The first chief minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi breathed his last at a hospital here today. He was 74.
"The first Chief Minister's health deteriorated at around 1.30 pm today. He suffered from a cardiac arrest. The doctors tried to resuscitate him for around two hours but unfortunately, they were not able to revive him. He breathed his last at 3.30 pm today," Shree Narayana Hospital, where Jogi was admitted, said in a bulletin.
The son of Ajit Jogi, Amit Jogi tweeted: "20-year-old state Chhattisgarh lost its father today. It is not only me who has lost his father but the entire state. Respectable Ajit Jogi Ji left his 2.5-crore strong family and left for heavenly abode. The anchor of villages and Chhattisgarh's dearest went far away from us."
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
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has condoled the death of Jogi .
"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," Naidu tweeted.
Jogi (74), was battling for life at a private hospital in Raipur for the last 20 days.