December 26th, 2011
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Former Karnataka CM Bangarappa passes away

bengarappaBangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Sarekoppa Bangarappa passed away in the wee hours of the morning at Mallya hospital due to kidney failure following a brief illness, family sources said here. He was suffering from kidney related problems and a diabetic, was undergoing treatment since December 7. He breathed his last at about 00:45 am, sources said. Bangarappa (79) is survived by wife, two sons and three daughters.

He represented Shimoga constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha. He is the founder of the Karnataka Vikas Party and Karnataka Congress Party. He was born on 26 October 1932 in Kubatur village of Shimoga District, Karnataka.


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