On Wednesday, less than three hours after he appeared on an Aaj Tak debate over the recent Bengaluru riots, Congress Spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi had passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
A young leader, Tyagi suffered an attack soon after a TV debate and fell unconscious at his residence in Vaishali, sources said.
He was immediately rushed to the Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad, where doctors tried to revive him, but could not, the sources said.
His last tweet was about his participation in a TV debate at 5 PM.
"We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. A staunch Congressman & a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his families & friends in this time of grief," the Congress tweeted.
Netizens took to Twitter to mourn the Congress leader's untimely demise.
A Twitter user said, "This was the last debate Rajiv Tyagi was on. And suddenly he felt unwell. Rushed to hospital. He died doing what he loved doing always. RIP Sir."
Congress leaders too expressed their condolences. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, "Saddened to know of untimely demise of INC national spokesperson, Sh. Rajiv Tyagi. He served the party dedicatedly. My heartfelt condolences to his family members & friends. May they remain strong in this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace."