Surat: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, Abhay Bhardwaj passed away at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday. He was undergoing treatment for COVID-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on Twitter. “Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Shri Abhay Bhardwaj 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 posted.
A lawyer by profession, Bhardwaj had tested positive for the deadly virus in August after attending party meetings and a roadshow in Rajkot.
He was initially admitted to Rajkot hospital’s ICU ward for a month, but two months ago, he was shifted to a private hospital in Chennai after his condition worsened.
He was elected to the upper house of Parliament in July.