Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh passed away at 3.40 am today at IGMC Shimla after a three-month long battle with covid illness. He was 87. Virbhadra Singh was being treated at the IGMC since April 23.On Monday night, the condition of the Congress leader deteriorated after he suffered a cardiac arrest. Virbhadra Singh was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital and was on ventilator support.
Singh tested positive for Covid-19 twice in two months – on April 12 and June 11. In April, he was taken to Max Hospital in Mohali. Singh was discharged on April 23 but on his arrival in Shimla, he developed breathing difficulty and was admitted to IGMC.
CM Virbhadra Singh ,a nine-time MLA and five-time member of Parliament, was Himachal Pradesh’s chief minister for six terms. Virbhadra was sitting MLA from Arki in Solan district.