Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat passed away at 63
Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat (63) died on Wednesday. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Delhi. Kamat is the general secretary of All India Congress Committee and member of the Congress Working Committee. He has been a five-time MP from two different seats in Mumbai. UPA President Sonia Gandhi reached the hospital for the last visit.
Kamat graduated from RA Poddar College in Mumbai. He was a lawyer by profession. Between 2009 and 2011, he was also the Minister of State for Home and Minister of Communications and Information Technology in the Manmohan Singh Government. Kamat had to face defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Congress had entrusted Kamat to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu, but due to resentment from the party, he resigned from all the posts in 2017. BJP MP Kirit Somaiya condoles the demise of Kamat.
Sources said Kamat’s assistant gave him tea on the morning. At the same time, he talked of having trouble breathing. His driver immediately took him to the hospital. Kamat was taken to Primus Hospital at Chanakyapuri at around seven in the morning after having difficulty in breathing, but he died on the way.