Former West Bengal Governor Kesrinath Tripathi has gone to the land of no return. He breathed his last at his residence in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India around 5 am on Sunday. Kesharinath was also the Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Indian press says that Kesrinath Tripathi was sick for a month. On December 8, he slipped and fell in the bathroom. The hand is broken. Since then, the BJP leader’s health was not going well. He was very weak. Along with this, the oxygen level in the body was also decreasing.

In this situation, Kesrinath was admitted to a private hospital in Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh on December 30. After a few days he was discharged from the hospital.

But he was not eating properly. He was getting sick. Kesrinath died at his residence in Prayagraj around 5 am on Sunday. He was 89 years old at the time of his death. His last rites will be performed in Prayagraj on Sunday evening.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of the former Governor of West Bengal. He said, ‘Shri Kesrinath Tripathi was highly respected for his work and wisdom. He was very skilled in constitutional matters. Played an important role in strengthening the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and worked for the development of the state. Saddened by his passing. Condolences to his family and followers. Om Shanti.’

Kesrinath Tripathi was born on 10 November 1934. He was the youngest of seven siblings. Initially started his studies at Central Hindu School. He then completed his secondary education from Agarwal Inter College in 1949 and graduation from Allahabad (now Prayagraj) University in 1953.

Kesharniath Tripathi did LLB from Allahabad University. He also practiced in the Allahabad High Court. He received his D.Litt from Meerut University. He also wrote books.

Kesrinath Tripathi was elected MLA of Uttar Pradesh six times. From 1977 to 1979, he was the cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh during the Janata Dal rule. Kesrinath was also the Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

The late politician took charge as the Governor of West Bengal in 2014. He was the 20th Governor of West Bengal. Served till 2019. During that time he also held the charge of Governor of Bihar, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

(January 08/AJ)