Ramesh G Jethwani is a prolific "Letters to Editor writer/columnist, who over the decades has written over a thousand "Letters to editor" and few columns, which have been widely published in leading newspapers in India and in GCC(Gulf countries),These letters to editor/ Columns are a testimony to the power of his ideas,his letters and columns short and precious - have served a very useful purpose in drawing the attention of authorities about important issues concerning society and the governmnet. His father always emphasized the importance of public service Read more

Tributes/ Highlighting Distuingshed people

Deve Gowda "Messiah of common man"

Sir, The veteran politician Mr H. D. Deve Gowda is among the last of few remaining 1st generation member of old Janata Parivar who started his political career from lower strata in the the democratic set-up in his Hassan district, a predominantly an agricultural... Read More

Deve Gowda "Messiah of common man"

Sir, The veteran politician Mr H. D. Deve Gowda is among the last of few remaining 1st generation member of old Janata Parivar who started his political career from lower strata in the the democratic set-up in his Hassan district, a predominantly an agricultural district and ascended in the political set up gradually, First he he became MLA in 1962 and then MP ,Minister in Karnataka ,Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, 14th chief minister of Karnataka and finally rising to the highest political position that of 11th Prime minister of India,In politics, his mantra is common man must be at the center of all government policies especially farmers.He is a towering personality who is respected by leaders across party lines.Deve GodaJi's political friendships which transcended party affiliations,

He is a courageous politician and who is never afraid in telling the truth.

Deve Gowda is popularly known as "Mannina Maga (son of Soil),he is known as an effective and very committed leader,who is able to attract divergent caste and religious groups together,he is a strong crusador of socio- economic development and ardent admirer of country's rich cultural heritage,His style of functioning always focused on the welfare policies for the common man .he is so much devoted to public cause that he hardly takes holidays with his family, though he spends lot of time in Puja's but at the core his of heart he is one of the most secular person in the country.he is true patriot and tireless crusader against injustice meted out to the farmers and common man of country.

All his life, Deve Gowda ji, has been a fighter ,who has taken people's problems and participated in large number of pro people's agitations. At legislature form he always takes strongly issues concerning under privileged and oppressed sections of society especially of farmers He is a workaholic person for whom public service is above everything,at core of his heart, he feels very sad at the country's agrarian plight .

He is a persona of embodiment simplicity, an able administrator, illustrative parliamentarian, a strong political leader, whose pro-farmer policies had a significant impact in the development of water resource and in starting new irrigation projects in the state of Karnataka ,Farmers in Karnataka call him their Messiah,Once he took over as Chief minister of Karnataka, his entire focus was to provide good governance and worked towards bringing much needed foreign investments in the state.For this he travelled to Switzerland and Singapore which proved his business acumen.

As Prime Minister of India, though he occupied the post for little less than year, his administration was always focused on pro poor policies, he was known as a people's prime minister who took keen interest in solving people's problems.

Two of his two sons are in active in politics, Mr Kumarswamy was 18th chief minister of Karnataka,who gave good administration to the state, other son is H D Revanna also an active politician who has been a minister , His son in law Dr Manjunath is a well known cardiologist of the country who renders his services to the poor and downtrodden people of society.

Deve Gowda's ji life should serve as a benchmark for our present day political leaders which will continue to inspire generations of politicians. It will be more appropriate to call Deve Gowda as “people’s leader,” May god give him good health so that he continue to guide us .

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

S M Krishna "A Great statesman and visionary"

Sir, Though Mr S M Krishna resigned as Minister of External affairs government of India on the grounds of giving chance to younger leadership to take over and it is a laudable step, but in reality few could match his experience and leadership he gave... Read More

S M Krishna "A Great statesman and visionary"

Sir, Though Mr S M Krishna resigned as Minister of External affairs government of India on the grounds of giving chance to younger leadership to take over and it is a laudable step, but in reality few could match his experience and leadership he gave to Ministry of External Affairs MEA, he is a person of extraordinary depth and breadth of intellect, these are qualities very few politician have now a days and should be admired and valued, he was exceptionally dedicated to the cause of the Karnataka and believed that Karnataka’s growth model should be bench mark for India's growth story.

Still people in Karnataka remember his tenure as Chief Minister and for his innovative ideas regarding development , when I.T was at infancy stage ,he along Mr R V Deshpande then Industry Minister 'A equally visionary leader and statesman’, encouraged I T sector in a big way, leading to setting up of large number of I .T parks, large workforce of Engineering graduates got jobs, Outcome is, Today Bangalore is Silicon valley of India

Mr SM Krishana though at 80, but he had shown statesmanship while holding the post of external minister ,he also took his portfolio of external ministry very seriously and took forward India's diplomacy to greater height, It is no less feat that as External minister of India He traveled to 86 countries, a record only his US counterpart foreign secretary Mrs. Henry Clinton could surpassed while traveling to 110 country,

Though Gulf states and India's business relations are centuries old but he took these relations a step forward, by established personnel relations with many Gulf rulers giving new dimensions to India's relation with GCC countries, while keeping balance in relations with another major Gulf power Iran, his other achievement were making process of issuing of passports less encumbrance by intense use of Information technology(I.T) and opening 24x7 help lines, even with neighbors like Pakistan he tried his best to improve relations by establishing personnel relation with its leadership.

