Former India opener Chetan Chauhan is on ventilator support in Gurugram after he developed multi-organ failure. Chauhan tested positive on July 12 for COVID-19 and was initially admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi PGI Hospital in Lucknow.
The 73-year-old Chauhan, who is also a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh government, was then shifted to Medanta in Gurugram.
“Early morning today, Chetan ji had kidney failure and subsequently, had a multi-organ failure. He is currently on life support. We are all praying that he wins this battle,” a senior official was quoted by a news agency.
Who is Chetan Chauhan
Chetan Chauhan has been the president, vice-president, secretary and chief selector with the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA). He was also the manager of the Indian Team during their tour of Australia.
Chauhan was twice elected to the Lok Sabha from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, in 1991 and 1998 and was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1981. Chauhan has played 40 Tests scoring 2084 runs with 16 half-centuries and two wickets in his 12-year-long career.
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He had a very good opening partnership with Sunil Gavaskar, and the two scored over 3000 runs, including 12 centuries.
Pranab Mukherjee on life support
The condition of former president Pranab Mukherjee, 84, continues to remain unchanged and he is still on ventilator support. The doctor said his vital and clinical parameters are stable and he is under constant monitoring by a team of specialists.
The former president was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on Monday and was operated for the removal of a clot in the brain. He has also tested positive for COVID-19.
“The condition of Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning. He continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital and clinical parameters remain stable and are being closely monitored by a team of specialists,” the hospital said in a statement.