The 63-year old senior Congress leader, Gurudas Kamat, passed away in a hospital in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri on Wednesday morning, reported ANI. He got a severe heart attack of high intensity which became the cause of his death. Kamat was an advocate by profession and had been associated with Congress party for decades now. He also served as the Minister of State for Home Affairs and additional charge of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology between 2009 and 2011. He resigned in 2011 as the minister from the cabinet.
Kamat was also appointed as the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee in 2013, additionally the member of Congress Working Committee. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) from the Mumbai North West constituency of Maharashtra in 2009. He was also elected as the MP from Mumbai North East constituency of Maharashtra in 1984, 1991, 1998 and 2004.
Kamat was known as one of the senior most Congress leader due to his efforts for the Congress party’s growth. He was appointed as the Mumbai Congress president in 2003 and stayed at the post till 2008. 1980 also brought a prominent place for him in the Maharashtra Congress as he was deployed in Maharashtra as General Secretary of Maharashtra Youth Congress. He lost his MP seat to rival Shiv Sena Leader Gajanan Kirtikar in 2014.