Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party's senior Karnataka legislator and former minister C.M. Udasi passed away at a private hospital here due to age-related issues, a party official said on Tuesday. He was 85.
"Udasi died around 2.50 p.m. at Narayana Health hospital where he was under treatment for age-related symptoms over the last 15 days," his secretary Govinda Raju told.
He is survived by wife Neelambika, son and sitting MP Shivakumar Chanabasappa and daughter Jayashree.
Udasi was an 8-time legislator from Hangal Assembly constituency in Haveri district. He was a cabinet minister in the BJP's 2008-13 government.
Udasi studied up to the 8th standard but he used to speak more than 7 languages. He used to speak the Tulu language fluently.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa mourned Udasi's death and expressed condolences to his bereaved family.
"Udasi was a gentleman and a dynamic politician. The works he undertook as a PWD Minister is noteworthy. He was always committed to solving people's problems and worked for the betterment of society," he said in a statement here.