JD(S) leader K Amarnath Shetty passes away

JD(S) leader K Amarnath Shetty passes away

Amarnath Shetty, a trustee of Alva's Education Foundation (AEF), had joined politics in 1965

K Amarnath Shetty file photo (DH Photo)

JD(S) leader and former Labour Minister K Amarnath Shetty passed away at a private hospital in Mangaluru on Monday morning. He was 80. Shetty was unwell for sometime, and was admitted to the hospital a few days ago, family sources said.

Amarnath Shetty, a trustee of Alva's Education Foundation (AEF), had joined politics in 1965.

He became the president of Paladka Gram Panchayat and soon was elected as MLA from Moodbdri constituency in 1983. He won the successive elections held in the same constituency in 1987 and 1994. He had served as Tourism and later as Labour Minister.