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JDS’ Vishwanath suffers mild heart attack; Party president post jinxed?

JD(S) president H Vishwanath was in Hyderabad to attend Kuruba community conference, when he suffered a cardiac arrest. In earlier cases, HD Kumaraswamy when he was the party president had suffered a heart attack. In 2008, JD(S) president Mirajuddin Patel died of a cardiac arrest.

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Bengaluru, First Published Mar 16, 2019, 6:33 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Janata Dal (Secular) president H Vishwanath suffered a mild heart attack and has been admitted to Ozone Hospital in Hyderabad.

Vishwanath was in Hyderabad to attend a conference of the Kuruba community on Friday. Dr CN Manjunath from Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru is in contact with doctors treating Vishwanath in Ozone Hospital. He will be shifted to Bengaluru after his health stabilises.

This is not the first time that a president of the party has suffered a heart attack.

Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who has been the JD(S) president had allegedly suffered a second heart attack in late March when he was on a tour of Israel. He was rushed to hospital where top doctors attended to him.

Kumaraswamy also underwent successful surgery at Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru on September 23, 2017.

Flipping through the pages of history, one can is reminded that former Karnataka minister and JD(S) president Mirajuddin Patel died after a massive heart attack in October 2008.

Patel was in Kalaburagi to address party workers when he collapsed. He was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

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