Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and current Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara were among those who expressed grief at the passing of MP Ravindra, a former Harapanahalli legislator, on Saturday.

Ravindra, a Congress leader and son of former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister MP Prakash, died in Bengaluru on Saturday due to multiple organ failure.

In a tweet, Siddaramaiah said that his thoughts are with the family in this hour of grief.

“The news of the death of former legislator MP Ravindra of Harapanahalli is shocking. It is sad that his journey to become the political heir of MP Prakash has been cut short midway. I grieve with the family,” wrote Siddaramaiah in Kannada.

 

 

Parameshwara, too, condoled the passing of the former MLA. In a tweet, Parameshwara said that Ravindra’s death is a “huge loss to Karnataka Congress”.

“Deeply saddened by the demise of M.P. Ravindra, Ex MLA from Harapanahalli. He was a committed worker and a sincere political leader. A huge loss to @INCKarnataka. I extend my condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace,” wrote Parameshwara in a tweet.

 

According to reports, Ravindra had returned to India from Singapore after undergoing treatment. He was admitted to Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru where he breathed his last.

His father, MP Prakash, had served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka in the Congress-JD(S) coalition government from 2005 to 2006. Prakash was a Janata Dal (Secular) MLA from Huvina Hadagali at the time. In 2008, Prakash joined the Congress and remained a member of the party till his death on 9 February 2011 in Bangalore at the age of 71.