• Former CM of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh passes away at 87


    Shimla: Former CM of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh died in Shimla in the early hours of Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 87 at the time of his death.

    Senior Medical Superintendent of Indira Gandhi Medical College confirmed the news of the former Himachal Pradesh CM’s death.

    He suffered from a heart attack on Monday and was critical. He was in the critical care unit of IGMC.

    Mr. Virbhadra was put on a ventilator under the supervision of the doctors of the cardiology department on Wednesday after he had a breathing problem, he added.

    The nine-time MLA and five-time MP, Mr. Singh served as Himachal Pradesh's chief minister six times.

    Mr. Virbhadra was tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 for the second time in two months.

    He had earlier tested positive for the disease on April 12.

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