Deputy Mayor Bengaluru R. Ramila Umashankar, 44, died of a massive cardiac arrest on Friday, October 5, 2018. Ms. Umashankar took charge as Deputy Mayor on October 3, 2018.
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.
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 INS India. He said she had never had any cardiac issues in the past and the turn of events had taken the family by surprise.