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Ananth Kumar passes away: Union minister cremated with full state honours

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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.

Top BJP leaders at Chamarajpet crematorium (Image credit - ANI/Twitter)

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.

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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.

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