Raipur: Former MP and senior Congress leader Karuna Shukla, who was also the niece of ex prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died of COVID-19 at Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals, Raipur during the early hours on Tuesday. The last rites will be performed today in Balodabazar.
The veteran leader was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 after she had tested positive for infection.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief over the demise of Karuna Shukla and said that he had a close family relationship outside of politics with her.
“My aunt Karuna Shukla is no more. The ruthless Corona took her as well. She has had a very close family relationship outside of politics and I continued to get her blessings. May God give her space in their shrines and we all have the power to bear her loss,” he twitted in Hindi.