Andhra Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan Diagnosed With COVID, Airlifted To Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan was airlifted to Hyderabad from Vijayawada on Wednesday morning after he fell ill the previous night.
According to a bulletin issued by Raj Bhavan, 87-year-old Harichandan has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of AIG Hospital at Ganchibowli here. His condition is stated to be serious.
He had won the Chilika Assembly seat as a BJP member in 1977 and represented the constituency again in 1990 on a Janata Dal ticket. He returned to BJP in 1996 and was elected for the third time from the Bhubaneswar Central seat in the by-elections in 1997. He continued to be a member of the same constituency three times in a row.
He was also a cabinet minister in the BJD-BJP led coalition government in 2004.
The veteran politician has authored several books, including ‘Matrubhasa’, ‘Bhasa Jhalaka’, ‘Rana Pratap’, ‘Astasikha Manasi’ and ‘Sangrama Sarinahi’.