“Mr. Umesh Katti was a seasoned leader who contributed immensely to the development of Karnataka. Saddened by his passing away. My condolences to his family and supporters in this sad situation. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.
Minister Umesh Katti died of heart attack on Tuesday night. At his residence in Dollars Colony, Bangalore, around 10 pm, he developed chest pain and collapsed. He was immediately rushed to MS Ramaiah Hospital. But he breathed his last late at night as the treatment was ineffective.
Umesh Katti’s funeral will be held at Bagewadi, Bellada, Hukkeri, around 5 pm. Ministers, MLAs and leaders of opposition parties including Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai are expected to participate in the funeral. The last rites will be performed as per Lingayat tradition, right next to the grave of Umesh Katthi’s father.