The Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi passed away on Friday afternoon after suffering two cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Raipur.
Jogi was admitted to the hospital on May 9 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home. The doctors had since then called his condition critical and he was on a ventilator support. He suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday night as well.
The news of his death was shared by his son Amit Jogi.
“20-year-young state of Chhattisgarh lost its father figure today. Not only me but the entire state of Chhattisgarh has lost his father, not just a leader. Honourable Ajit Jogi ji left his family of 2.5 crore people to be with God. Support of village and poor, the love of Chhattisgarh has gone far away from us,” Amit Jogi tweeted.
“I am out of words in the hour of grief. May God give peace to his soul. Last rites will be held in his birthplace Gaurella,” he added.
Ajit Jogi was also the first chief minister of the state. He was a bureaucrat who turned into politician.
Jogi had served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in then Congress government, after the state came into existence.
Jogi parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son got embroiled in a controversy over a by-election. Later, he quit the Congress and formed Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J).