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.
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.
My thoughts are with Siddaramaiah ji & his family on the demise of his son. May God give the family strength to bear the irreparable loss.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2016
Heard the shocking news of demise of Rakesh Siddaramaiah. Deepest condolences to Sri Siddaramaiah and other family members.@CMofKarnataka
— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 30, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to @CMofKarnataka Siddaramaiah on the loss of his son! My prayers for him and his family.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 30, 2016
Saddened by the tragic news of the demise of Sh Rakesh Siddaramaiah. My heart goes out to @CMofKarnataka ,his family and loved ones. R.I.P
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) July 30, 2016
I join every Kannadiga in praying for the Departed Soul of Shri Rakesh Siddaramaiah. My thoughts go out for @CMofKarnataka & His Family
— C.T.Ravi (@CTRavi_BJP) July 30, 2016
@MVenkaiahNaidu may his soul RIP 😞
— MONU-BJP (@gunnersmonu) July 30, 2016
Extending her condolences to his father and Karnataka Chief Minister, Shri Siddaramaiah, Smt. Gandhi said…
— INC India (@INCIndia) July 30, 2016
Learnt about demise of son of Siddaramaiah Ji, may God give strength to the family to bear the unrecoverable loss.@CMofKarnataka
— Kalraj Mishra (@KalrajMishra) July 30, 2016
I am deeply saddened by the news of Rakesh Siddaramaiah passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family sir @CMofKarnataka
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) July 30, 2016
My deepest condolences are with Siddaramaiah Ji @CMofKarnataka .May the divine guide the departed soul of Rakesh & bless his loved ones.
— Sh. Suparno Satpathy (@SuparnoSatpathy) July 30, 2016
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.