The Uttar Pradesh government will soon be setting up guest houses in Ayodhya and Prayagraj and one each in Bengaluru and Delhi.
West Bengal’s former Governor, Keshari Nath Tripathi, passed away at his Prayagraj residence after a prolonged illness on early Sunday morning. He was 88. Family members said that the senior BJP leader breathed his last at around 5 a.m. Tripathi was admitted to hospital recently for different health issues. He had been infected with Covid twice and was treated at the SGPGIMS in Lucknow in the past.
The cremation of the BJP leader would be performed at the Rasulabad crematorium this afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his condolence message on Twitter said: “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 BJP in UP and worked hard for the state’s progress. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.” Keshari Nath Tripathi, born on November 10, 1934, in Allahabad, was a member of the UP legislative assembly six times and held office as Speaker of the Assembly.
He was cabinet minister during the Janata Party regime from 1977 to 1979. He was also the president of the BJP in the state. He was governor of West Bengal from July 2014 to July 2019. Condoling his death West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “I extend my deepost condolences on the passing away of Shri Keshri Nath Tripathi ji, former Governor of Bengal.
A man of great substance, his contributions to our country will remain etched in all our minds. I pray his soul rests in peace.” He had worked as the Governor of Bihar, Mizoram and Meghalaya. He was a poet and an essayist and had penned many books. He used to preside over the conference of Hindi poets which was held in Kolkata during his tenure as the Governor.