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Karnataka minister Umesh Katti Passed at 61, Pm modi pays respect


Umesh Katti was a minister for forest, food, civil supplies, and consumer affairs departments of the Karnataka government. passed away on Tuesday night at age of 61.

 “Shri Umesh Katti Ji was an experienced leader who made rich contributions to Karnataka’s development. Pained by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this tragic hour." wrote PM Modi 

The minister suffered excessive chest pain on Tuesday nighttime and changed into rushed to the Ramaiah clinic from his house at Dollars Colony. Doctors declared him useless later that night

Umesh Katti was in the news earlier for demanding a separate state for the northern Karnataka region for its development (deep link story pls). He also served as a cabinet minister in former CM B S Yediyurappa’s government.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai too paid his respects to the late minister earlier, among many others in the political fraternity, including the leader of the opposition and former CM Siddaramaiah. Bommai remembered Katti's contribution to the development of the state and called him a ‘brother’.

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