It was during his tenure that India had again the privileged of being the member of world body, non permanent member of United Nations Security Council after nearly gap of Two decades.

All parties should field him as the joint candidate for the post of vice president of country, it will give prestige to the high office of vice president of India, or Government of India should nominate him to the house of elders (Rajya Sabha) as he is one the most eminent person of the country.

V. G. Siddhartha is his son in law, who is a leading businessman and co founder of Cafe coffee day chain ,India's MNC coffee chain which is giving run for money to large international coffee chains .V. G. Siddhartha in spite of being a big businessman is good human being, down to earth person, who always feels the pain of poor , He should come forward and be his rightful political heir.his other son in law is from UB group, Mrs Prema Krishna is a very humble and kind hearted lady.

Thanks Mr S.M. Krishna for serving the nation, may God bless you a healthy and good life.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

P.G.R Sindhia ji 'A Political stalwart'

Sir, The veteran politician Mr. P.G.R Sindhiaji is among the last of few remaining 1st generation of leader's from the old Janata parivar who is still active and serving the people with full zeal and dedication whether he is in governmnet or not... Read More

P.G.R Sindhia ji 'A Political stalwart'

Sir, The veteran politician Mr. P.G.R Sindhiaji is among the last of few remaining 1st generation of leader's from the old Janata parivar who is still active and serving the people with full zeal and dedication whether he is in governmnet or not.

He is B.E and has been a professor, who later joined politics with sole motto of serving masses, he has served minister in several cabinets in Karnataka for long time,He is an able administrator and had the honour of getting elected MLA from his home constituency Kanakpura for record period of 25 years – winning 6 times in spite of his caste being microscopic there, In his distuingshed political career spanning about 35 years, He has held many important portfolios including that of Home ministry during the crucial period, when state wanted a strong person to head home ministry ,He was imprisoned during emergency for 19 months along political stalwart like L.K.Advani,J H Patel etc ,

Sindhiaji is an excellent administrator par excellence and visionary ,as cabinet minister in various cabinets,he had immensely contributed to the state's development by initiating various important projects,which had created large job opportunities and investments in state, his performance as a minister was lauded by one and all . his contribution as transport minister will always be remembered where he brought large reforms in KSRTC.

Sindhiaji is persona of embodiment simplicity, honesty and humility,in present day politics, you will rarely find such people,he had joined the politics to serve people, For Sindhiaji , post or not, does not make much of the difference,he understands the issues concerning common man, he is a source of inspiration for young politicians

Leaders like Sindhiaji are not only assets for the party they belong, but to the the entire political class, he is a rare class of personality who is always deeply concerned about aspirations of poorest of poor, for this he has earned the great admiration from people of all walks of life .he is always available not only for the people of his Constituency but from all parts of state .

I recollect a instance in 1998, when he was Hon Home Minister of Karnataka ,i had requested him for some work, as one of my lady relative had come from abroad and she had visa problem ,SindhiaJi was kind enough to tell then Principal Home secretary Mr Muthana IAS, to expedite the process,finally she was granted stay for another two months till her paperwork was completed, in spite of Sindhiaji not knowing me very well, he was kind enough to help us.

Presently Sindhiaji is a Chief commissioner Bharat scout and Guides , he is working very hard, and he keeps travelling across Karnataka to take this movement to still a greater height,

In December 2016, he had organised a grand Jamboree,the 17th national jamboree of Scouts and Guides near Mysore , it was a land mark grand function in the history of Bharat Guids and scouts, in which 30,000 students from across the country had participated.The national Jamboree is held once in every 4 years .This great event was inaugurated by Hon President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

Best wishes to Sindhiaji he is stalwart in present day political scenario, Politico's across party line should take best use of his political and administrative experience and nominate him to Legislative council(M.L.C) or to Rajya Sabha as (M.P).

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Sadanand Gowda 'A gentleman politician'

Sir, Mr Sadanand Gowda who has been inducted as Railways minister by Prime Minister Modi, is known as a gentleman politician who joined politics only to serve the people, he was inclined towards social service right from younger days as he considered... Read More

Sadanand Gowda 'A gentleman politician'

Sir, Mr Sadanand Gowda who has been inducted as Railways minister by Prime Minister Modi, is known as a gentleman politician who joined politics only to serve the people, he was inclined towards social service right from younger days as he considered politics is a platform to help people and solve their problems,He is also known as Ajat Shatru,

In his political career spanning about three and half decades, he has been a MLA, Member of Parliament, president of BJP in Karnataka, union Minister and the 20th Chief minister of Karnataka. As chief minister his style of functioning was always focused towards the welfare of people.

Mr Sadanad Gowda is a multifaceted personality, a trained lawyer, an able administrator ,a true democrat, good human being, approachable person, a national level sportsman who played Kho Kho at national level, Mr Sadanad GowdaJi, is a great fan of cultural programmes, whenever he has time, he visits 'Yakshagana' a traditional art shows of Karnataka where depicts mythological stories are told in musical way,

He is a persona of embodiment simplicity, honesty and humility who always feels the pain of others deeply in his heart, even people in opposition parties call him a gentleman politician and see him with great esteem, he had gone through a major tragedy in his life when he lost his son Kaushik in a tragic road accident in 2003 .

