Joshiyara’s death was announced in the Gujarat Assembly by deputy leader of the Opposition Shailesh Parmar.
Following the announcement, proceedings of the House were adjourned by Speaker Nimaben Acharya after observing a two-minute silence.
Joshiyara, 70, was among the senior-most MLAs of Gujarat Assembly and was diagnosed with Covid-19 in January. Although he recovered from Covid-19, he later developed post-Covid lung complications. He was first shifted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad and then to another private hospital in Chennai. He breathed his last in Chennai.