Ananth Kumar, senior BJP leader, passes away
Ananth Kumar (59), the senior BJP leader , has recently passed away in Bengaluru on November 12th, 2018. He was in charge of two key ministries – serving as Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers since May 2014 and as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs since July 2016 in the Narendra Modi government until his death. He represented the Bengaluru South parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha six times since 1996. Kumar joined the BJP in 1987 and never looked back, as he held posts of state secretary, state president of the Yuva Morcha, general secretary and national secretary.