Former Uttar Pradesh assembly speaker Keshari Nath Tripathi passes away | Allahabad News

PRAYAGRAJ: Former governor of West Bengal, former speaker of Uttar Pradesh state assembly and senior leader of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Keshari Nath Tripathipassed away at his Prayagraj residence on Sunday morning.
The 89-year-old leader of the BJP left behind a family of two daughters and a son, who is a senior lawyer at Allahabad high court.
Tripathi was recently admitted to a private city hospital after he complained of difficulty breathing. He was discharged from the hospital earlier this week. However, the veteran leader breathed his last at around 5am.
According to Tripathi’s son, Neeraj Tripathi, the cremation ceremony will take place at the city’s Daraganj ghat at 4pm on Sunday, during which senior BJP leaders along with a large number of locals are expected will attend the senior leader’s final ceremonies.

Uttar Pradesh Minister Yogi Adityanath along with UP panel speaker Satish Mahana and several other senior party leaders phoned Tripathi’s son Neeraj Tripathi and offered condolences.

Tripathi has been infected with coronavirus twice. He also had a long treatment at SGPGI, Lucknow. He later recovered and returned home and was seen unscathed at many events in the city. Early last month, he fell at his home and broke his arm.
Tripathi was born in the former Allahabad (now Prayagraj) on 10 November 1934 and gained additional charge during his brief stint as governor of Bihar, Meghalaya and Mizoram while he was Governor of West Bengal. He was a speaker of the UP State Legislative Council from 1991 to 1993, 1997 to 2002 and from May 2002 to March 2004. He was a member of the Legislative Council six times. He had five consecutive victories from the Allahabad South council seat in 1989–1991, 1991–1992, 1993–1995, 1996-2002 and again in 2002–2007. He was the Minister of Cabinet, Institutional Finance and Sales Tax in the UP government during the Janta Party regime (from 1977 to 1979).


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