Former minister Amarnath Shetty passes away


Team Udayavani, Jan 27, 2020, 9:04 AM IST

Mangaluru: Former Karnataka Minister and senior Janata Dal(S) leader Amarnath Shetty died at a hospital here on Monday, January 27 due to age-related ailments, family sources said.

Shetty, 80, is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Amarnath was admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru due to some health-related issues earlier and passed away after he stopped responding to treatment, informed sources.

Amarnath Shetty joined politics in 1965 and went on to become the President of Paladka Panchayath in Karkala Taluk, Chairman of Moodbidri Town Panchayath, President of Taluk Marketing Society, Karkala, Co-operative Service Bank and District Janata Party of Dakshina Kannada.

In 1983 he was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Moodbidri constituency from the first time. He was again re-elected to the assembly for the same constituency in 1987 and 1994. During his term as a legislator, he served as Minister of the Karnataka Government holding various portfolios namely the Ministry for Tourism and Religious Endowment.

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