Ahmedabad: BJP MP from Gujarat Abhay Bharadwaj died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a Chennai hospital, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said. Also Read - With Ahmed Patel And Tarun Gogoi, Congress Loses Two Stalwarts in a Week

Bharadwaj (66) was a prominent lawyer and was elected to Rajya Sabha in June this year. He had tested coronavirus positive in August, after attending party meetings and a roadshow in Rajkot. Also Read - Chetan Chauhan Dies Due to COVID-19 Related Illness: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri Lead Tributes For Former India Opener

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the MP’s demise. Also Read - Coronavirus in Telangana: CPI(M) Leader And Ex-MLA Sunnam Rajaiah Dies Due to COVID-19

“Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Shri Abhay Bharadwaj Ji was a distinguished lawyer and remained at the forefront of serving society. It is sad we have lost a bright and insightful mind, passionate about national development. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.

Gujarat’s former state Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia also expressed anguish over the death of Bharadwaj.