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.
Jayanagara MLA Shri B N Vijaya Kumar has died suddenly apparently due to cardiac arrest.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) May 4, 2018
I express my condolences to his family & loved ones. Shri Vijaya Kumar was a sincere & hard working political leaders
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Q7D8lERleZ
Sri BN Vijay Kumar, Jayanagar's popular 2 term MLA & BJP candidate passed away last night due to cardiac arrest. His humility, dedication & commitment to party and people will be remembered. A great loss for us. Our condolences to his family.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
We pray for his Sadgati. #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/EcAivkgtt4
Just driving thru Jayanagar in Bangalore n can't help but notiehow good the pavements n roads r and how clean Otis Kudos to MLA vijay kumar— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) July 20, 2013
ಜಯನಗರದ ಶಾಸಕ ಶ್ರೀ ಬಿ.ಎನ್.ವಿಜಯ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ರವರು ವಿಧಿವಶರಾಗಿರುವುದು ಆಘಾತ ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಮಹಾನ್ ದೇಶಪ್ರೇಮಿ, ಸರಳಜೀವಿ, ಜನಪರ ಕಾಳಜಿಯುಳ್ಳ ನಾಯಕರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಇವರ ಅಗಲಿಕೆಯು ರಾಜ್ಯ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ತುಂಬಲಾರದ ನಷ್ಟ. ಮೃತರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸಿಗಲಿ, ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬಕ್ಕೆ ದುಃಖ ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿ ದೊರೆಯಲಿ ಎಂದು ದೇವರಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) May 4, 2018