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Rajya Sabha member Ashok Gasti dies of Covid-19

BENGALURU: Newly elected Rajya Sabha member Ashok Gasti, who was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, died on Thursday night, the hospital said.
Fifty-five year old Gasti, who was admitted to Manipal Hospital on Old Airport Road on September 2 and diagnosed with severe Covid-19 pneumonia, passed away at 10.31 pm, hospital director Manish Rai said in a statement.
Condoling Gasti's demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was passionate about empowering the poor and marginalised sections of society.
"Rajya Sabha MP Shri Ashok Gasti was a dedicated Karyakarta who worked hard to strengthen the Party in Karnataka. He was passionate about empowering the poor and marginalised sections of society. Anguished by his passing away.
Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti," Modi tweeted.

Rajya Sabha MP Shri Ashok Gasti was a dedicated Karyakarta who worked hard to strengthen the Party in Karnataka. He… https://t.co/5YkhmaIFgU

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According to Rai, Gasti was critically ill with multi-organ failure and was on life support system under constant Read More – Source