Congress MP Rajeev Satav died at a private hospital here on Sunday, days after recovering from coronavirus infection, hospital sources said.
The 46-year-old leader was on ventilator support at the hospital after his health deteriorated.
Satav, considered close to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, had tested positive for coronavirus infection on April 22.
Satav was later diagnosed with a new viral infection and was in a critical condition.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, "I’m very sad at the loss of my friend Rajeev Satav. He was a leader with huge potential who embodied the ideals of the Congress. It’s a big loss for us all. My condolences and love to his family."
President of Nationalist Congress Party Sharad Pawar also mourned Satav's death. He wrote on Twitter, "The news of the demise of Rajiv Satav is shocking. He was known as a young, energetic and studious leaders in Maharashtra."
Congress' MP for Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor wrote, "Deeply shaken by this news of the passing of a young man so full of energy, smarts& promise. @SATAVRAJEEV has been snatched from us in his prime by #Covid. Pray his family find strength in this hour of grief, as all his friends& colleagues bow their heads in mourning. Om Shanti.
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With inputs from PTI.