Haji Hussain Ansari, minority welfare minister of Jharkhand, breathed his last at a hospital in Ranchi on Saturday. He was 73.
The senior JMM leader was admitted to the Medanta hospital around two weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus.
According to a spokesperson of the hospital, Ansari had tested negative for Covid-19 on Friday, which meant that he had recovered from the virus infection.
“Therefore, he did not die of COVID-19. He died this evening due to a cardiac arrest,” the spokesperson added.
Ansari also recently underwent a heart surgery.
He was a four-time MLA from the Madhupur assembly segment in Deoghar of Jharkhand.