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MoS Railways Suresh Angadi passes away due to coronavirus at AIIMS

Suresh Angadi is also the first sitting minister to have died after testing positive for the infection

Union minister Suresh Angadi
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The 65-year old Lok Sabha MP from Belagavi constituency in Karnataka as a member of the BJP became seriously ill and was hospitalised a week ago

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Minister of State for Railways and Karnataka BJP MP Suresh Angadi passed away on Wednesday, days after he tested positive for Covid-19.

The 65-year-old passed away at around 8 pm at the AIIMS trauma centre which has been converted into a dedicated Covid-19 facility, sources at the hospital said.

A fourth-term MP from Belagavi, Angadi is the first Union minister to have died of coronavirus. At least six MLAs and three MPs have earlier succumbed to it. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died on August 31, was also diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.

Angadi had on September 11 himself announced on

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First Published: Sep 23 2020 | 9:40 PM IST

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