In his short tenure as chief minister of state, he greatly emphasized on the providing good administration and believed that government policies should be centered around common man's interest, Now a days we hardly find political Politicians like Sadanand Gowda, who are truly honest and dedicated to the causes of masses ,he is an inspiration to younger day politicians, he has definitely met aspiration of large number of people of his constituency and state.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Ramakrishna Hegde, "A legendary and charismatic Politician"

Sir, The death of the veteran politician Sri Ramakrishna Hegde Ji marks the end of an era in Indian politics, he was among the few politicians who has left an indelible imprint in political and in Public life of the country,His death is not only... Read More

Ramakrishna Hegde, "A legendary and charismatic Politician"

Sir, The death of the veteran politician Sri Ramakrishna Hegde Ji marks the end of an era in Indian politics, he was among the few politicians who has left an indelible imprint in political and in Public life of the country,His death is not only an irreparable loss to Karnataka but to country as well.

In his distuingshed political career spanning for about five decades ,he served the state and country in different capacities, MLA for six terms, Member of Rajya sabha for two terms, First non congress Chief Minister of karnataka state,He also served as the Minister of commerce and industry in Vajpayee ji cabinet(1998-99) and as deputy chairman of Planning commission.

He was master strategist in politics ,In 1983 state assembly elections, in spite of being Brahmin,he emerged as the consensus candidate for the post of chief minister of State in spite of powerful Lingayat and Vokkaliga lobbies,and became the first non congress chief minister of Karnataka ,Hegde ji before being elevated as chief Minister, held many important portfolios in state governments and had the in depth knowledge of running the administration,he had the rare honour of presenting 13 state budgets in the Karnataka assembly as Finance Minister of the state.

As chief Minister Of karnataka governmnet ,Hegde ji was known as an efficient administrator,illustrative legislature,who enjoyed immense public goodwill, personal popularity and mass following, across the state even Hegde ji was getting popular countrywide ,His Janata darbar meetings were very popular, where Hegde Ji will interact with people in very cordial way and will spend long time there with the people till the last man, in Janata darbar sessions ,people used to come from different parts of state and he used to instantly help them,

Hegde Ji Chief Ministership,will be best remembered for his contribution to the development of the Panchayat Raj system in Karnataka ,in which innovative steps were taken to decentralise the power,like giving greater financial and administrative powers were given to local bodies, Abdul Nazeer saheb was Minister of rural development and Panchayat Raj who worked very tirelessly for strengthening local bodies,

Hegde ji had to resign in 1988,following a telephone tapping scandal.

During emergency Hegde ji was imprisoned for 19 months along with other political stalwarts like L.K.Advani,J H Patel,P.G R sindhia Ji etc .

Ramkishin Hegde ji was one of the most charismatic politician of time,a mild mannered and sauve person ,in initial days,his governmnet was very stable,beside Bangalore became the bastion of Janata party, every six months to one year, he will organise Janata party convention in Bangalore,where all leading national and state opposition leaders from all states across the country will participate. in initial days of Hegde Ji chief ministership,he made an enormous contribution towards the growth of Janata parivar in country,though there was split in the Janata Parivar later.

Ramkishen Hegde ji always believed in mentoring young leaders ,hence he gave chance to many young leaders in politics who went on to become great leaders and senior ministers like P.G.R Sindhia, R.V.Deshpande,Jeevraj Alva, M.P.Prakash,Abdul Samad Siddiqui and many others,he was a very helpful person and helped many even at personal level also.

In 1997,he along with many of his close follower and senior politician,like Jeevraj Alva, Abdul Samad Siddique and others, he formed Lok Shakti party,At one time Ramkishen Hegde Ji was considered prime minister candidate ,but could not make as politics in delhi is always different from state politics . Hegde ji also acted in many dramas and movies,

in last days ,Ramkishen Hegde ji continued to play the role of the elder statesman in spite of failing health,but in the end he moved away from active politics due his deteriorating health .

Hegde's demise is not only the loss for state but it is a great national loss,he had greatly earned the admiration of people for his dedication and sense of public service ,he has left behind a great and everlasting legacy,which will be a source of inspiration for the generations to come.Heartfelt condolences to the grieving family,large number of his friends and well wishers and close followers,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Siddaramaiah man of Masses

Sir, Veteran politician Mr Siddaramaiah ji is the 22nd chief Minister of Karnataka, who has a long and distinguished record of public service spanning over four decades, as MLA, Minister ,deputy Chief Minister and now 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka... Read More

Siddaramaiah man of Masses

Sir, Veteran politician Mr Siddaramaiah ji is the 22nd chief Minister of Karnataka, who has a long and distinguished record of public service spanning over four decades, as MLA, Minister ,deputy Chief Minister and now 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka and who has handled several important portfolios ,

He is a product of old Janata Parivar who was greatly influenced by the socialist philosophy advocated by late Dr Rammanohar Lohia and has unflinching commitment towards socialism, this made him to leave his legal profession as practicing lawyer and joined full time politics ,he fought 1983 assembly election and won from his Chamundeshwari constituency on Lok dal ticket and later became active member of Janata party, Siddaramaiah ji has been a very competent minister who has the distinction of presenting as many as seven state budgets as finance minister of Karnataka .

He is an administrator and human being par excellence who feels the pain of common man. his sessions of janata darbars are attended by large number of people coming from all parts of state. where he helps people in distress like those who require medical help and regarding administrative problems. he is a good friend who does not forget his old friends and associates who were with him when he joined politics, he is a man of high integrity and compassion .In politics he has always lived on his own terms and he has a natural tendency to raise voice against injustice.

