Popularly known as 'Minna', he was a promising cricketer in his youth. Chopra leaves behind his wife and three children.
"Learnt about the sad demise of former BJP MP from Karnal and Editor of Punjab Kesari, Delhi, Ashwini Chopra," Khattar tweeted. "Your life as an able politician and a successful journalist will continue to guide us all."
In her condolence message, Gandhi said Chopra's long and distinguished innings as an editor, and also as a social worker and MP shall be long remembered.
The Congress leader said Chopra's friendship cut across political boundaries and he was known for his forthright views on most issues undeterred by the Opposition he faced.
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