He was reportedly rushed to Primus Hospital in Chanakyapuri after suffering a heart attack
Gurudas Kamat served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs with additional charge of Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India during 2009 to 2011. In July 2011, he resigned as minister. In 2013, he was appointed General Secretary All India Congress Committee and was also appointed as a member of the Congress Working Committee.
Party leaders paid their condolences on the leader’s death.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala extended condolences to the leader’s family and friends, and tweeted –
Shocked and deeply anguished to learn about the sudden demise of Senior Congress Leader Sh Gurudas Kamat ji.
No words are enough to describe the sense of loss.
My deepest condolences to his family, friends and followers.
I pray for the departed soul. pic.twitter.com/nwFJivKAim
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 22, 2018
Maharashtra Youth Congress leader Satyajeet Tambe Patil termed Kamat’s demise a “personal loss”. Satyajeet tweeted –
Shocked … My leader Gurudas Kamat is no more . It is my personal loss as well as unrepairable loss of Congress party. pic.twitter.com/2IbtK4rD1o
— Satyajeet Tambe Patil (@satyajeettambe) August 22, 2018