Union Cabinet Minister Ananth Kumar Passes Away At 59, Leaders Pay Rich Tributes

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In a big loss to the BJP and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, Union Cabinet Minister Ananth Kumar passed away at the age of 59. He was reportedly suffering from cancer and had returned for New York after treatment at a cancer institute. A six time MP from South Bengaluru constituency, Kumar was in charge of two key ministries – Chemicals and fertilisers since May 2014 and parliamentary affairs since July 2016. He was one of the top BJP leaders from Karnataka.

As the news of his passing away came out tributes began to pour in from leaders across party lines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his tribute

Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted his condolences

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted his condolences

BJP president Amit Shah tweeted his grief

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed his grief in a tweet


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed shock over his demise

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