Karnataka minister Shivalli dies of heart attack

DN Bureau

Karnataka Municipal Administration Minister C S Shivalli died of heart attack at a hospital in Hubballi Friday.

C S Shivalli

Bengaluru: Karnataka Municipal Administration Minister C S Shivalli died of heart attack at a hospital in Hubballi Friday.

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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.

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy

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.

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He was inducted into the Kumaraswamy-led coalition Cabinet in December last year when it was expanded.(PTI)

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