Tributes poured into Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who died of cancer Monday, from his BJP colleagues along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing him as a capable administrator and a fantastic asset to the party. Kumar, 59, died at a private hospital at Bengaluru in the early hours on Monday after battling lung cancer for many weeks, hospital authorities said.
BJP president Amit Shah stated Kumar served the party and the state together with unparalleled zeal and devotion, while Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his enthusiasm and dedication to the welfare of individuals had been respectable.
“Ananth Kumar ji was a competent administrator, who managed several ministerial portfolios and was a fantastic advantage to the BJP organisation. He worked tirelessly to strengthen the party in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru and surrounding regions. He was always available to his constituents,” Modi said in his tribute.
Expressing his despair at Kumar’s departure, Modi said that he had been a remarkable pioneer, who entered public life at a young age and went on to serve society with extreme compassion and diligence.
He’ll always be remembered because of his great work, he added.
Shah said that he was grief stricken to find out about Kumar’s premature departure.
“He served the country and business together with unparalleled zeal and commitment. Ananth ji worked tirelessly to strengthen the BJP in the state of Karnataka. He had been an outstanding secretary who served various ministerial portfolios. His passing has left a void from the BJP and Indian polity that can’t be filled shortly,” he tweeted.
In his conversation, Singh stated Kumar was a veteran parliamentarian who served the country in many abilities and whose enthusiasm and dedication to the welfare of individuals had been respectable.
Kumar breathed his last around 2 am with his spouse Tejaswini and two brothers by his demeanor, Sankara Hospital Director Nagaraj told.
He’d come back into Bengaluru only lately after undergoing therapy in the united states and Britain. He was afterwards under treatment in the Sankara Hospital here.
Representing Bengaluru South at the Lok Sabha for a sixth consecutive term, Kumar was a key leader in the BJP for two years, serving as a ministry at its very first government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and at the existing Modi dispensation also, apart from being a member of this party’s parliamentary board.