The news update was posted to Twitter by a few individuals even as others shared clips from his just concluded interview. It was later confirmed by news agency ANI. Reacting to the same, many officials have expressed shock and condoled his demise.
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. A staunch Congressman and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his families and friends in this time of grief,” the INC tweeted.