In an unexpected turn of events, the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari fainted during a public event in Maharashtra.
The faint came about, as per reports, due to low blood sugar.
Nitin Gadkari was at the convocation of an agricultural university in Ahmednagar district of the state.
He was on his feet for the national anthem when he fainted on stage.
A video shows the minister looking unwell as he stands for the anthem and began descending as those around him grab hold of him.
Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao and officials helped the 61-year-old minister up and sat him down on his chair.
The minister’s aide said he is back to his regular schedule. He left for Shirdi soon after the episode.
Mr Gadkari also tweeted that he was better. “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,” he posted.