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Former UP CM Kalyan Singh Passes Away At 89 Due To Multi-Organ Failure

Former UP CM passed away on Saturday due to sepsis and multi-organ failure. Read on to know more.

Written by Arushi Bidhuri |Updated : August 22, 2021 8:41 PM IST

Former Uttar Pradesh chief and Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh, who was admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), passed away after being placed on dialysis. The 89-year-old BJP veteran was admitted to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on July 4 to an infection and reduced consciousness level.

Ex-BJP Leader Passes Away Due To Sepsis

Kalyan Singh was in critical condition for the past few days and died due to sepsis and multi-organ failure, according to media reports. He was being treated at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences at the time. Former Singh, who was taken to SGPGI in "critical" condition, was met by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. According to the report, Adityanath visited the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in the morning and inquired about the veteran leader's health. In a statement, the hospital stated, "Kalyan Singh's health status is critical and is on a life-saving support system."

According to reports, his condition deteriorated on Friday, following which he was placed on dialysis. After this, the former governor of Rajasthan died on Saturday in Lucknow due to sepsis and multi-organ failure.

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What Is Sepsis?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sepsis is the body's reaction to an infection. It is a medical emergency that might put your life in jeopardy. Sepsis occurs when an existing infection sets off a chain reaction throughout your body. Sepsis is caused by infections that begin in the lungs, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal system. Sepsis can quickly progress to tissue damage, organ failure, and death if not treated promptly.

What Causes Sepsis?

While there are many causes of sepsis, the most common is bacterial infections. When bacteria enter your body and cause infection, it can cause sepsis. Fungal, parasite, or viral infections can also cause the disease. The infection can originate in a variety of locations across the body. Other diseases, particularly viral infections like COVID-19 or influenza, can also cause it.


There are many sites on your body where Sepsis can occur, including the abdomen, central nervous system, lungs, skin and more. Therefore, the symptoms of the disease can originate from the many sites on the body. Some of the common signs include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fever or hypothermia
  • Chills or shivers
  • Clammy or sweaty skin
  • Perplexity
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid breathing

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