Corporators, mayor pay tribute to recently departed

 Members of the BBMP council on Wednesday paid tributes to Union minister Ananth Kumar, actor-politician Ambareesh and former railway minister C K Jaffer Sharief.

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun joined the council members cutting across party lines in paying rich tributes to the departed leaders. Members urged the BBMP to name an important road or building owned by the civic body after the leaders.

The council, starting its meeting an hour late, observed a two-minute silence in their memory.

Along with the mayor, BBMP ruling party leader M Shivaraju, Opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy, JD(S) leader Nethra Narayan and BBMP officials paid their respects.

"The three leaders have done a lot of work for society. Ananth Kumar had a vision for the city, and was involved in bringing in Namma Metro and the international airport to the city. Ambareesh was a great actor in the Kannada film industry and also a good politician. Jaffer Sharief is known for his work as a former railway minister. He had provided a lot of job opportunities in the railways to Kannadigas," Shivaraju said.

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