batting for India. He was recognized for his opening partnerships with batting nice Sunil Gavaskar in Exams, scoring over 3000 runs collectively, together with 10 century partnerships.

Chauhan performed 40 Exams between 1969 and 1978 and scored 2084 runs at a mean of 31.57 with 97 being his highest rating. He additionally performed in seven ODIs, scoring 153 runs from them.

Gavaskar penned a transferring tribute for Chauhan, remembering how he reminded him of the “necessary overs of life” each time they met on the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

“The conferences have been invariably at his beloved Ferozeshah Kotla floor the place he was accountable for the pitch preparation. As we hugged I might say to him that “no, no we will need to have one other century partnership” and he would snigger after which say “arre baba you’re the century maker, not me”.

“By no means in my wildest nightmares might I imagine that his phrases about being within the necessary overs of life would come true so quickly. It is so laborious to imagine that his laughter and cheerful banter will not be there the following time I am going to Delhi,” Gavaskar wrote for ESPNCricinfo.

Chetan Chauhan additionally served the Delhi and District Cricket Associaition (DDCA) in varied capacities – president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector – aside from being supervisor of the Indian Crew throughout a tour of Australia.

After ending his worldwide cricket profession, Chetan Chauhan moved on to politics and joined the Bharatiya Janata Occasion. He has been a two-time Member of Parliament within the Lok Sabha from the Amroha constituency in 1991 and 1998. He additionally contested elections from Amroha in 1996, 1999 and 2004 however misplaced.

Chetan Chauhan was appointed as Chairman of NIFT (Nationwide Institute of Trend Expertise) from June 2016 to June 2017. Nonetheless, he left the submit to contest the UP Vidhan Sabha elections in 2017 from the Naugawan constituency in Amroha. Chauhan gained the elections and was inducted into the Yogi Adityanath cupboard.

He was appointed because the minister of sports activities and youth welfare however was presently holding the Sainik Welfare, Dwelling Guards, PRD and Civil Safety portfolios.

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