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Senior journalist and former parliamentarian Ashwini Kumar Chopra passes away

Ashwini Kumar Chopra

Ashwini Kumar Chopra   | Photo Credit: Twitter

Senior journalist and former Karnal MP Ashwini Kumar Chopra died on Saturday at a hospital in Gurugram after a prolonged illness, sources said.

He was suffering from terminal cancer and had been admitted to Medanta Hospital about three weeks ago, hospital sources said.

Chopra died at the hospital this afternoon.

He was the editor of Punjab Kesari, Delhi.

Condolences pour in

Congress President Sonia Gandhi condoled his death and said Chopra’s long and distinguished innings as an editor and also as a social worker and MP shall be long remembered.

His friendship cut across political boundaries and he was known for his forthright views on most issues undeterred by the opposition he faced, Ms. Gandhi said while extending her condolences to Chopra’s family and friends.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of the former parliamentarian.

“Anguished by the passing away of Shri Ashwini Kumar Chopra ji. He will be remembered for his contribution to the media world. He worked diligently as a public representative and undertook many community welfare initiatives. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Om Shanti,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

“He (Ashwini Chopra) would always be remembered for his good work as an editor, social worker and MP. May God give strength to his family members to bear his loss,” said Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Twitter.

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