Jaipur, Sep 22 (UNI) Veteran Congress leader and former Rajasthan Minister Zakia Inam died due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) here in the early hours of Tuesday.
She had been ill for past several days and admitted to the RUHS on Monday night with breathing problems.
She is survived by a daughter.
Inam, the three time MLA from Tonk constituency served as the state minister twice, was a resident of Raipur.
She had handled portfolios like health, women and child welfare in Rajasthan government.
Inam was the only woman candidate who became three-time MLA in Rajasthan.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed grief on her demise and said, ‘My heartfelt condolences at the passing away of Congress leader and former minister Zakiya Inam ji. May the Almighty give strength to her family members to bear this loss. May her soul rest in peace.’
PCC president Govind Dotasra, former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot among other leaders condoled the death of Inam.