Siddaramaiah ji as Leader of opposition in Karnataka assembly , in 2010, he had taken out a 16 days marathon walk (Padyatra) starting from Bangalore to Bellary to reconnect with masses which was very successful ,it was against failure to check illegal mining ,it was one of the reason which brought Congress to power in Karnataka.

He is simple and down to earth person, he is a self-confessed atheist who took oath of 22nd chief minister of Karnataka in name of Truth instead of God , he does not visit much temples or pray of his own volition, nor he believes much in Astrology or offers special expensive Pujas to please gods. he has strong secular credential and shun casteism.Though He belongs to Kuruba Gowda community, but he has friends and wellwishers across party lines and religion and castes.

Siddaramaiah is a very private person and is among the very few politicians in Karnataka whose wife is not seen in public. Among his two sons, one late Rakesh was a fine human being ,who had dabbled in the Kannada film industry and was assisting his father in politics,Other Son Yathindra is a doctor who is now taking care of of his constituency.

Sadly Siddaramaiah ji lost his son Rakesh while he was on a trip to abroad, whom he was grooming as his political heir, He was very close to his father and he was looking his constituency, people there in his constituency talk extremely good about his son Rakesh, he was always there to solve their problems, every parents have dreams for their children, so as Siddaramaiah ji had for his son Rakesh,But destinies are not on our hands, He left us for eternal world .

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

A life worth emulating -- "Kondajji Basappa"

Sir, Kondajji Basappa(1915-1982) was a Legendary politician,social worker,whose birth centenary falls this year(12th NOv,1915), he was an iconic figure of pre and post independence era of the country... Read More

A life worth emulating -- "Kondajji Basappa"

Sir, Kondajji Basappa(1915-1982) was a Legendary politician,social worker,whose birth centenary falls this year(12th NOv,1915), he was an iconic figure of pre and post independence era of the country.

On this important day,I want to highlight his immense contribution of Kondajji Basappa in the public life in particular to scouts and guides movement of the country, he will always be remembered in the annals of history as a political legends who worked all his life for the betterment of people, with total dedication and honesty without any of his personal agenda or for his family, In politics he was among the few politicians who has left an indelible imprint in politics, which will remain an inspiration to today's political class. Kondajji's friendly disposition were the best of his qualities which pleased everyone,even when kondajji Bassappa was asked to resigned from union cabinet in 1974, he was smiling and said these things are in one's strides,such rare qualities in adverse situation,very few people have .

In his distuingshed and eventful political career spanning for about four decades, he had the honour of holding important public positions like MLA(1962), MP(1971,1977 ),Deputy minister of health and family welfare in union governmnet and deputy minister in the state government in the Nijalingappa's cabinet,Infact many people wondered, why he accepted the post of deputy minister seeing his stature,but this proved that he never inspired for power in his life,he was also closely associated with the scouts and guides movement for over four decades and remained Commissioner of Bharat scouts and guidelines till his death(1962-82).

Inspite of being in public life for four decades and holding important positions as a M.L.A,MP,Minister in the state and central governmnet,there was not a single allegation of any favoritism or corruption against him or against any of his family members.

He was a deeply committed persona,who was wedded to the idea of serving people and corruption free India, He was a rare combination of a man who felt the pain of common man deeply in his heart, Kondajji Basappa in spite of having held the posts of MLA,MP and Minister in Karnataka and union Governmnet, he didn't follow the philosophy of consumption in his life,he was satisfied with basic things in life.He was always helpful and believed politics is the platform to help common man which is far from cry from what we get these days from politician.

Whether Kondajji Bassapa was a minister or not ,if some body visited him for some grievances, he will interact with people in a very cordial way and always try to help them as much as possible,especially to those people who used to come from far flung place.

While speaking on the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of Kondajji Basappa,Another political legend of Karnataka and former home minister Honourable Mr PGR Sindhia, rightly recalled Kondajji Basappa as simple and honest person,rare in present political scenario, who he as a minister in Prime .Minister Indira Gandhi cabinet,had even earned the respect and admiration of her,His biography also records ,Kondajji Basappa deeply cared for causes of backward class and religious minorities communities as his personel concerns,he always picked them and gave them equal chance,thus ensuring diverse interests were well represented, He excelled in state and national level politics,As a respected parliamentarian, he lived a simple life and always tried to stay away from caste-based politics.He was described as a gentleman in politics and cared immensely for the welfare of the poor and the underprivileged.

Late Kondajji Bassappa never aspired for any position,but he never got the honour and recognition he deserved,Infact he should have been chief Minster of Karnataka,the post which he very well deserved, we all hope his political legacy will continue to inspire generations of politician to come and they will emolute his life of simplicity and disciple.

His wife was also a noble lady, who was always supportive in his mission to serve people, his eldest son Kondajji B Shanmukhappa who retired as General manager of Apex bank was a chief commissioner Bharat scouts and guides Karnataka for long time,Kondajji B Shanmukhappa is a gentleman and true Gandhian, good human being and a social worker par excellence ,his younger son Kondajji Mohan has been nominated as M.L.C, he is M.A from Karnataka university Dharwad and has intense knowledge of state and country's politics.he is bachelor and is totally above caste and religion based politics. We hope Kondajji Mohan will carry forward his father's political legacy and will continue to serve the people.

