Kumar was holding two portfolios of parliamentary affairs and Chemicals and Fertilizers in the Modi government.
Ananth Kumar, aged 59, passed away at around 2 AM on Monday due to complications following cancer and infections, said an official statement from his office.
Ananth Kumar: RSS ideologue,Bengaluru's 'most loved' MP, first Kannada speaker in UN - Known for his political adroitness, Kumar, a six-time member of Parliament, gregarious with strong political instincts, had managed to be in the inner circle of the central leadership of the BJP -- be it during the heyday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee or L K Advani and now Narendra Modi.
Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister, Ananth Kumar had not been keeping well, Ministry officials said.
Union minister Ananth Kumar, 59, died at 2 am Monday at Karnataka's capital Bengaluru. He was suffering from cancer.
Karnataka has announced holiday for all schools and colleges on Monday, as a mark of respect for the leader.
Union Minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday at 2 am, following complications due to cancer. He had been in the intensive care unit and was on ventilator support for the past few days.
India News: Union minister HN Ananth Kumar, 59, passed away in Bengaluru in the wee hours on Monday. He was undergoing treatment for cancer at Shankara Cancer Hos