Umesh Vishwanath Katti, who was handling two portfolios in chief minister Basavaraj Bommai government, passed away on Tuesday night due to cardiac arrest. He was 61.
As per reports, Umesh breathed his last at his Dollar’s Colony residence in Bangalore. He was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed in the bathroom.
According to doctors, the Minister had no pulse when he was brought to the hospital.
“Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of my close colleague Karnataka Minister of Forests Umesh Katti. With his demise, the state has lost a skilled diplomat, active leader and loyal public servant,” tweeted CM Bommai.
Umesh Katti was handling Forest and Food and Civil Supply portfolios in the Bommai government. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.