Congress MP Rajeev Satav passes away at 46; Rahul Gandhi says "Big Loss"
Congress MP Rajeev Satav died at a private hospital in Pune on Sunday, days after recovering from the coronavirus infection.
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and MP Rajeev Satav died at a private hospital in Pune this morning, days after recovering from coronavirus infection. "It's a big loss for us all," Rahul Gandhi tweeted, addressing Satav as "my friend" who embodied the ideals of the Congress.
"After a prolonged illness, Congress MP Rajeev Satav succumbed to secondary pneumonia with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome on May 16," Medical Director, Jehangir Hospital, Pune said in a statement.
He was 46 and was on ventilator support at the hospital after his health deteriorated. He had tested positive for Covid-19 on 22 April. He was later diagnosed with a new viral infection and was in a critical condition.
Expressing his condolence, Gandhi said, "I’m very sad at the loss of my friend Rajeev Satav. He was a leader with huge potential who embodied the ideals of the Congress. It’s a big loss for us all. My condolences and love to his family.
"Satav's Covid test had come negative around four days back after suffering from it for almost 20 days. However, his lungs were heavily infected," said Maharashtra minister Vishwajeet Kadam.
Earlier on Saturday, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said Satav is suffering from fresh infection due to Cytomegalovirus.
All India Congress Committee general secretary K C Venugopal said the Congress has lost its frontline warrior, Congress Working Committee member, MP and a most promising young leader. "Congress has lost its frontline warrior, CWC Member, M.P, most promising young leader and a dear friend, Sh. Rajiv Satav today. I am devastated by the irreparable loss. Party will forever miss his indelible dedication, connect & immense popularity. My heartfelt condolences," Venugopal tweeted.
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