PM Modi, BS Yeddyurappa condole death of Rakesh Siddaramaiah

Rakesh Siddaramaiah had fallen ill while touring in Belgium and was hospitalised at Belgium.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2016 6:27 pm
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s eldest son Rakesh breathed his last in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday, according to ANI.

Rakesh passed away at Belgium University Hospital due to multiple organ failure. He is survived by wife and two children. The 39-year-old was supposed to contest elections from his father’s Varuna constituency in the next Karnataka Assembly elections.

Rakesh had fallen ill while touring in Belgium and was hospitalised at Belgium University Hospital after he complained of severe stomach pain after which he was admitted to the hospital. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and was undergoing treatment for the same.

The Karnataka chief minister had refused to divulge any details about his son’s ailment when asked on Friday. He had sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s help to seek treatment of his son in a hospital in Belgium.

Read: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s son Rakesh passes away

Twitter poured in with condolences for the family, evoking reactions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhartiya Janta Pary Karnataka chief B.S. Yeddyurappa and Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble among others.

Siddaramaiah, along with his family, was already in Brussels. According to reports, they’ll come with Rakesh’s mortal remains will reach Bengaluru on Sunday.

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