Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s son dies of multi-organ failure in Belgium

  • PTI, Bengaluru
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2016 19:27 IST
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (PTI Photo)

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s son, Rakesh Siddaramaiah, died of multi-organ failure at a hospital in Belgium on Saturday, an official source said.

Rakesh, aged 39, was undergoing treatment at Antwerp University Hospital in Brussels, where he was rushed on Tuesday after he developed sudden pancreas-related complications.

He had been on a Europe tour with his friends since last week.

Rakesh, the eldest son of Siddaramaiah, who had an acute pancreatic ailment for long, was critical but stable before his condition worsened, the source said.

Siddaramaiah, his wife, his second son Yathindra Siddaramaiah and the family doctor were in Brussels with Rakesh. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter.

Rakesh had met with an accident 15 years ago, when he suffered injuries to his pancreas.

Soon after his son was hospitalised, Siddaramaiah had spoken to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking her assistance in getting the best treatment for his son in Belgium.

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