Bengaluru Dy Mayor Ramila Umashankar passes away

Bengaluru Dy Mayor Ramila Umashankar passes away

Ramila Umashankar

Bengaluru Deputy Mayor Ramila Umashankar passed away early on Friday morning in the city.

The JD(S) leader from the Kaveripura ward, who was elected as the deputy mayor of the powerful local body on September 28, is survived by her husband and two children.

The news came as a shock to party workers and colleagues on Friday morning as she was very active when they met her last time.

"She had uneasiness at about 12.50 am and had breathing difficulties. She was rushed to Chord Road Hospital by her family members and she breathed her last on the way," said the source close to the family.

Dr Vishwas, director, administration, Chord Road Hospital, told DH that Ramila was brought dead to the hospital. "Family members informed us that she had collapsed at home. She was brought dead at about 1.15 am. We are yet to understand if it was a cardiac arrest or heart attack," Dr Vishwas said. 

Deputy CM G Parameshwara paying tributes to Ramila.

The BBMP offices except the emergency services will remain closed today.

Chief Minister Kumaraswamy expressed shock at the demise of the deputy mayor.

"She had actively participated with us at the Namma Metro flagging off event just yesterday. She was a dedicated social worker and committed party worker. It's shocking to learn that she is no more with us," the chief minister said.

"My heartfelt condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace. Pray the Almighty gives courage and strength to the family to bear this loss," Kumaraswamy said in a press statement.

Ramila's husband D Umashankar is an ex-councillor from Kottigepalya ward, son Varun Kumar has completed his MBA and daughter Bhoomika Rani is a PU student.