Vijaya Kumar collapsed while campaigning in his constituency on Thursday evening.

Jayanagar BJP MLA BN Vijaya Kumar dies due to cardiac arrest
Karnataka Elections Death Friday, May 04, 2018 - 09:00

BJP's two-time sitting MLA from Jayanagar, BN Vijay Kumar died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 59 years old. 

According to The Hindu, Vijaya Kumar collapsed while campaigning in his constituency on Thursday evening. He was rushed to Jayadeva Instityte of Cardiology for treatment. 

The report states that Vijay Kumar died at around 1 am. He was an MLA from Jayanagar for two terms and was seeking re-elecion. Vijay Kumar was up against incumbent Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy's daughter Soumya Reddy in Jayanagar.

Vijay Kumar joined the BJP in 1990. Many of Bengaluru's prominent voices expressed their condolences and remembered him as a legislator who tried to make Jaya Nagar a better urban space. 

His last rites will be performed on Friday evening.

Condolencces poured in after his death was reported from political leaders from all parties.

 

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