Former Union Minister and ex-Member of Parliament Venur Dhananjay Kumar today passed away after a prolonged illness in Mangaluru.
Dhananjay, 67, was a cabinet minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism in 1996, Union Minister of State for Finance from 1999–2000 and Union Minister of State for Textiles from 2000–2003.
He was an MLA in Karnataka government before getting elected as a Parliamentarian and was known as a loyalist of former CM B.S Yeddyurappa.
Karnataka: Former Union Minister V. Dhananjay Kumar passes away in Mangaluru after a prolonged illness. pic.twitter.com/LgOledVhZ3— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2019