Karnataka Mourns Demise Of Prominent Dalit Leader Srinivas Prasad

Karnataka Mourns Demise Of Prominent Dalit Leader Srinivas Prasad

According to family sources, Prasad passed away after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of Monday.

IANSUpdated: Monday, April 29, 2024, 03:57 PM IST
article-image

Mysuru: Prominent Dalit leader Srinivas Prasad, who helped BJP make inroads in south Karnataka and took the party to the doorsteps of the oppressed classes, passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Monday. He was 76.

According to family sources, Prasad passed away after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of Monday. He also suffered from multiple organ failure, according to his family. He was admitted to the private hospital three days ago.

Srinivas Prasad is survived by his wife, Prathima Prasad, and daughters, Purnima Prasad and Poonam Prasad. Purnima Prasad stated that the body would be kept at the residence in Jayalakshmipuram locality in Mysuru city for the people to pay their last respects

About Srinivas Prasad

Prasad, a six-term MP from Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha seat, had helped the BJP win the seat for the first time in the 2019 general election. He had recently announced retirement from electoral politics ahead of the Lok Sabha election.

Prasad served as the Union Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government.

Expressing shock over the death, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated that it was a big setback for the struggle towards social justice. “We had retained a good relationship despite being attached to different political parties.

State BJP President B.Y. Vijayendra said, "Srinivas Prasad chose the BJP party at the fag end of his political career and helped the party reach out to the masses over its principles, ideology, and nationalism. His demise has created a vacuum at the national level."

RECENT STORIES

Indian Army's Major Radhika Sen To Receive Prestigious 2023 UN Military Gender Advocate Of Year...

Indian Army's Major Radhika Sen To Receive Prestigious 2023 UN Military Gender Advocate Of Year...

'Should I Take Care Of My Relationship Or Worry About Future Of Odisha?: PM Modi's Reply On Not...

'Should I Take Care Of My Relationship Or Worry About Future Of Odisha?: PM Modi's Reply On Not...

PM Modi Condoles Loss Of Lives In Papua New Guinea Landslide; Offers Support & Assistance

PM Modi Condoles Loss Of Lives In Papua New Guinea Landslide; Offers Support & Assistance

Isha Foundation Brings Yoga to Indore Jail, Enhancing Inmate Wellness

Isha Foundation Brings Yoga to Indore Jail, Enhancing Inmate Wellness

Ranjit Murder Case: Punjab And Haryana High Court Acquits Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim...

Ranjit Murder Case: Punjab And Haryana High Court Acquits Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim...