Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs H N Ananth Kumar passed away in the early hours of Monday after undergoing treatment for cancer at a private hospital in Bengaluru.
He was 59.He breathed his last around 4 am, party spokesman Prakash told PTI. Mr. Kumar’s wife Tejaswini and his two daughters were with him when he passed away.
Ananth Kumar, the six-time Parliamentarian, who had continuously represented the Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency, Kumar began his political career as an Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leader.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman condoled the demise of Mr. Kumar.
“Extremely saddened by the passing away of my valued colleague and friend, Shri Ananth Kumar Ji. He was a remarkable leader, who entered public life at a young age and went on to serve society with utmost diligence and compassion. He will always be remembered for his good work,” Mr. Modi tweeted.
“Deep sense of grief on hearing that Shri @AnanthKumar_BJP is no more with us. Served @BJP4India @BJP4Karnataka all along. Bengaluru was in his head and heart, always. May God give his family the strength to bear with this loss,” Ms. Sitharaman tweeted.
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