Former Karnataka minister Raja Madangopal Nayak succumbs to Covid-19

Kalaburagi, July 28

Former Karnataka Congress minister died of Covid-19 in a delegated hospital at Kalaburagi within the state’s northern area, an official stated on Tuesday. He was 70.

“Nayak succumbed to coronavirus on Monday at ESI Hospital where he was admitted on July 23 after he was brought from his native place (Surpur) in the adjacent Yadigir district,” Kalaburagi district well being official Ok.S. Mallikarjun advised IANS on cellphone.

Kalaburagi is about 630 km north of Bengaluru within the southern state.

Nayak, who was a minister within the Veerappa Moily-led Congress authorities in 1992-94, was down with pneumonia and coronary heart illness. He can be the primary politician to turn out to be a sufferer of the Covid-19 pandemic within the state.

“On being admitted, Nayak’s swab sample was taken for testing, which turned positive and was under treatment for Covid symptoms,” the official recalled.

Nayak leaves behind a widow and two sons.

A celebration hopper, Nayak joined the regional outfit Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) when the Congress denied him ticket, and received from Surpur within the 1994 and 1999 state meeting elections. Later, he joined the BJP and misplaced within the April 2013 meeting elections to Raja Venkatappa of the Congress. IANS

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