Union Minister of State (MoS) for Railways, Suresh Angadi, passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Wednesday, 23 September, at the age of 65. The BJP leader from Karnataka had tested positive for COVID-19 on 11 September.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
The national flag will be flown at half mast on Thursday at all the government buildings in Delhi as a mark of respect for the late MoS, IANS reported.
"“Due to the sad demise of Suresh Angadi, Minister of State for Railways, it has been decided that the national flag will be flown half mast on 24 September, 2020 in all Government offices in Delhi where it is usually flown,” " - Statement from Ministry of Home Affairs
Angadi represented Belagavi constituency in the Lok Sabha.
Compassionate, Hardworking, Humble: Tributes Pour in
Expressing his condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Angadi “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,” the PM tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the “amiable leader,” who “worked tirelessly for the people of his constituency, Belagavi and Karnataka.”
From former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, others also took to Twitter to remember Angadi and to mourn his passing.
Such a heart-breaking news, terrible loss for all of us!— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) September 23, 2020
Shocked beyond words that our leader, good friend, very hardworking & humble Union Minister for Railways Sri @SureshAngadi_ Ji is no more!
For me it's a sense of personal loss, May his soul attain sadgati!#OmShanti pic.twitter.com/gYUuAA5tcd
Hard to believe that Minister Suresh Angadi is no more. Painstaking at work, amiable and sincere, he was a valued colleague who shall be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/HtZcxBNbhN— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) September 23, 2020
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