The Uttarakhand Finance Minister and BJP MP from Pithoragarh Prakash Pant passed away on Wednesday at the age of 58. Pant was undergoing treatment for lung ailment in the US hospital.
While presenting the state budget for the year 2019-20 in February, Pant had collapsed in the Assembly. His brother KC Pant had said that Pant was having some chest problems.
Anguished by the passing away of Uttarakhand’s Finance Minister Shri Prakash Pant. His organisational skills helped strengthen the BJP and administrative skills contributed to Uttarakhand’s progress. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2019
Pant was undergoing treatment at a hospital at Rohini in Delhi but went to the US for advanced diagnostics and further treatment.
Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant passed away in US earlier today. He was undergoing treatment for lung ailment in US. pic.twitter.com/f1Q1BDV67B— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2019
Prakash Pant was undergoing a treatment for lung ailment in the US. A three-day state mourning has been declared in Uttarakhand after the death of finance minister Prakash Pant.
Pant did not campaign for the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due to his illness.