Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot’s daughter Yogita Solanki on Monday succumbed to COVID-19 at Madhya Pradesh’s Indore. She was 44. She is survived by her husband, who works in the health department, and two children—a 23-year-old daughter and a 20-year-old son.
Solanki’s viral infection was detected about a fortnight ago and she was availing treatment at Medanta Hospital.
According to a statement issued by the minister’s office, Solanki died this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. Doctors said that there was a blood clot that also caused a paralytic attack, the statement added.
Her RT-PCR report was negative, but she exhibited symptoms of the viral infection and when the CT scan was done, 90 per cent damage to her lungs was found after which she was admitted to the hospital.
Solanki was initially admitted to a hospital in Ujjain where her family is based, but her condition deteriorated. She was eventually taken to Indore.
Meanwhile, Thawar Chand Gehlot, the Union social justice and empowerment minister, left for Ujjain after attending the special meeting of the council of ministers chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Friday.
Condolences pour in
As the news of Solanki’s demise spread, condolences started pouring in. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was among those who condoled the untimely death of Solanki.
In a tweet in Hindi, he said that he was pained to hear the death of Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot’s daughter Yogita Solanki. The family has lost their loved one. May God provide peace to her soul and provides strength to the family members to overcome this sorrow.”
आदरणीय साथी श्री @TCGEHLOT जी की सुपुत्री और आलोट के पूर्व विधायक श्री जितेंद्र गहलोत जी की बहन योगिता राजकुमार सोलंकी के निधन से अत्यंत दुःख हुआ।
परिवार ने अपनी लाडली को खो दिया। ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति और पिता व परिजनों को यह गहन पीड़ा सहने की शक्ति दें। ॐ शांति!
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 3, 2021
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