ABVP expresses grief over demise of Union Minister

Port Blair
13 Nov 2018

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad has expressed profound grief over the sudden demise of Mr Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. He was suffering from lung cancer and passed away in Bengaluru on Monday. “His demise is a huge setback for the nation and ABVP family. He was an asset to the nation and a remarkable leader who entered student activism through ABVP at a young age and went on to serve the society with utmost diligence and compassion. Besides many important responsibilities in ABVP, he served as State Secretary, National Secretary and led many vital national mass movements like “Save Campus” in his tenure,” a release issued from ABVP Central Office, Mumbai by Central Office said.
During the time of Emergency implemented by Indira Gandhi he was lodged in jail like many other students across the nation. He was the youngest Cabinet Minister in the NDA Government led by former PM Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was the face of development for the people of Karnataka and his Constituency. ABVP'S National President Dr. S.Subbiah, National General Secretary Mr Ashish Chauhan and National Organising Secretary Mr Sunil Ambekar by expressing deep sorrow, paid tributes to Anant on his sad demise. “He played a big role in providing speed and direction to the student activism of Karnataka in the decade of 80's. He worked with ABVP for a very long time and handled many responsibilities as well spent his entire life serving the society and people of India. He was an inspiration for all of us, his death is a huge setback for our nation” said K.N. Raghunandan, National Joint Organising Secretary, ABVP