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Ajit Jogi passes away

Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi succumbed to cardiac arrest in a hospital here on Friday, doctors said. He was 74.

Jogi suffered cardiac arrest round 1.30 p.m. and doctors battled for over two hours to revive him, but were unsuccessful and he breathed his last around 3.30 p.m., said a medical bulletin from the Shree Narayana Hospital here.

–IANS

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