Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel has passed away. He was 92. 

He had last month tested positive for coronavirus. The BJP leader was asymptomatic at the time of being diagnosed with Covid-19.

According to doctors, Patel was hospitalised this morning after he complained of difficulty in breathing.

 

 

Patel served as the chief minister of Gujarat in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001. A member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times, he quit the BJP in 2012 and floated his own political party -- Gujarat Parivartan Party.

The party performed poorly in 2012 Gujarat assembly elections. It was expanded with the merging of the Mahagujarat Janata Party. Later, it was merged back with the BJP in February 2014.