Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi died of Covid-19 on Wednesday. He was 65-years-old.
Suresh Angadi had tested positive for Covid-19 on September 11 and had been admitted at AIIMS since.
He is the first member of the Union Cabinet to succumb to coronavirus. In uttar pradesh BJP led government local state Minister also died of corona .
Suresh Angadi had tested positive for Covid-19 on September 11 and was initially asymptomatic.
Announcing his diagnosis on Twitter, the minister had said he was “doing fine”. The BJP MP was later admitted to the dedicated Covid-19 facility at the AIIMS Trauma Centre where he passed away at 8 pm on Wednesday.
He is the first member of the Union Cabinet to succumb to coronavirus. He is also the second member of Parliament from Karnataka to die of Covid-19 after BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti, who passed away last week.
At least six MLAs and three MPs have earlier succumbed to it. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died on August 31, was also diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.
Suresh Angadi was a four-time Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka’s Belagavi constituency, elected in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his grief has said
“Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional Karyakarta, who worked hard to make the Party strong in Karnataka.
He was a dedicated MP and effective Minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted sharing a photo with Suresh Angadi.
Born in the Koppa village of Belagavi, Suresh Angadi obtained a law degree from the Raja Lakhamgouda Law College in the district.
He was also an educationist whose institutions offer courses in commerce, science, computer science, business administration and engineering.
Suresh Angadi is survived by his wife and two daughters.