NEW DELHI: Congress spokesman and 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 Ghaziabad 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”.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called Tyagi’s death a “personal loss”.

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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