Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Ex-CM Siddaramaiah, Mallikarjun Kharge, DK Shivakumar and other political leaders are shocked by the sudden death of former Congress MP P Dhruvanarayana, who passed away on Saturday.
P Dhruvanarayana, 61, was admitted to the DPM Multi Speciality Hospital in Mysuru on Saturday morning after he complained of chest pain. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital. “Dhruvanarayana complained of chest pain, and his driver brought him to the hospital at around 6.40 am. But he didn’t survive,” said Dr Manjunath.
Started his political journey as a student leader, Dhruvanarayana joined the Congress as a party worker in n 1983, contested his first Vidhan Sabha elections from Santhermarahalli Constituency, which he lost in 1999. He contested the Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency and Kollegal constituency in 2004 and 2008, respectively and won with big margin of votes.
Subsequently, the 61-year-old was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Chamarajanagara constituency with a margin of 4,020 votes. Once again in 2014, he was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha as a member of Parliament with a margin of 141,182 votes. In 2019, Dhruvanarayan lost to Srinivasa Prasad in the 17th Lok Sabha elections by 12,716 votes.
The news about the sudden death of P Dhruvanarayana, who was the working president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) came as a rude shock to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and many other political leaders on Saturday. Some of them took to Twitter to pay their last respect to the Congress leader.
CM Basavaraj Bommai: The death of Mr. Dhruvanarayan, who was a former MP and the working president of KPCC, is very sad. May his soul rest in peace and may God give strength to his fans and family to bear this grief. Om Shanthi
Dhruvanarayanal was great and a soft-spoken leader. He always stood for the people of his constituency. He had an immense knowledge to discuss various issues and had been a voice of Karanataka in the parliament, his demise is a great loss to the State,” the BJP leader said.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi: Saddened by the sudden demise of former MP, Shri R Dhruvanarayan. A hard-working & humble grassroots leader, he was a champion of social justice who rose through the ranks of NSUI & Youth Congress. His passing is a huge loss to the Congress party. My condolences to his family.
Randeep Singh Surjewala: No words can describe the irreparable loss of our ever-smiling friend, our leader & easily the most dedicated foot soldier of Congress, Sh. Dhruvanarayan. Dedicated to the cause of the poor, an avid champion of the downtrodden, we will miss u forever my friend. PIP.
Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal: Shocked at the passing away of KPCC Working Pres. P. Dhruvanarayana ji. He will be remembered for his commitment to the Congress through thick and thin, and his illustrious tenure in Parliament. My condolences to his family and well-wishers in this time of grief.
DK Shivakumar: I am deeply shocked by the sudden death of KPCC working president and former MP Mr. Dhruva Narayan. He was a close friend and used to give excellent advice when making difficult decisions. His personality was always cheerful without hurting anyone’s heart. May his soul rest in peace.
Mallikarjun Kharge: Deeply anguished & pained by the passing away of R Dhruvanarayana. He was not just a grassroots political, but the finest human being. His demise is not just the loss for @INCIndia, but a huge personal loss for me as well. My thoughts are with his family and followers.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: Deeply saddened to hear about the death of Shri. Dhruvanarayana Ji, former MP and working president of KPCC. His contribution to public service and commitment to social justice will always be remembered. My condolences to his family and friends.
BL Santhosh: Sri Dhruvanarayana, Ex MP of Chamarajanagara is no more. Sri Dhruvanarayana generated good will across the ideological , party boundaries by the sheer strength of his personality & social work. Pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul. Om Shanti. 🙏🙏🙏
Araga Jnanendra: The death of senior Congress leader, former Lok Sabha member from Chamarajanagar Shri R. Dhruvanarayan, who was the voice of the oppressed and backward classes, is deeply saddened. With his passing, the state has lost a great politician. May his soul rest in peace.
B.C Nagesh: Deeply shocked to hear the news of Former Chamarajanagar MP, KPCC Working President Shri R. Dhruvanarayan’s demise. May God give strength to his family members and friends to bear the pain. May God bless the departed soul. Om Shanti