Congress spokesman Rajiv Tyagi dies soon after TV debate

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Congress spokesman


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…

— 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…

— 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.

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