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Karnataka Minister Mahadeva Prasad dies

Minister for Cooperation and Sugar H.S. Mahadeva Prasad.

Minister for Cooperation and Sugar H.S. Mahadeva Prasad.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

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A five-time MLA, Mr. Prasad was a Siddaramaiah loyalist, following him from the JD(S) to the Congress.

Karnataka Cooperation and Sugar Minister H.S. Mahadeva Prasad died of a heart attack on Tuesday morning. He was 58 years old.

A five-time MLA, Mr. Prasad breathed his last at a private resort near Chikmagalur. The Minister visited Chikmagalur for attending a programme at Koppa in Chikmagalur.

Born on August 5, 1958, Mr. Prasad was elected from the Gundlupet constituency in Chamarajnagar district from the Congress.

He became a Minister in the Siddaramaiah government in 2013. He also served as the Kannada and Culture Minister in the JD(S)-BJP coalition government headed by H.D. Kumaraswamy during 2005-07.

A close loyalist of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, he quit the Janata Dal(S) and joined the Congress along with the Chief Minister in 2007.

He successfully contested the Assembly from Gundlupet constituency from 1994, 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2013.

Siddaramaiah condoles death

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed shock over the death of his close associate. The Chief Minister declared a holiday on Tuesday and three-day state mourning..

Mr. Siddaramaiah called an emergency cabinet meeting at noon to condole the death of the Minister.

In a message, the Chief Minister said “Cabinet Minister Prasad’s death is a big loss to the party and the State. He was a gentle Minister and discharged his duties sincerely."

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