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5 things to know about Ajit Jogi, the first CM of Chhattisgarh who passed away

The first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi died at the age of 74 on Friday.

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Raipur Updated on: May 29, 2020 16:27 IST
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi dies at 74
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Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi dies at 74

The first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi died at the age of 74 on Friday. He breathed his last at about 3:30 pm in Raipur's Narayan Hospital. Jogi's son and Janta Congress leader Amit Jogi tweeted to share the news of his demise, stating that the 20-year-old young state of Chhattisgarh has lost its father today.

Here are the five interesting things about Ajit Jogi, a bureaucrat-turned-politician.

  • Before becoming the first chief minister, he was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He served as a district collector of Indore in Madhya Pradesh between 1981 and 1985.
  • Ajit Jogi served as a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Madhya Pradesh, before taking office as the first CM of Chhattisgarh in November 2000.
  • The first chief minister of the state had served for three years -- from November 2000 to November 2003.
  • In 2016, He parted ways with the Congress and went on to form the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh.
  • The 74-year-old leader had suffered two cardiac arrests after which doctors termed his health as extremely critical. Following this, he had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Raipur.

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