He was admitted to AIIMS on September 11, was on ventilator for last 3 days
As MoS for Railways, Angadi pushed for pending railway projects in Karnataka
Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi became the first serving Union cabinet minister to succumb to Covid-19. He was admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on September 11 after testing positive for the coronavirus, and died on Wednesday evening. According to sources, he was on ventilator support in the ICU at AIIMS since the last three days.
Angadi, 65, is the second member of Parliament from Karnataka to die of the deadly virus.
In a tweet condoling the death of his party and cabinet colleague, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional karyakarta, who worked hard to make the party strong in Karnataka. He was a dedicated MP and effective minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti.”
Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional Karyakarta, who worked hard to make the Party strong in Karnataka. He was a dedicated MP and effective Minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/2QDHQe0Pmj— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2020
A four-time MP from Belagavi district in Karnataka, Angadi was elevated as MoS for Railways in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet and was very pro-active in pushing for long-pending railway projects for Karnataka and his home district Belagavi.
Born on June 1, 1955, Suresh Angadi was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 during the government of then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. He was subsequently re-elected in 2008, 2014 and 2019.
‘Smiling and caring person’
Angadi’s Parliament colleague, Prabhakar Kore, in a tribute said he was a smiling, happy and caring person. “He was not diabetic, nor did he have blood pressure. I had spoken to him when he was admitted at AIIMS but did not think we would lose him like this,” Kore said.
With his indomitable spirit, he carried out public service with humility and perseverance. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the loved ones.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 23, 2020
May his soul rest in peace. May God give his family and well-wishers the strength to bear this pain.— H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) September 23, 2020
Deeply saddened by the demise of Rail Rajya Mantri, Shri Suresh Angadiji.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 23, 2020
He was a good administrator, seasoned Parliamentarian and blessed with a warm and affable personality. My heartfelt condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti!
Extremely saddened by the passing away of Central Minister Shri Suresh Angadi Ji. He was a remarkable leader who dedicated all his life for organisation and went on to serve society with utmost diligence and compassion.— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) September 23, 2020
My thoughts and Prayers are with his family and followers.
Hard to believe that Minister Suresh Angadi is no more. Painstaking at work, amiable and sincere, he was a valued colleague who shall be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/HtZcxBNbhN— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) September 23, 2020
ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸಚಿವರಾಗಿದ್ದು, ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಕ್ಷವನ್ನು ಬಲವರ್ಧಿಸಲು ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಶಕ್ತಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ ಹಾಗೂ ನನಗೆ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶಕರಾಗಿದ್ದ @SureshAngadi_ ಯವರು ದೈವಾಧೀನರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಕೇಳಿ ತೀವ್ರ ಆಘಾತವಾಗಿದೆ.— Nalinkumar Kateel (@nalinkateel) September 23, 2020
ಅವರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಸದ್ಗತಿ ಸಿಗಲಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬ ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ನೋವನ್ನು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ದೇವರು ನೀಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. pic.twitter.com/DRvqyWffT9
Saddened by the unfortunate demise of Minister of State for Railways Shri. Suresh Angadi. He was always concerned about the development of our State.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) September 23, 2020
My condolences to his family members and well-wishers. pic.twitter.com/TyHqredBIJ
Deeply saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Union Minister of State, MP from Karnataka, Shri. Suresh Angadi due to Covid-19.— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) September 23, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family and friends in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/1fpH65oHg8
ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಸಂಸದರು, ಕೇಂದ್ರ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸಚಿವರೂ ಆದ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಅಂಗಡಿ ಅವರು ವಿಧಿವಶರಾದದ್ದು ತೀವ್ರ ದಿಗ್ಭ್ರಮೆಯನ್ನುಂಟು ಮಾಡಿದೆ.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) September 23, 2020
ಸುರೇಶ್ ಅಂಗಡಿ ಅವರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಚಿರಶಾಂತಿಯನ್ನು, ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬ ವರ್ಗಕ್ಕೆ ದುಃಖ ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ದೇವರು ಕರುಣಿಸಲಿ ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) September 23, 2020