Ananth Kumar passes away: Union minister cremated with full state honours
Bengaluru, Nov 13: The last rites of union minister Ananth Kumar, who passed away on Monday (November 12) morning, would be held on Tuesday at a crematorium in Bengaluru's Chamarajpete. His mortal remains were kept at the BJP headquarters in Malleshwaram this morning and would later be kept at Nation College ground where public can pay homage to the late leader.
The six-time member of Parliament from the Bengaluru South constituency was suffering from cancer.
Kumar held various portfolios in the governments headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was the Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.
Condolences are pouring in from all quarters and top leaders from the BJP including Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the mortal remains.
Ananth Kumar passes away - Here are the Highlights:
Union Minister Ananth Kumar accorded state honours in Bengaluru; BJP President Amit Shah, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal present pic.twitter.com/SuDfPcSnGo— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2018
In Bengaluru, I paid tributes to Shri Ananth Kumar Ji. We’ve lost an outstanding public servant, who had a positive impact on the lives of many. Also spent time with his family members. pic.twitter.com/SRXPqyY9x5— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2018
Since 1996 he has represented Bengaluru South constituency in the Lok Sabha. Kumar held charge of two key ministries - Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers since May 2014 and as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs since July 2016 in the Narendra Modi government.