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The wife of the former president of HP, Shanta Kumar, dies of Covid-19 | India News


SHIMLA: The wife of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shanta Kumar, Santosh Shailza, succumbed to Covid-19 in the early hours of Tuesday, Health Minister Rajiv Saizal said.
Shailza was receiving treatment at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, in the Kangra district of the state.
In a Facebook post, the minister prayed for peace for the deceased soul and strength for family members to endure the irreparable loss.
Santosh Shailza was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 a few days ago.
Kumar was admitted to Tanda hospital on Saturday, the day after he tested positive for the disease.
The other four members of his family, his personal secretary, the security officer and the driver also tested positive for Covid-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called him on Sunday to ask about his health and that of his relatives.

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