Kondajji Basappa was bestowed with Rajyotsava award for his meritorious service rendered to Scouts and Guides movement,

Seeing immense contribution of Kondajji Basappa in various walks of public life ,his portrait should be put in the central hall of the Parliament along many other great leaders of the country, I can't see any other worthier person for this honour, This will be a fitting tribute to him,Also Karnataka governmnet should recommend his name for the Bharat Vibhushan award Posthumously.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

"Dr Veerappa Moily" A remarkable politician

Sir,Veteran politician Dr Veerappa Moily who has served the state of karnataka and Country with great distinction and admiration is a very seasoned politician with his roots deep inside the country ,in his eventful and cherished political career spanning for about... Read More

"Dr Veerappa Moily" A remarkable politician

Sir,Veteran politician Dr Veerappa Moily who has served the state of karnataka and Country with great distinction and admiration is a very seasoned politician with his roots deep inside the country ,in his eventful and cherished political career spanning for about four decades, in which he had the honour of holding important public offices,MLA,MP,and union Minister of Petroleum and natural gas,he also had the honour of being the13th Chief Minister of Karnataka (92-94), Presently he is MP of the 16th Lok Sabha from Chickballapur parliamentary constituency, He was also the Chairman of the 2nd Administrative Reform Commission (2005-2009) with cabinet rank ,By profession he is a senior lawyer who had practised before entering politics.

He is regarded as one of the senior most members of the Congress Party and a close adviser for the Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi , she from time to time,consults him on important policy matters of the Congress party,where he is regarded as a veteran leader and seen with great esteem by congress workers and leaders space Dr Veerappa Moily is a multi faceted persona, beside being a senior politician,a statesman,an illustrative parliamentarian, committed reformists,renowned writer,an excellent administrator who provided very good government as a chief minister of Karnataka.

He is also a noted literary figure who combines politics with cultural and literary pursuits, for him writing is inseparable element of his everyday's life, he is greatly passionate about literary world with keen interest in reading and writing,he has also written many columns in The Hindu,Deccan Herald and in Samyukta Karnataka ,Mr Moily has also authored many books in Kannada language He was awarded honourary doctorate from Mangalore University in 2009.His favourite game is Cricket and yakshagana theatre a traditional Karnataka art ,

Mr Veerappa Moily is a person of extraordinary depth and breadth of intellect,these are qualities very few politicians have now a days and should be admired and values , he is among few politicians who have done great service to karnataka and nation .May god give him good health so that he continues to serve nation

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Jagdish shettar a popular leader

Sir,Mr Jagdish Shettar is a senior poitician who was the 21st chief minsieter of karnataka ,he is a seasoned politican who has held many important positions in state before becoming Chief minister, he is known as an able administrator, illustrative... Read More

Jagdish shettar a popular leader

Sir, Mr Jagdish Shettar is a senior politician who was the 21st chief minister of Karnataka ,he is a seasoned politician who has held many important positions in state before becoming Chief minister, he is known as an able administrator, illustrative legislature, In his long political career, he has been elected four terms as M.L.A,he was rural development minister in the cabinet of B.S Yeddyurappa, he also had the honour to hold the post of speaker in 2008, During the tenure of Mr S.M.Krishana as chief minister, he was leader of opposition in Karnatka assembly, which he very effectively discharged his duties and participated in many important debates in assembly, he is a very sincere politician who keeps taking up important issues concerning people, he has done enormous contribution to the growth of BJP in Karnataka

By profession he is a practicing lawyer who had practiced for 20 years in Hubli courts ,he started his journey from ABVP, he comes from a highly respected family from Hubli in North Karnataka, who have been associated with RSS for long time,

Mr Jagdish Shettar is a very influential and immensely popular leader of North Karnataka where he has taken initiative in starting important development projects, like savarna Vidhan Sabha,Khalasa Banduri Project and establishment of south western railway head quarter in Hubli Dharwad.

I remember a instance about Shettar ji, during his tenure as Chief miniset ,i had written to him about Ambulanes(108) facing difficulty in navigation due to heavy traffic in Bangalore whenever they transport a patient to hospital, He was kind enough to reply to me through his Principal secretary Mr Laxminarain,IAS, that he has instructed to the traffic police chief Mr Salim IPS,to look after this matter,

He enjoys enormous public goodwill in Karnataka as he has always championed the cause of poor, farmers and downtrodden people, From time to time Jagdish shettar ji, keeps raising up important issues, like the opening 900 new liquor shops , which has gone very well with public at large and has earned great admiration from all walks of life.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Hegde will be remembered

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Justice N Santosh Hegde will always be remembered for his fight against those considered beyond the reach of law due to their political clout and financial power. He worked with missionary zeal as Lokayukta and made it a symbol ... Read More

Hegde will be remembered
DNA India 3 August 2011-L.E.

Justice N Santosh Hegde will always be remembered for his fight against those considered beyond the reach of law due to their political clout and financial power.

