Bengaluru: Hundreds bid final goodbye to Ananth Kumar

Written by November 13, 2018 07:50

New Delhi: Hundreds of BJP leaders and cadres on Tuesday paid their last respects to the mortal remains of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who suddenly passed away here a day before.

The 59-year-old, who was ailing from cancer, died on Monday at a private hospital due to multiple organ failure.

“Kumar’s body was brought to the party office in Malleshwaram from his residence at Basavangudi on a flower-bedecked military around 9 a.m.

 

Karnataka government has declared a one-day holiday for today as a mark of respect for Kumar – schools and colleges will remain shut today. The Union Minister’s mortal remains will be kept at his residence in Bengaluru till 7 am on Tuesday and his funeral is expected to take place tomorrow.

PM Modi wrote: “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.”

 

 

The body will be taken to the National College grounds at Basavangudi in the city’s southern suburb by 11 a.m., and kept in state till afternoon.