Bengaluru: Congress MLA B Narayan Rao, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, died on Thursday, the hospital in Bengaluru where he was admitted said. Also Read - Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders May Increase Risk Of Severe COVID-19

He is the third lawmaker from Karnataka to have died after Ashok Gasti (Rajya Sabha member) and Suresh Angadi. Also Read - How Taiwan Went Over 200 Days Without a Single Locally-Transmitted Covid-19 Case

The 65-year-old Basavakalyan MLA from Bidar district in North Karnataka was admitted on September 1 after being diagnosed with severe COVID-19 infection, Manipal Hospital Director Dr Manish Rai said in a statement. Also Read - India Records 48,648 Fresh Covid Cases, 563 Deaths; Tally Reaches 80.88 Lakh

He passed away at 3.55 pm, it said.

Dr Rai said he was critically ill with multi-organ failure and on multiple supports including ventilator in the Intensive care unit under constant observation by an expert panel of doctors.

“We deeply regret the loss and express our condolences to his family and friends,” he added.