He worked with missionary zeal as Lokayukta and made it a symbol of struggle against graft and corruption. His role in exposing illegal mining was exemplary.It is to be hoped that the states that do not have the institution of Lokayukta will look to build it up.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Justice Shivraj Patal "A distuingshed legal luminary"

Sir Justice Shivraj Patil who retired as the Hon judge of Supreme court of India (2000-2005),is an illustrative legal luminary and eminent jurist of the country,besides an able administrator with the rare qualities of head and heart... Read More

Justice Shivraj Patal "A distuingshed legal luminary"

Sir Justice Shivraj Patil who retired as a Hon judge of Supreme court of India (2000-2005),is an illustrative legal luminary and eminent jurist of the country,besides an able administrator with the rare qualities of head and heart,In his personel life, he is persona of embodiment simplicity ,honesty and humility,He was a distuingshed lawyer, a relief giving judge, having fully commitment to the cause of justice and above all a public-spirited person,as a judge he delivered many landmark judgments in various branches of law.

In his legal profession,he had such a distinguished career that took him to the pinnacle of the Law profession in the country,he started his legal practice as a distuingshed lawyer in Gulbarga in north Karnataka,where he was always supportive to the cause of poor litigants, he used to charge very reasonable fees from poor people who could not afford the high fees of good advocates, before being elevated to supreme court of India,he also held the post of the chief justice of Madras High court and Rajasthan High court, he also served as a judge of Karnataka High court(1990), after retiring from supreme court of India,he was appointed as the chairperson of the National Human rights commission and was also appointed to probe the lapse in the 2G spectrum ,

As a Judge he has left an indelible impression of farsightedness, legal acumen and forthright approach to the highest office of Judiciary as "The Hon Justice of Supreme court of India",When Justice Shivraj Patil was appointed to the post of Lokayukta of Karnataka, Succeeding another famous luminary of the country and distuingshed retired Judge of supreme court Justice Santosh Hegde, there were high hopes that he will follow the foot steps of Justice Santosh Hegde , but he had to resign on the filmy's and technical ground of having a site in Judicial layout in Bangalore, Infact many people in the state feel as Justice Shivraj Patil was a fair minded person ,who wanted to carry on the Legacy of Justice Santosh Hegde, some people brought this irrelevant issue, Justice Shivraj Patil being highly honest and sensitive person,he immediately resigned from the post of Lokayukta.

I want to add an important point,if Justice Shivraj Patil had continued to the post of LokAyukta, this great institution didn't have to see of such a humiliation,when Justice Y.Bhaskar Rao,who succeeded Justice Shivraj Patil as Lokayukta was indicated in a major corruption charges.

Sadly Justice Y.Bhaskar Rao was indicated in a major corruption charges,This case was investigated by a SIT formed under a dedicated team of honest police officers of Karnataka, Mr Kamal Pant IPS, ADGP and Mr Labhu Ram,IPS another highly efficient police officer who also has made big mark as D.C.P.

Infact Justice Y Bhaskar Rao brought a big disgrace and disrepute to the high office of Lokayukta,It is first time in the history of the country,that a "Anti-graft Ombudsman"who had also occupied the post of chief justice of Karnataka High court,is being chargesheeted and prosecuted, more disgracing is ,he had to go to the court for obtaining the bail, as he was indicated by the SIT for corruption charges and named as the seventh accused for abbeting an extortion racket of 'collecting money from governmnet officials', it is more saddening that this racket was run from the official residence of Lokauykta,His son Ashvin is the first accused accused and along high profile PRO of Lokayukta ,they were all arrested and sent to the jail,Justice Y Bhaskar Rao subsequently had to resign amid public and opposition outcry which caused his exit as the head of the anti-graft institution.

Justice Shivraj Patil's one son is a senior Advocate practicing in Supreme court of India New Delhi, Other son Dr Sharan Patil "is one of the most renowned Orthopedic surgeon of the country",he is also a good human being par excellence who cares much for the poor patience,he heads Sparsh hospital Bangalore, a renowned hospital for Joint replacement surgery in the country,where large number of people come from abroad also, Dr Sharan Patil practices medicines with human face, every year he runs free camp for poor and provides free total knee replacements to needy especially teachers ,

Justice Shivraj Patil's life has epitomized the best in the high standards of judiciary and achievements .

Best wishes to Mr Justice Shivraj Patil , for his post retirement life,he is happily settled in Bangalore.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Margaret Alva "A distuingshed Politician"

Sir,There are many women, who have entered the top echelons of a male dominated world in India, those include 12th President of India Pratibha Patil, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, 15th Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Nirupama Rao who was foreign secretary... Read More

Margaret Alva "A distuingshed Politician"

Sir,There are many women, who have entered the top echelons of a male dominated world in India, those include 12th President of India Pratibha Patil, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, 15th Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Nirupama Rao who was foreign secretary, Bankers Naina lal Kidwai, Ranjana Kumari and Chanda Kochhar,BSP President Mayawati, late Chief Minister of Tamilnadu jayalalitha, chief Ministers of Rajasthan and West Bengal Vasundhara Raje and Mamata Banerjee and senior politician Margaret Alva who had a highly distinguished and eventful political career spanning for about four decades as MP, Union Minister and Governor of three important states of India, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Goa,

She is a highly cultured person,an able administrator,illustrative Parliamentarian and true democrat,who in spite of holding important position,was always down to earth person, As Minister, governor ,she very effectively discharged her duties,she is a courageous politician ,who is never afraid of telling the truth,She will remain inspiration to today's political class and her work has left an indelible imprint .

