Gandhinagar, Dec 1 : BJP’s Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, Abhay Bhardwaj succumbed to coronavirus 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 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 posted