Kapil Dev Kamat, 70, is the second minister and the third legislator from poll-bound Bihar to die of the virus or as a result of post-Covid issues. Earlier, Cabinet minister Vinod Kumar Singh had died on October 12 as a result of post-Covid issues.
With Kamat’s loss of life, seven ministers — together with Union minister Suresh Angadi and two ministers every in Bihar and UP and one every in Jharkhand and Nagaland — have succumbed to the virus or from its unintended effects. Of the 20 legislators who died, six died from post- Covid issues and the remainder died of the virus.
Kamat was admitted to AIIMS Patna on October 1 and was placed on ventilator after his situation deteriorated. Sources stated Kamat was admitted for dialysis at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, the place he examined constructive for the virus. He was then shifted to AIIMS.