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Chauhan died on Sunday for about 36 hours due to complications associated with COVID-19.
Chauhan, 73, served in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet as the minister for military welfare, home guards and civil security. He is survived by his wife and son Vinayak.
The PM who paid tribute was himself.
“Mr. Chetan Chauhan ji distinguished himself as a brilliant cricketer and later a hardworking political leader. He made an effective contribution to public service and strengthened the BJP in UP.
PM Modi wrote on his Twitter handle, “Annoyed at his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”
Shri Chetan Chauhan ji distinguished himself as a brilliant cricketer and later a hardworking political leader. He … https://t.co/z3XWKH9i7E
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1597582473000
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar Tweeted, “Sad to hear about Chetan Bhai’s demise. He always encouraged me to tell and shared a lot of stories of his cricketing days with the Indian cricket team. May his soul rest in peace.”
Sad to hear about Chetan Bhai’s demise. He always encouraged me to do things to encourage me and to share o … https://t.co/jchgj1XjTh
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1597584082000
Indian captain and batting master Virat Kohli Shocked by Chauhan’s death.
“Surprised to hear of Shri Chetan Chauhan’s demise. May his soul rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers be with his family.”
Shocked to hear about Shree’s demise. Chetan Chauhan May his soul rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers be with his family. 4
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1597586034000
After his cricketing career, Chauhan served as a Member of Parliament twice and also worked for the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) in various capacities.
BCCI Secretary J. Shah tweeted, “Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Shri Chetan Chauhan ji. Not only a great cricketer but a great human being has been lost in his country.”
“His contribution to Indian cricket will always be remembered. My thoughts are with his family in this hour of grief.”
I was deeply pained to learn about the death of Shri Chetan Chauhan. Not only is a good cricketer lost in his country… https://t.co/5haMfGxGzY
– Jai Shah (@Jayshah) 1597585138000
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath It was informed that his funeral will be done on Monday.
“My colleague and former cricketer #Chetanchauhan ji has passed away. This is an irreparable loss to the people of Uttar Pradesh and cricket world. He will be cremated tomorrow,” the CM tweeted.
Disturbing the untimely demise of Shri Chetan Chauhan, former colleague, my colleague… https://t.co/FqtAw88KGf
– Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) 1597582665000
Former India batsman VVS Laxman He appreciated his contribution in the field of both politics and cricket.
“Sad to hear of the demise of #Chetanchauhan sir. His contribution to Indian cricket and politics was immense. My prayers are with the family !,” VVS Laxman tweeted.
Saddened to learn of the demise of #Chetanchauhan. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Peace !
– VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) 1597583551000
Former Indian captain and great spin Anil Kumble Recalled her conversation with Chauhan.
“Sad to hear Chetan Chauhan’s demise. Recalling our conversation on 2007 / Australia tour. Heartfelt condolences to his family.”
Sad to hear the news of Chetan Chauhan’s demise. Remember our conversation on the 2007/8 tour of Australia.… Https://t.co/JvykNP4Nen
– Anil Kumble (@ anilkumble1074) 1597580836000
Delhi couple Virender Sehwag And Gautam Gambhir Also paid his tribute to Chauhan.
“My deepest condolences to Chetan Chauhan’s family and well wishers on his death. Om Shanti!” Sehwag wrote.
My deepest condolences to the family of Chetan Chauhan and well wishers on his death. Peace !
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1597581175000
While Gambhir tweeted, “Sad to hear about Chetan Chauhan’s demise. His contribution to the game as well as administration will always be remembered! May God give strength to his family and loved ones!”
Sad to hear about Chetan Chauhan’s demise. His contribution to the game as well as administration w … https://t.co/Mznep2ydVx
– Gautam Gambhir (@ Gautam Gambhir) 1597581507000
Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan also took to social media to express grief.
“Saddened by the death of Indian Test player #Chetanchauhan ji. My condolences to his family.”
Saddened by the death of Indian Test player #Chetanchauhan ji. My condolences to his family. #rip
– Irfan Pathan (@irfanpathan) 1597580545000
Also included in the long list were off-spinners R Ashwin.
“Chetan Chauhan, sad to hear of Sir’s demise, was a good opener and formed some great partnerships with Sunny Bhai. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Hands folded.”
Sad to hear about the demise of Chetan Chauhan sir that he was a great opening batsman and he had some great partnership … wt.co/1FtvImsYwm
– Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ ashwinravi99) 1597582714000
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