BJPs Alwar MP Mahant Chand Nath loses fight with cancer at 61

Alwar Mahant Chand Nath. Image courtesy ANI  Twitter

Alwar Mahant Chand Nath. Image courtesy ANI Twitter

"He was battling an aggressive thyroid cancer for the last two-and-a-half years".

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday paid his tributes to Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Mahant Chandnath, who recently passed away after prolonged illness. He will be remembered for his rich social work.

BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chandnath, who was suffering from cancer, passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on September 17.

Chandnath took his last breath on Saturday at 11:45 p.m.at Delhi's Apollo Hospital. "He had already undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy and was undergoing immunotherapy", the doctor told PTI. "My deepest condolences", he said in his message. Yesterday, he was doing fine during the daytime, but his condition deteriorated at night and he suffered a cardiac arrest.

"His cancer was aggressive in 2015 only".

Chandnath had won the Rajasthan's Alwar seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections after defeating Congress candidate and former union minister Jitendra Singh.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also expressed condolences to the grieving family members.

Nath was the Chancellor of Baba Mast Nath University in Rohtak.