The Karnataka government on Tuesday announced one-day's leave and three-day state mourning following the demise of Minister for Cooperation, HS Mahadeva Prasad.
Prasad succumbed to a heart attack on Tuesday.
He was 58-year-old.
An active Congressman and five-term member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing Gundlupet Assembly constituency, Prasad was also the In-Charge Minister of Chamarajanagar District.
Being a former Janata Dal leader, Prasad hitherto held the portfolios of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kannada and Culture in Government of Karnataka.