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RIP: Who is B N Vijaykumar

By Vicky Nanjappa
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    B N Vijaykumar of the BJP passed away early Friday morning after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest while he was campaigning for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. Vijaykumar, a bachelor was born in October 1958 and was the MLA from the Jayanagar constituency in Bengaluru.

    B N Vijaykumar

    He joined the BJP in 1990 and remained one of its most popular leaders. Vijaykumar the son of late B N Narayan did his schooling at HAL school and RV High School. He graduated in BE Civil Engineering from the BMS College of Engineering in Bengaluru.

    He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1990.

    He was General Secretary of Bangalore City BJP for almost 12 years. He was also the President of BJP for Bangalore city unit. He was elected for 2 times in a row as MLA from Jayanagar Constituency.

    He was campaigning in Jayanagar 4th Block when he collapsed after a massive cardiac arrest. He was brought to Jayadeva within 10 minutes. There was no pulse or blood pressure. Post-resuscitation, we conducted an angiogram and an angioplasty and have placed a stent. But since he has had cardiac arrests earlier, there was a lot of damage said Dr. Manjunath C N, director, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

    The 60-year-old BJP leader was on a door to door campaign at Pattabhiramanagar. He was at a voter's residence when he suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Vijayakumar's supporters, who were accompanying him, immediately rushed him to Jayadeva Hospital where he was resuscitated and an emergency angioplasty performed to place a stent to ensure his heart pumped normally for proper blood flow. Vijaykumar has a long-standing problem of high blood pressure.

    He was recently operated upon at Jayadeva Hospital. He was discharged from the hospital after a couple of days and was advised rest. Vijaykumar had a long-standing blood pressure problem and was recently operated upon at the Jayadeva Hospital. He was discharged from hospital a few days back and was advised rest. He, however, did not listen and hit the campaign trail stating that there was very little time for the elections.

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