Schools, colleges, banks are remains closed today
Bengaluru: Senior BJP leader and union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital in Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday, a party spokesman said. He was suffering from cancer and had come back from the US in October after treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Kumar, 59, is survived by his wife and two daughters.
He breathed his last around 4am, party spokesman Prakash told PTI.
Kumar’s wife Tejaswini and his two daughters were with him when he died, he said.
Kumar was a BJP MP from south Bengaluru constituency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of 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,” he tweeted.
due to this all the college, schools, and officials are remain closed today
and exam are postponed