Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Angadi was an effective minister who worked hard to strengthen his party and was admired across the political spectrum.
"His death is sad," wrote Modi on Twitter.
With 5.7 million confirmed cases, India has the second highest number of cases in the world after the US and is advancing to first place. At least 91,000 Indians were killed by the virus and the country recorded 1,129 deaths on Wednesday.
According to official figures, at least 17 Indian lawmakers have tested positive for Covid-19, a majority of them from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In other developments around the world:
China National Biotec Group, a front runner in coronavirus vaccine development, will donate 200,000 doses of its vaccine to health care workers in Wuhan City, where the pandemic first emerged nine months ago, the company's chairman said Thursday. The vaccine, developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has only completed two phases of clinical trials but has been approved for emergency use. It is currently in the final stages of trials in more than 10 countries.
Germany on Thursday the cities added Copenhagen, Dublin and Lisbon on a list of risk areas in the European Union that travelers should avoid. Germany has a 7-day average of around 1,700 new cases per day. The country's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has also gone into quarantine after one of his employees tested positive for the virus.
Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz von breaks with a lucrative winter tradition Austria On Thursday it was announced that the ski areas may be open for skiing, après-ski or after-ski, but that meetings will not be permitted in the coming season. In many European ski areas, après-ski is characterized by abundant alcohol, live music and exuberant celebrations. Last winter, health officials attributed hundreds of virus cases to après-ski in the Austrian village of Ischgl.
Reporting was written by Matt Apuzzo, Pam Belluck, Aurelien Breeden, Ben Casselman, Choe Sang-Hun, Melissa Eddy, Michael Gold, Christine Hauser, Mike Ives, Miriam Jordan, Isabel Kershner, Mark Landler, Jeffery C. Mays and Jesse McKinley . Sarah Mervosh, Raphael Minder, Christina Morales, Eshe Nelson, Benjamin Novak, Richard C. Paddock, Elian Peltier, Monika Pronczuk, Roni Caryn Rabin, Simon Romero, Adam Satariano, Anna Schaverien, Christopher F. Schütze, Dera Menra Sijabat, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Sui-Lee Wee, Sameer Yasir, and Elaine Yu.