Minister for Co-operation Mahadeva Prasad (58) dies of heart attack
Bengaluru: Karnataka State Minister for Co-operation H S Mahadeva Prasad (58), passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to reports.
Mahadeva Prasad passed away in a resort in Chikkamagaluru.
The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed his deepest condolences on the untimely demise of his cabinet colleague.
Known to be close to the CM Mahadeva Prasad was known as the influential leader in Myruru region.
Mahadeva Prasad was a five-term member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing Gundlupet assembly constituency, Mysusu district.
He was also the In-Charge Minister of Chamarajanagar District.
Prasad, who represented Gundlupete constituency in Chamarajanagar district, was a close associate of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Calling Prasad’s death as unexpected and shocking, Siddaramaiah said he was one among his closest. “It is a great loss for me and to the Congress party. He was an able administrator and a clean politician. I have lost a close friend and a wonderful colleague,” he said.
The state government has declared government holiday on January 3 and announced three-day state mourning.
Prasad was a minister in the JD(S)-BJP coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy during 2005-07 and quit JDS and joined the Congress.
Prasad’s son Ganesh said that the body will be taken to Gundlupete by evening and last rites will be performed tomorrow.