Margaret Alva comes from Legendary political family whose decision to enter politics was greatly influenced by her husband Niranjan Alva,father in law Joachim Alva and her mother in law Violet Alva who played a important role in grooming her in politics,her mother in law ,Violet Alva herself was a distinguished parliamentarian ,lawyer and had the honour to be first woman deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha,As the inheritor of a political Legacy, Alva's Have been with the parliament for over a half a century. Her brother was also a distuingshed member of IFS and was India's Ambassador to Egypt and consulate general of India in New York(USA)

I remember an instance ,In Manipal Hospital,Bangalore,I met an elderly gentlemen standing in queue with me, i told him sir what is your name please go in front, he said ,after you,i was surprised that he was one of the most distuingshed retired bureaucrat of the country, Mr C.G.Somiah,I.A.S, who had occupied the top most posts of the Country among the bureaucracy, Home secretary,CAG etc ,while talking he said about Margaret Alva she is a highly distuingshed politician of the country who has brought her children with good sense of responsibility and Indian values,

She is blessed with three sons and daughter,one of her son Niret Alva,who is a television presenter, is married to Anuja Chauhan who is country's noted writer of the Indian commercial fiction genre,

Prime Minister Narender Modi Should nominate her to the house of Elders(Rajya sabha) or all parties in Karnataka should jointly send her to the Rajya Sabha, or Union Governmnet seeing her distuingshed service to nation,should appoint her as the Ambassador of India to an important country, it will give prestige to the high office,as she is one the most eminent person of the country that too a lady.

May god give her good health so that she continue to serve country.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Tribute to Dharam Singh ji

Sir,Demise of Octogenarian leader and former chief minister of Karnataka Mr Dhram singh,is a great loss to the state of Karnataka,There has been out pour of grief over the death of the Veteran leader,he was towering leader of Karnataka and first line... Read More

Tribute to Dharam Singh ji

Sir,Demise of Octogenarian leader and former chief minister of Karnataka Mr Dhram singh,is a great loss to the state of Karnataka,There has been out pour of grief over the death of the Veteran leader,he was towering leader of Karnataka and first line leader of congress party who always stood by the congress party in most difficult times.

“He was a soft spoken,simple and mild mannered person, beside he was also a good administrator as well,who handled important portfolios with full dedication an sincerity,He who was greatly respected across party line,he had no enemies and was known as 'Ajathashtru', He had a good memory and remembered names each and every voter of his constituency.

In his personel life,Dharam singh ji was a good human being and a helpful person, who was also a true lover of Urdu Shayari, his speeches were incomplete if does not say few shayaries,he used to organise All India Urdu Mushaiara meets in Bidar and in Kalaburgi (Mushaiara means ,social gatherings in which Shayers will read Urdu Poetries ), His knowledge of Urdu poetry was amazing,

I quote one of the most emotional Shayaris he had told reporters immediately afterwords,when JD(S) withdrew support to his coalition government in 2006.“Na jaane kin kin ki duaon me rahte hain hum/ Dushman dubana chahata hai, lekin samundar uchhal deta hai vapas kinare pe’ (One does not know who is praying for me/The enemy wants to drown me, the ocean waves throw me back on the shore),”

In his distuingshed political career spanning for about 50 years, he was member of Karnataka Assemble for record 9 term ,member of parliament,President of K.P.C.C,senior minister in various congress governments with key portfolios like home and PWD and finally 17th chief Minister of Karnataka(2004-2006).

Dharam Singh ji Singh demise ,has left an indelible impression on the political history of Karnataka through his genuine commitment to all sections of the people.”His dedicate services to the state will always be cherished .He will be greatly missed.

It is hoped that his son Dr Ajay Singh will carry forward his legacy, who has also inherited the habit of reciting Shayaris,’

Our condolences to the Dharam singh ji family. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

N R Narayana Murthy,"Father of I.T revolution in India"

Sir,One of the most eminent business entrepreneur,we have seen in 21st century in India ,is Mr N R Narayana Murthy, who is best remembered for his immense contribution for revolutionizing Information Technology (I.T) sector in India... Read More

N R Narayana Murthy,"Father of I.T revolution in India"

Sir,One of the most eminent business entrepreneur,we have seen in 21st century in India ,is Mr N R Narayana Murthy, who is best remembered for his immense contribution for revolutionizing Information Technology (I.T) sector in India, he is a leading industrialist of the contemporary time of India and is counted amongst the greatest person who brought Indian Information.Technology(I.T) sector at the world stage.

Narain Murthy is a staunch nationalist ,who is blessed with astute business sense,he always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur in his own way and wanted to form such a company in his home country India ,which would create large job opportunities for the country’s youngsters especially in technological sector.Thus Infosys was born ,when he along his six colleagues all highly qualified Engineers from reputed Institutes,co-founded "Infosys a true indian company" which provided I.T business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services.

Over the years, the Infosys has grown manifold to become one of the top I.T services global companies with corporate office in Bangalore(India). Today Infosys is a truly India headquartered multinational I.T company(M.N.C) which has presence across the globe,

Everybody knows Narayana Murthy as one who made what infosys is today ,he always stood for value based corporate governance and believed in business with human face,hence it was his personal values in life for which he stood for, that helped him and his co infosys to reach such greater heights in business, where they are today.his leadership and entrepreneurship skills made a lot of differences in bringing growth of Infosys, thus bringing a new revolution in I.T in India,which helped Indian economy in a big way, Large I.T parks were set up where thousands of I.T engineers would work ,that also helped the growth of service sector in big way in india.

