Anand Mamani, BJP legislator and Deputy Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, passed away on Saturday night at a hospital in Karnataka after suffering from severe illness for a month. He was 56.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed deep anguish and condoled the passing away of Anand Mamani.
“Pained by the passing away of Shri Anand Mamani, the Deputy Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly. He was a formidable leader who worked extensively for social empowerment. He also worked to strengthen BJP across Karnataka. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted.
Several party and national leaders condoled the death and expressed heartfelt condolences on the passing away of political leader from Karnataka Mamami, a three-time BJP MLA, who is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, MP from Karnataka, also condoled the death: "Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri Anand Mamani, Deputy Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly. Three times elected as MLA, his contribution in strengthening @BJP4Karnataka @BJP4India is recognised by all. Condolences to his family and followers,".
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a tweet: "Deeply anguished to hear about the unfortunate demise of Deputy Speaker of Karnataka and our Party MLA, Anand Mamani Ji. My condolences to his family members and followers".
"Saddened to know about the demise of our party’s MLA & Deputy Speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly Sri Anand Mamani Ji. The people of the state have lost a great public servant & legislator today. My condolences to his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti," BJP national President JP Nadda tweeted.
Om Birla, Speaker, Parliament said in a Twitter post: "Anguished to know about untimely demise of Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly & three-time MLA, Anand Mamani Ji. My thoughts are with his families & followers at this hour of grief. May his soul attain the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu. Om Shanti!"