Former minister C Chennigappa passed away

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Former minister C Chennigappa passed away

Former minister C Chennigappa passed away

Feb 21, 2020 10:48:28 AM (IST)

Former minister C Chennigappa passed away-1Bengaluru: Former minister C Chennigapppa passed away in a private hospital of the city on Friday. He was 76-years-old.

Chennigappa, who hailed from Byranayakanahalli of Nelamangala taluk was the forest minister in BJP-JDS coalition government in 2006-07. He served as a MLA for three terms.

A controversial figure in the JDS state unit, Chennigappa started his career as a police constable. Later he quit the job and joined politics.

His son Gowrishankar is a MLA from Tumakuru rural constituency.

For last one year, Chennigappa was batling multi organ complications.

CM Yediyurappa, former CM HD Kumaraswamy condoled his death.