Mr. Gadkari was at the convocation of an Agricultural University in Ahmednagar district, was standing on his feet at the time of National anthem, when he suddenly fainted on the stage.
A footage of the event shows that the Union Minister looks unwell as he stands on his legs for the National Anthem, falls and those around him, luckily grab hold of him.
Governor of Maharashtra, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, and other officials also helped the 61-years-old Mr. Gadkari up and sat him down on his chair and within few minutes he was examined by the doctor.
Mr. Gadkari’s aide reports that he is back to his regular schedule within hours. Soon after the episode, the minister left for Shirdi.
He also tweeted that he is now in good health. He posted, “Had slight medical condition due to low sugar. I have been attended by doctors and I am doing well now. I thank all of you for all the well wishes.”
Following the Maharashtra politician Sharad Pawar, an NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) leader tweeted, wishes him for good health.
Nitin Gadkari is the Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Minister, as well as Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga.