Karnataka Minister, Umesh Katti, died after suffering a cardiac arrest, on September 6, late night. At 61, he was leading the Ministry of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department of Karnataka.
Karnataka Minister Umesh Katti Dies At 61
His death was condoled by Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister, Karnataka, by denoting his death as a huge loss for the state.
As per the sources, “the minister felt chest pain at his Dollars Colony home and collapsed. He was then rushed to Ramaiah hospital, where he breathed his last,” mentioned NDTV.
CM, while speaking to the news agency ANI, called Late Mr Katti as his ‘brother’ and asserted that he did a lot for the welfare of the state.
“I have lost a very close friend of mine. He was a brother to me. He had some heart issues, but we never thought he would pass away so soon. He has done a lot of work for the state. He handled several portfolios efficiently. It is a huge loss for the state. He has left a huge vacuum which is very difficult to fill up”, Mr Bommai said.
“His (Umesh Katti) body will be shifted by air ambulance. All procedures will be done after public viewing till 2 pm at Sankeshwara. The last rites will be performed with state honours at Bagewadi Belagavi. A holiday has been announced in schools and colleges today in Belagavi”, he further said.
Ashwathnarayan CN, Minister of Higher Education, Karnataka, stated Mr Katti was a “man of few words”. “He had cardiac issues. Because of the massive heart attack, he lost his life. He was a man of few words. He has always been a people’s man,” he said.
Mr Katti’s Condition When Brought To The Ramaiah Hospital
In charge of emergency services from Ramaiah Hospital, Dr Aruna Ramesh asserted that the Minister surely had gone through a massive heart attack while he was at home.
“He was brought in at 10.30 pm. He was unconscious, wasn’t breathing and did not have a pulse. As a routine, it is considered a cardiac arrest. Despite all our efforts, we could not revive him. At 11.40 pm, we declared him dead. Unfortunately, he must have had a massive heart attack at home. He already had a cardiac problem,” she said.