Kalyan Singh Death: Senior BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh passed away on Saturday, August 22, at a hospital here following an illness.
Kalyan Singh was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences on July 4 following a deterioration in his health condition.
"Former Chief Minister of UP and Ex-Governor of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh Ji breathed his last today. He was admitted to SGPGI on July 4 in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. He died due to sepsis and multi-organ failure," said a statement by the hospital.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had met Kalyan Singh earlier in the day and prayed for his speedy recovery. He had been put on dialysis and was on the ventilator.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had enquired about Singh's health and several BJP leaders had visited him in the hospital.
On Kalyan Singh's death, PM Narendra Modi said, "I am saddened beyond words. Kalyan Singh Ji…statesman, veteran administrator, grassroots level leader, and great human. He leaves behind an indelible contribution towards the development of Uttar Pradesh. Spoke to his son Shri Rajveer Singh and expressed condolences. Om Shanti."
"Generations to come will remain forever grateful to Kalyan Singh Ji for his contributions towards India’s cultural regeneration. He was firmly rooted in Indian values and took pride in our centuries-old traditions," he added.