Former Andhra Minister Mukesh Goud who had recently unsuccessfully contested as MLA from Goshamahal has been admitted to hospital. His condition is said to be critical, and he is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
In an official statement, Apollo Hospital said, "Mukesh Goud was admitted to the Hospital at 9 pm today in a serious condition. He is in ICU and in a very critical condition."
Mukesh Goud has been availing treatment for cancer. He made his last public appearance during the Lok Sabha elections when he came to cast his vote on a stretcher, according to the New Indian Express.
The former minister has been battling cancer for the last few years, and was hospitalised earlier too.
Mukesh Goud had represented the Goshamahal constituency, and served as the Minister for Warehousing and Marketing.
Meanwhile, several media channels aired the news claiming that Mukesh Goud has passed away.
Reacting to this, his son, Vikram Goud told media, "My father is still in critical condition. He is still being treated. The news of his demise is false. We are hopeful that he will recover. I request media channels to verify the news and then telecast. If there's any news, we will share it with the media. Please without verifying the news don't telecast them and create panic amongst the family."
Mukesh Goud had recently contested as MLA in Goshamahal and lost against Raja Singh, who was re-elected as the legislator. Post the Assembly elections, due to ill health, he has been away from public life.