Rajasthan BJP leader Kiran Maheshwari, who had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month, succumbed to the virus last night at Medanta Hospital in Haryana’s Gurugram.

The 59-year-old leader was shifted to the hospital after her condition worsened after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the leader and said that she had made numerous efforts to work towards the progress of the state, and empower the poor and marginalised.

Taking to Twitter, PM said he was “pained by the untimely demise” of Kiran Maheshwari who, the prime minister said, made numerous efforts to work towards the progress of Rajasthan and empower the poor as well as marginalised.

PM Narendra Modi said, “Pained by the untimely demise of Kiran Maheshwari Ji. Be it as MP, MLA or Cabinet Minister in the Rajasthan Government, she made numerous efforts to work towards the progress of the state and empower the poor as well as marginalised. Condolences to her family. Om Shanti.”

“She made numerous efforts to work towards the progress of the state and empower the poor as well as marginalised,” tweeted PM Modi.