File photo of Ajit Jogi.
NEW DELHI: Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi passed away today at the age of 74.
Ajit Jogi was admitted to a hospital in Raipur on May 9 after he suffered a cardiac and respiratory arrest.
His condition was “very critical” and he was on ventilator support.
The news of his death was announced by his son Amit Jogi.
A bureaucrat-turned politician, Jogi had served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003 in then Congress government, after the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh.
Jogi, the incumbent MLA from Marwahi seat, parted ways with the Congress in 2016 and formed his outfit Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J).
(With inputs from agencies)