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Union Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Suresh Angadi, who was tested positive for coronavirus, has succumbed to the infectious disease. He was being treated in AIIMS, Delhi. Angadi is the second Member of Parliament who died due to coronavirus. Suresh Angadi was Member of Parliament from Belgaum. He was 65 years old.

Suresh Angadi had tested positive for coronavirus on September 11. The 65-year-old member of Lok Sabha from Belagavi constituency in Karnataka was admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, which is a dedicated COVID-19 facility, around 6:30 pm on September 11.

He was being looked after by a team of doctors led by Dr Neeraj Nischal, associate professor in the department of medicine at AIIMS, sources said.

Meanwhile, offering his condolence, Prime Minister Modi said, "Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional Karyakarta, who worked hard to make the Party strong in Karnataka. He was a dedicated MP and effective Minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti."

Earlier, Angadi had tweeted, "I have tested #Covid19 positive.. I am doing fine. Taking the advice of doctors. Requesting all those who have

come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms."
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