Bengaluru: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy urged the central government to confer Bharat Ratna to late Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddaganga mutt in Tumakuru.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CM HD Kumaraswamy explained the contributions of the Siddaganga seer to the state and the poor people. He has drawn the attention of the Prime Minister towards the achievement of the seer as the head of the mutt for over seven decades.
He pointed out that seer introduced free mass education and free mass meal concept.
It can recalled that seer passed away on January 21, 2019 and there is a chorus to confer Bharat Ratna to him since then.
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