Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies after heart attack

Had a heart attack soon after appearance on a TV debate

Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies after heart attack

Photo: Rajiv Tyagi's Twitter handle @RTforINDIA

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 12

Congress spokesperson and party’s Uttar Pradesh leader Rajeev Tyagi died of cardiac arrest right after participating in a television debate on Wednesday.

Tyagi was at his home when he had a massive cardiac arrest and was rushed to a local hospital in Ghaziabad where he could not be revived.

“Rajiv Tyagi was an ideological warrior. His sudden death is a personal loss and an irreparable loss for all of us,” AICC General Secretary UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said today in a tweet posting her picture with Tyagi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also tweeted his condolences to the family of Tyagi saying “Congress has lost a lion today. We will forever remember Rajeev Tyagi’s love for Congress and his struggle for its ideology.”

Tyagi was 52 years old.

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