- Haryana’s BJP leader breathed her last on August 23.
- Sonali Phogat passed away on August 23 due to heart attack.
- She had taken part in the Bigg Boss 2020 season of the reality television programme.
On Monday night in Goa, 42 years old BJP leader Sonali Phogat passed away from a heart attack.
Along with some of her staff, she had gone to Goa. She reported feeling uneasy and was rushed to the hospital.
ML Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, posted on Twitter to convey his sorrow. He wrote, “Deeply saddened to learn about the death of Sonali Phogat.”
A short time before she passed away, the politician-actor posted pictures and videos to Instagram.
Sonali Phogat contested as a BJP candidate from Adampur in the 2019 Haryana election. Kuldeep Bishnoi, the Congress contender, defeated her.
Last month, Mr. Bishnoi left his position as an MLA and joined the BJP.
Sonali Phogat and Mr. Bishnoi had a meeting last week amid rumours that she might be the BJP candidate in the by-elections for Adampur.
With the help of her TikTok videos, Sonali Phogat gained mass attention and amassed a sizable fan base.
She made her TV anchoring debut in 2006 and joined the BJP two years later.
With the television programme “Amma: Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma,” she made her acting debut in 2016. In 2019, she participated in the web series “The Story Of Badmashgarh.”
She also took part in the Bigg Boss 2020 season.
She gained national attention the same year for publicly beating a government officer in Hisar, Haryana. Sonali Phogat was filmed hitting the man with her shoes in social media videos that went viral.
Sonali Phogat has a daughter named Yashodhara Phogat. At the age of 42, Sanjay Phogat passed away in their farmhouse in 2016.