Junior Railway Minister Suresh Angadi passes away
Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi has passed away after being hospitalised for a week. He was tested positive for coronavirus on Septemnber 11.
He is the first union minister and the second parliamentarian from Karantaka after Ashok Gasti to have perished to the deadly virus.
Angadi was asymptomatic when he was tested positive for COVID-19.
He was admitted to the dedicated COVID-19 facility at Trauma Centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi a week ago after his condition deteriorated.
Angadi was a four-time member of Parliament, winning the Belagavi Lok Sabha seat in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019. He was born in Koppa village of Belagavi. Angadi had a law degree from Raja Lakhamgouda Law College in the district.
Remembering Angadi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was a dedicatted MP and an effective minister. “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,” the PM tweeted.
“Shocked to know the passing away of Shri Suresh Angadi, Union Minister of State of Railways. An amiable leader Shri Angadi worked tirelessly for the people of his constituency, Belagavi and Karnataka. With his indomitable spirit, he carried out public service with humility and perseverance. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the loved ones,” tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind.