Karnataka Minister for Municipal Administration C.S. Shivalli suffered a massive heart attack and passed away on Friday. He was 58.
Mr. Shivalli was rushed to a private hospital in Hubballi after he collapsed while speaking to few people in Dharwad. He breathed his last in the hospital.
Mr. Shivalli had undergone a heart surgery earlier. For the past three days, he was at the building collapse site in Dharwad monitoring the rescue operation.
Channabasappa Satyappa Shivalli was a three-time MLA from Kundagol constituency in Dharwad district. He won his first election as an independent candidate in 1999.
Mr. Shivalli joined Congress and subsequently lost in the 2008 elections. He won again in 2013 and 2018 as a Congress candidate. He was given a cabinet berth during the latest reshuffle.