She took charge as Deputy Mayor on October 3, 2018.
Deputy Mayor Bengaluru R. Ramila Umashankar, 44, died of a massive cardiac arrest on Friday, October 5, 2018. A first time councillor from Kaveripura ward in Govindaraj Nagar assembly constituency, she was elected as deputy mayor on September 28, exactly a week ago. She was elected from JD(S).
Ms. Umashankar took charge as Deputy Mayor on October 3, 2018.
She woke her family members up complaining of chest pain and was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors said she had suffered a massive cardiac arrest. She was declared dead at around 2 a.m., said a close relative of hers to The Hindu. He said she had never had any cardiac issues in the past and the turn of events had taken the family by surprise.
On Thursday, Ms. Umashankar had a packed day as she accompanied Deputy CM Dr. G. Parameshwara to inspect K.R. Market and later participated in a CM programme, travelling with him in Namma Metro.