Former West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi passed away in Prayagraj today morning. Kesari Nath Tripathi was 88. He was also a three-term Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly. Kesari Nath Tripathi was admitted to a local private hospital in December with a fractured hand and breathing issues and he had general weakness besides decreased oral intake and urine output . Later he was shifted to the ICU. After undergoing treatment at the hospital for more than a week, he was brought home, where he took his last breath in the early hours of Sunday.
Kesari Nath Tripathi had contracted the Covid virus twice and recovered after a long treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow.
Kesari Nath Tripathi , born on November 10, 1934, in Allahabad, served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly six times and he was elected as the Speaker of the House 3 times. On 14th July, 2014, he was appointed as the governor of West Bengal. He had additional charge of Bihar as the governor twice and additional charge as governor of Mizoram and Meghalaya as well. He also practiced as the senior advocate at the Allahabad High Court.