Senior journalist and former BJP MP Ashwini Chopra passes away


Senior journalist and former BJP MP Ashwini Chopra passed away in Gurgaon on January 18 after a prolonged illness. He was 63 yeas old. Shri Chopra was admitted to the Medanta Hospital about three weeks ago.

Shri Chopra was elected as an MP from Karnal, Haryana, in 2014. He was the editor of Punjab Kesari.

Popularly known as ‘Minna’, he was a promising cricketer in his youth. Shri Chopra leaves behind his wife and three children.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said in a tweet on the demise of Shri Chopra “Anguished by the passing away of Shri Ashwini Kumar Chopra Ji. He will be remembered for his contribution to the media world. He worked diligently as a public representative and undertook many community welfare initiatives. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Om Shanti.”

BJP National President Shri JP Nadda also paid his last respect to departed soul.
Also Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar condoled Shri Chopra’s demise. He said in a tweet.

“Learnt about the sad demise of former BJP MP from Karnal and Editor of Punjab Kesari, Delhi, Ashwini Chopra .Your life as an able politician and a successful journalist will continue to guide us all.”

@narendramodi

Anguished by the passing away of Shri Ashwini Kumar Chopra Ji. He will be remembered for his contribution to the media world. He worked diligently as a public representative and undertook many community welfare initiatives. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Om Shanti.