MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of Covid-19, tributes pour in

Union Minister Suresh Angadi had tested positive for Covid-19 on September 11 and was initially asymptomatic. The minister had also tweeted that he was “doing fine”. He passed away today evening.

Written by September 23, 2020 22:30
MoS Railways - Suresh Angadi

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Suresh Angadi, who was being treated for coronavirus, passed away at AIIMS Delhi on Wednesday.

“Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi is no more. He died at AIIMS Delhi today. He was COVID positive,” a senior official of AIIMS said.

Suresh Angadi had tested positive for Covid-19 on September 11 and was initially asymptomatic. The minister had also tweeted that he was “doing fine”.

The Union Minister was later admitted to the dedicated Covid-19 facility at the AIIMS Trauma Centre where he passed away on Wednesday, reports said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences and said Suresh Angadi was an exceptional worker who made the party strong in Karnataka.

“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 Prime Minister said in a tweet.


Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also expressed his condolences.

“Deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Suresh Angadi, MoS Railways who succumbed to COVID. Heartfelt condolences to his family. I pray to Almighty that his soul rests in peace.

Angadi had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 11 and was undergoing treatment.