familiar TV face Rajiv Tyagi
passed away on Wednesday following a
massive heart attack
, sending shock waves among colleagues who knew him as a combative defender of the party in debates. He will be cremated at Hindon crematorium on Thursday morning.
Tyagi, 53, was in a TV discussion from his
residence in the evening and he is said to have collapsed immediately after the show. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors tried to revive him but in vain. In a condolence message, Rahul Gandhi said in Tyagi’s passing, Congress had lost a “babbar sher”.
कॉंग्रेस ने आज अपना एक बब्बर शेर खो दिया।राजीव त्यागी के कॉंग्रेस प्रेम व संघर्ष की प्रेरणा हमेशा याद रहेंगे।उ… https://t.co/RQSKietRqY— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1597246318000
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
called Tyagi’s death a “personal loss”.
भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस के प्रवक्ता श्री राजीव त्यागी जी की असामयिक मृत्यु मेरे लिए एक व्यक्तिगत दुःख है। हम सबके… https://t.co/5Hwbmuz30V— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) 1597244407000
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka spoke to Tyagi’s wife over the telephone and expressed their condolences.
Tyagi is survived by his wife and two sons.