UTTAR PRADESH: The veteran politician and ex-Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi breathed his last, at his Prayagraj home in the wee hours of Sunday. The three-time speaker of the U.P. Legislative Assembly was an active leader who served for the upliftment of Bengal. However, due to age-related complications and breathing issues, the saffron party leader died at the age of 88.
The official news of Tripathi’s demise is confirmed by the party leaders, “Tripathiji was in the ICU for a short while, and his condition has improved, following which he was brought home. Today, at around 5 a.m., he breathed his last.” Tripathi was born in Allahabad on November 10, 1934, and had previously worked as a senior advocate at the Allahabad High Court.
The Bharatiya Janata Party loyalist was the president of the party in the U.P. for quite some time and had worked on the frontier, helping to build the saffron party in the northern state.
PM Modi expressed his condolences to the former governor on his official Twitter account.“Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi Ji was respected for his service and intellect. He was well-versed in constitutional matters. He played a key role in building the BJP in U.P. and worked hard for the state’s progress. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” the post read.
The late leader was the Governor of Bihar, Meghalaya, and Mizoram before serving in Bengal. The Governor took charge of West Bengal in July 2014 and continued to serve until July 2019. Moreover, he was a cabinet minister of institutional finance and sales tax in the state during the Janata Party regime from 1977 to 1979.