Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) minority cell ex-chairman, Mohammed Sirajuddin succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday night. He died while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad. He was also a member of the Congress Covid Task Force.

Two days ago, he was confirmed to have been infected with Covid-19 in Olive Hospital, Mehdipatnam. After that, he was shifted to Sunshine Hospital. His wife, Farees Bhanu, and brother, Mohammed Shabuddin, were also admitted in Sunshine Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Congress leader is survived by his wife, three sons. “I am concerned about his sons as they are very young. I want them to undergo Covid test. It is a big loss for my family,” said Rafi Unisa, sister of Mohammad Sirajuddin.

Offering condolences, Telangana Congress party spokesperson C. Niranjan said, ”as the chairman of the minority wing of the party, he strived to strengthen it in the combined state and always fought for the cause of minorities.”

Denied admission by hospitals, Mettuguda BJP div president dies of COVID

Mettuguda BJP division president Bhasker Mudiraj succumbed to infection at Fever hospital in Hyderabad last week.He was taken to many hospitals before the demise, but none admitted him as his test reports were awaited.

“Since Sunday morning he was feverish. His COVID test was done at Fever hospital. However, since there was no bed available, the family took him to Gandhi hospital. He was not admitted because his result was awaited. Later, the family tried taking him to several super-specialty hospitals including Apollo and Yashoda. Everywhere he was denied admission. Finally, the family managed to get him admitted to Fever hospital,” BJP Hyderabad city President Ramachandra Rao told NewsMeter.

Bhasker Mudiraj’s test reports were out by Monday evening. By then it was too late. A few hours later he took his last breath.

His party colleagues said contact tracing of Bhasker Mudiraj would be a tedious task as he was quite active during the last many days.

The 60-year-old politician is survived by his wife and two children. He was elected BJP division president almost 15 days back.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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