Palampur: Veteran politician Shanta Kumar’s wife Santosh Shailja died battling COIVD-19 on Tuesday morning at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda, in Kangra.

Santosh Shailja (83) had been admitted to Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Tanda after she tested positive of COVID-19.

Shanta Kumar is also COVID positive and on 26 December he was admitted in the hospital, where his wife was under treatment. After seeing his wife at the hospital, he shared his heart on social media

He had promised to return to home soon, but almighty has something else in store for them.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief over the demise of Santosh Shailja, wife of former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar.

In his condolence message, Jai Ram Thakur said that with her death, State had lost an educationist, writer and social worker who devoted her whole life for the welfare of vulnerable sections of the society.

Chief Minister prayed the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss.