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Ananth Kumar


Tejasvi Surya wins Bangalore South with margin of 3.31 lakh votes

May 24, 2019 12:38 am

Tejaswi Surya was up against Congress candidate B K Hariprasad, a heavyweight who was defeated by Ananth Kumar in 1996. The 28-year-old lawyer secured a comfortable margin of 3,31,192 votes against Congress' Rajya Sabha MP. 

Sadananda Gowda, Narendra Singh Tomar given charge of Ananth Kumar's portfolios

November 13, 2018 8:35 pm

The move was necessitated following the demise of Ananth Kumar on Monday. He was holding the charge of both the ministries of parliamentary affairs and chemicals and fertilisers.

Ananth Kumar funeral HIGHLIGHTS: Union Minister cremated with full state honours in Bengaluru

November 13, 2018 5:33 pm

Ananth Kumar funeral HIGHLIGHTS: The mortal remains of Kumar were taken to Jagannath Bhavan, BJP state office at Malleshwaram, where arrangements were made for party workers and his followers to pay their last respects. 

HN Ananth Kumar (1959-2018), Tributes pour in: Dedicated statesman, able administrator, dynamic leader of poor

November 13, 2018 4:15 am

“This is a tragic loss to public life in our country and particularly for the people of Karnataka. My condolences to his family, colleagues and countless associates,” President Kovind said.

Ananth Kumar never lost a poll, built bridges across divide

November 13, 2018 7:14 am

Ever since he won the seat for the BJP in 1996 for the first time, among the reasons Ananth Kumar never lost even when the BJP fared badly in the rest of Karnataka, was the astute politician’s ability to forge alliances across party lines.

Farewell my friend: Rajeev Chandrashekhar remembers Ananth Kumar

November 12, 2018 2:08 pm

"It’s when you lose a friend that you come to the realisation that as you travel through the journey of life, one is fortunate to come in contact with a few good people. People that make you feel that you are fortunate to have them in your life. Ananth Kumar was that for me."

Ananth Kumar dead: National flag to fly half-mast, Karnataka declares 3-day mourning

November 12, 2018 10:42 am

The Karnataka government has declared a holiday on Monday as a mark of respect to Kumar. His last rites would be performed with all Government honour

Who was Ananth Kumar

November 12, 2018 5:07 pm

Ananth Kumar began his political career as a member of the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and became the national secretary in 1985.

Ananth Kumar passes away: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi express grief

November 13, 2018 11:36 am

Ananth Kumar, 59, died at a private hospital in Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday. Follow LIVE updates on the tributes pouring in for the Union minister.

Ananth Kumar, Union minister and BJP leader, passes away

November 12, 2018 10:35 pm

Ananth Kumar passed away at a Bengaluru hospital early this morning. He was suffering from cancer.


Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.

RSS to ABVP to BJP, Ananth Kumar stayed relevant from Vajpayee’s party to Modi’s cabinet

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.