Karnataka minister Shivalli dies of heart attack
Karnataka Municipal Administration Minister C S Shivalli died of heart attack at a hospital in Hubballi Friday.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Municipal Administration Minister C S Shivalli died of heart attack at a hospital in Hubballi Friday.
Shivalli (56) complained of fever and vomiting following which he was admitted to the hospital, where he died at around 1.40 pm, they said.
The three-time MLA from Kundgol in Dharwad district, once as an independent and twice from the Congress, had a history of heart disease, the sources said.
Expressing grief, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said Shivalli was with him till Thursday night and later, he got news about his death.
At a party event in Hassan, he said "My cabinet colleague Shivalli was with me till 9 pm yesterday during my visit to the building collapse site in Dharwad."
Shivalli, a Kuruba community leader, was considered among those close to former chief minister and Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah.
He was inducted into the Kumaraswamy-led coalition Cabinet in December last year when it was expanded.(PTI)