Abhay Bhardwaj, BJP Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, succumbs to COVID-19
Gandhinagar, December 1, 2020
Abhay Bhardwaj, BJP's Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, succumbed to coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Chennai hospital on Tuesday.
With his death, Gujarat has lost two Rajya Sabha members within in a week, with veteran Congress leader and Treasurer Ahmed Patel succumbing to complications arising from COVID-19 on November 26.
A senior party leader from Rajkot and a lawyer by profession, Bhardwaj had been elected to the upper house of Parliament in July.
Bhardwaj, after contracting the coronavirus, was initially admitted in Rajkot hospital's ICU ward for a month. But two months back he was shifted to a private hospital in Chennai owing to his failing condition.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on Twitter.
"Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Shri AbhayvBhardwaj Ji was a distinguished lawyer and remained at the forefront of serving society. It is sad that we have lost a bright and insightful mind, passionate about national development. Condolences to his family and friends... Om Shanti," he said.