More

    Umesh Katti, Karnataka Govt Minister passes away from cardiac arrest

    Karnataka Government food, food and civil supplies minister Umesh Katti passed away due a cardiac arrest late on Tuesday night. He was 61. Katti has been a record eight-time legislator from the Belagavi district, and held several ministerial positions.

    Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai was among those who paid tribute to Umesh Kati and called him “Ajathashatru (a person without enemies)”, who shared cordial relations across party lines. “He was my close friend…our families have had a relationship for over 40 years. His father, Vishwanath Katti, was close to my father [SR Bommai],” Bommai said.

    Several members of the state Cabinet were at the hospital where Umesh Katti was rushed after complaining of chest pain.

    Umesh Katti’s father also died of a heart attack and forced his early entry into politics. “At that time, a very young Umesh Katti was 25…and started his public life and never looked back. He has been a legislator eight times and become one of the prominent leaders in the state,” Bommai said.

    Katti’s body was due to be flown to Belagavi on Wednesday where it will be kept for the public to pay their tribute. It will later be later taken to his native Bagewadi for last rites with state honours.

    Share

    Latest Updates

    Related Articles

    India Celebrates the Valour of Indian Navy Day 2022 with Great Pomp

    Indian Navy Day 2022 makes a unique milestone this year, as it take place...

    Vizag Tech Summit 2023 Investor Road Show in Orrisa a Big Hit

    Bhubaneswar hosted the Vizag Tech Summit 2023 investor-industry road show on December 1-3 drew...

    Messi’s Argentina vs Australia: FIFA World Cup Elimination Round Hots Up

    FIFA World Cup 2022 Elimination round makes a huge start with Argentina vs Australia...

    VLSI 2023 Attracts 2000+ Global Delegates, Grants 150+ Fellowships

    The 36th International Conference of VLSI 2023 Design and the 22nd International Conference on...