Tributes pour in for Union Minister Ananth Kumar

The 59-year-old died due to multiorgan failure at Sankara Hospital in Bengaluru. He was undergoing treatment for cancer.

Sakshi Chaturvedi
Published on: 12 Nov 2018 6:20 AM GMT
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New Delhi: Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader, on Monday, breathed his last. The 59-year-old died due to multiorgan failure at Sankara Hospital in Bengaluru. He was undergoing treatment for cancer.

The news of his sudden demise has created a saddened environment in the political spectrum.

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President, Prime Minister and politicians deeply condoled his death and expressed their grief. Taking to micro-blogging sites, President posted, "

https://twitter.com/rashtrapatibhvn/status/1061788245967556608

Calling him an "asset" to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Modi said Kumar will always be remembered for his good work. Modi tweeted:

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1061784899802152960

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1061785099635613696

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1061785790269640704

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to twitter and posted:

https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi/status/1061803301572894720

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed Kumar's death "a great loss" for both the Union Government and the BJP.

https://twitter.com/myogiadityanath/status/1061817251618148352

Vice President termed kumar's death as a personal loss.

https://twitter.com/VPSecretariat/status/1061821942917947394

Here are the tweets of other political leaders:

https://twitter.com/AmitShah/status/1061800197179744257

https://twitter.com/AmitShah/status/1061799934175916032

https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/status/1061808886263566336

https://twitter.com/JM_Scindia/status/1061811900177096705

https://twitter.com/JaiveerShergill/status/1061780339524333568

https://twitter.com/nsitharaman/status/1061777925186486277

https://twitter.com/GVLNRAO/status/1061790727040978944

The body of Kumar would be kept at the National College Ground, which falls in his Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency.

Kumar was survived by his wife Tejaswini and two daughters.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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