NEW DELHI: The only politician to have served as chief minister of two states, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, died today at the age of 93 after prolonged illness at Delhi’s Max Hospital.
He was admitted to the hospital in September last year after suffering a brain stroke. A team of doctors had been monitoring his condition.
In July, when ND Tiwari was shifted to the ICU after multiple organ failure, his condition was described by hospital sources as “very serious”.
His condition had deteriorated as many of his organs stopped working. He breathed his last at 2.50 pm after he suffered a heart attack, soon after he turned 93, today.
In a statement, Max Healthcare said, “Tiwari was admitted at Max hospital, Saket for several months and was undergoing treatment for complications related to a brain stroke. He breathed his last at 2.50pm today.”
Tiwari was a three-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and also served as the CM of Uttarakhand between 2002 and 2007. He also served as the governor of Karnataka. This was the last constitutional post held by him.
Tiwari had the unique distinction of having served as the chief minister of two states, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where his native place is located.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of various parties expressed grief over his demise.
Saddened by the passing away of Shri ND Tiwari Ji. A towering leader, he was known for his administrative skills. He will be remembered for his efforts towards industrial growth & working for the progress of UP & Uttarakhand, a state he steered in its initial days. My condolences
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 18, 2018
Tiwari was born on October 18, 1925 in Nainital and held a law degree from Allahabad University.