PM Narendra Modi pays last respects to Ananth Kumar in Bengaluru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects to Union minister Ananth Kumar,who passed away in Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday.
Modi flew in to Bengaluru from Varanasi and drove straight to the residence of Kumar at Basavanagudi, where the body was kept and consoled his family members.
The Prime Minister laid a wreath on the mortal remains of Kumar.
He consoled Kumar’s wife Tejaswini and his two daughters Vijeta and Aishwarya.
Kumar, 59, passed away after battling lung cancer for several months. He breathed his last around 1:55 am with his wife and daughters by his bedside.
Earlier in the day, Union minister JP Nadda and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid tributes to the mortal remains of the late minister at his Bengaluru residence.
Kumar passed away from complications following cancer and infections, his party office said in a statement.
He had been on the ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit for the last few days, it said.
(With PTI inputs)