Suresh Angadi age 65, the state railway minister and four-time Lok Sabha member (MP) from Belagavi passed away on Wednesday, 23rd of September, 2020 because of COVID-19. Initially, on the 11th of September, he was tested positive for Coronavirus and was admitted to the AIIMS.
The last ritual were held at 4 pm at Rudrabhumi Delhi’s Sector 24 Dwarka abiding the COVID protocol. Observing this shocking and saddening incident the cabinet also condoled the sad demise of Shri Suresh C. Angadi. The Nation Flag was at half mast in Delhi on September 24th on Buildings where it is usually Flown as Mark of Respect to Union Minister of State for Railways, Shri Suresh C. Angadi.
PM, Narendra Modi also expressed his grief and tweed on the twitter–
“Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional Karyakarta, who worked hard to make the Party strong in Karnataka. He was a dedicated MP and effective Minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti,”
Shri Angadi was born on 1 June 1955 to Somavva and Chanabasappa Angadi in an agricultural family in KK Koppa village near Belagavi. He graduated with a bachelor’s in commerce from S.S.S. Samithi College of commerce in Belagavi. He also completed his graduation in law from Raja Lakhamgouda Law College, Belagavi.
He began his career in politics with the Bharatiya Janata Party as the vice president of the party’s Belagavi district unit in 1996. In 2001 he was nominated as the president of the district unit and continued to hold that post until he was nominated as the party’s candidate for the Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency in 2004.
Shri Angadi defeated his opponent of the INC and became a Member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He was re-elected to Lok Sabha from Belagavi in 2009, 2014, and 2019.
He served as member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution; Human Resources Development and Defence as well as Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance.
He also served as Member of the Joint Committee on Pension, Salaries, and Allowances for Members of Parliament, the Advisory Committee on Central Direct Taxes, the House Committee, and the Committee on Petitions.
In May 2019, Shri Angadi became Minister of State for Railways and served the office till his death, as a minister of railways he did remarkable work in the state, in his short 16-month tenure as a minister he introduced many projects related to railways in the state.