Ajit Jogi became the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh when it separated from Madhya Pradesh in 2000
Ajit Jogi, had slipped into a coma after being admitted to the hospital on May 9.He succumbed to cardiac arrest and passes away at around 3.30 p.m on friday.
Chhattisgarh’s first Chief Minister Ajit Jogi succumbed to cardiac arrest in a hospital on Friday, doctors said.
He was 74. Jogi suffered a cardiac arrest around 1.30 p.m. and doctors tried their level best for over two hours to revive him, but were unsuccessful and he breathed his last around 3.30 p.m., said a medical bulletin from the Shree Narayana Hospital here.
Jogi, had slipped into a coma after being admitted to the hospital on May 9.
Hospital Director, Dr Sunil Khemka, said that oxygen had not been reaching the brain for some time, causing brain damage. The condition is called hypoxia.
Jogi’s neurological activities were almost zero, though his heartbeat was normal and blood pressure was controlled by drugs.
Jogi, quit the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to join politics, was elected as an MLA from the Marwahi region. He became the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh when it was separated from Madhya Pradesh in 2000.