Bengaluru Deputy Mayor Ramila dies of heart attack

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Bengaluru Deputy Mayor Ramila dies of heart attack
Bengaluru Deputy Mayor Ramila dies of heart attack

Bengaluru: Bengaluru’s new Deputy Mayor Ramila Umashankar died following a massive heart attack early on Friday, said an official. She was 44.

“Ramila died after a massive cardiac arrest around 12.50 a.m. at a private hospital in the city,” Bengaluru civic corporation official L. Suresh told IANS.

She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter.

The ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) counsellor from Kaveripura was elected on September 28.

“Ramila’s husband (Umashankar) rushed her to the hospital after she complained of chest pain and difficulty in breathing,” Suresh said.

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) declared a holiday for its offices, schools and civic wards across the city. Hospitals and markets though would remain open.

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, former Prime Minister and JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and Bengaluru Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun have mourned Ramila’s death and expressed condolence to her bereaved family, among many others.

IANS