Chetan Chauhan cremated in Hapur with state honours
Hapur (UP), Aug 17 (IANS) The mortal remains of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and former cricketer Chetan Chauhan were consigned to flames at the Brajghat in Hapur with state honours on Monday.
The 73-year-old was admitted to a hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus. He breathed his last at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Sunday.
Chauhan held the portfolios of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, Civil Security, and Prantiya Rakshak Dal (PRD) in the Yogi Adityanath government.
Chauhan was the second Minister in Uttar Pradesh to succumb after coronavirus infection. On August 2, Minister Kamal Rani Varun had died of the disease.