BJP leader Shyam Bihari Baijnath Mishra passes away due to COVID-19

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Kanpur/Lucknow (UP) Apr 20 (PTI) Senior BJP leader and four-time MP Shyam Bihari Baijnath Mishra died due to COVID-19 at a hospital in Swaroop Nagar here on Tuesday.

Mishra, 82, also president of the Bharatiya Udyog Vyapaar Mandal, was admitted to the private Madhuraj hospital on Monday where he was put on a ventilator support in the ICU. He breathed his last on Tuesday evening, said Sunil Bajaj, BJP city president Kanpur south.

A few days ago, Mishra had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a private hospital in the NCR. He was brought to Kanpur just a couple of days back, Bajaj added.

Mishra was cremated in the presence of family members and local BJP leaders.

He was first elected as an MP from Bilhaur constituency in 1991 on the BJP symbol and represented the same constituency in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 elections.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CMs Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya and senior BJP leaders condoled the death. PTI COR ABN CK