Narayana Murthy after taking Infosys to such a greater height ,he gracefully retired to give chance to others to head infosys.

Mr N R Narayana Murthy comes from a very humble background ,his father was a teacher, He is a highly educated person, who with his hard work joined Engineering college in Mysore,then got M.Tech from I.I.T from Kanpur,

Best tribute to him will be to call him a person,who revolutionized I.T sector in India Even the ‘Time’ magazine described him as the “Father of Indian IT Sector”.

He has been honored with several awards and citation for his exceptional contribution to the Information technology (I.T) sector in India,which includes Padma Shri in 2000 and 2nd highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan in 2008,he was also honoured with officer Legion of Honour(2008)

In his personel life,he is human being par excellence,down to earth person,a statesman, philanthropist and staunch nationalist, who believes, part of individual wealth should be spent for good and charitable causes,hence he liberally contributes to good social causes at personel level and also through Infosys foundation which is managed by his legendary wife Mrs Sudha murthy.

Mr N R Narayana Murthy is married to Sudha Kulkarni and has two children,his son Rohan Murthy and daughter Akshata Murthy. His wife is herself is a highly educated lady,M.E from (I.I.Sc) and a renowned social activist and writer.

Mr and Mrs Narain Murthy are deeply committed persona, who wedded to the idea of better India, they believe some part of personel wealth should be shared for the good causes like welfare for those who can't afford health care, of education,hence they have contributed large part of their wealth to various social causes ,

Mrs Sudha Murthy,takes care of infosys foundation which contribute towards good social causes like developing Libraries constructing dharam shalas for poor patients at governmnet hospitals, Like at Kidwai cancer hospitals, Bangalore she is also a acclaimed writer who has published many books in Kannada and English,

Mr N R Narayana Murthy's profound achievements and values should be source of inspiration for every indians ,we hope young entrepreneurs will walk into the steps of him.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Irreparable Loss

(Death of Prof U.R.Rao, who pioneered space technology).
Deccan Chronicle.25th July,2017,L.E

Sir,The death of Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, one of the eminent scientist of the post independent era of the country and former chairman of the Indian space research organisation is an irreparable loss to nation.India owes him a lot for... Read More

Irreparable Loss
(Death of Prof U.R.Rao, who pioneered space technology).
Deccan Chronicle.25th July,2017,L.E

Sir,The death of Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, one of the eminent scientist of the post independent era of the country and former chairman of the Indian space research organisation is an irreparable loss to nation.India owes him a lot for his immense contribution to the development of the Space technology and its various extensive application in communication

He became the first the Indian scientist to be included in the prestigious "Satellite hall of fame in Washington DC even after retiring.

His demise marks the end of a glorious chapter in space technology, Let us hope the path breaking work done by him will continue to inspire generation of future scietists.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Bangarappa was a political stalwart

DNA 28 DECEMBER 2011

The death of veteran politician S Bangarappa marks the end of an era in politics as he was among the few politicians who have left an indelible imprint in politics. His death is an irreparable loss to Karnataka... Read More

Bangarappa was a political stalwart
DNA 28 DECEMBER 2011

The death of veteran politician S Bangarappa marks the end of an era in politics as he was among the few politicians who have left an indelible imprint in politics. His death is an irreparable loss to Karnataka.

He had an eventful political career, spanning five decades, including a stint as chief minister. He was fond of Hindustani classical music and sports. he used to play game of bandmininton whenever he had time,He was a popular mass leader who could mobilize large crowds with his charisma and win elections irrespective of the party he would contest from. Baptized in politics as a socialist, he had left Congress many times, only to rejoin. He floated his own outfit, Karnataka Kranti Kranti Ranga Party, which played a key role in installing the first non-Congress government in Karnataka in 1983.

His style of functioning always focused on the welfare policies for the common man . He will remain an inspiration to today's political class.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Mallikarjun Kharge a towering Politician

Sir, Senior politician Mallikarjun Kharge is a towering personality in Karnataka's politics. Kharge ji has a eventful political career spanning for about four and half decades, he also has the distinction of winning record number of nine times the assembly election... Read More

Mallikarjun Kharge a towering Politician

Sir, Senior politician Mallikarjun Kharge is a towering personality in Karnataka's politics. Kharge ji has a eventful political career spanning for about four and half decades, he also has the distinction of winning record number of nine times the assembly election in row from Gurmitkal constituency,before he contested parliamentary seat from Gulbarga (2009 and 2014), He has the honour of serving state as a senior minister in various cabinets in Karnataka with important portfolio, he was also the leader of opposition and KPCC president, In 2009 ,he was appointed senior cabinet Minister in Dr Manmohan Singh cabinet , Presently he is the leader of congress party which is the largest opposition party in this parliament .He is a highly cultured person, an able administrator, an illustrative parliamentarian and a true democrat.

Mallikarjun Kharge,is a hardcore loyalist of Gandhi family, He will be best remembered when even many a times Kharge Ji was denied to become chief minister, which he very much deserved due to his services to congress party and seniority, he never grumbled or spoke in public platform,He has done many sacrifices for the congress party and has remained a loyal soldier of Party,Today Kharge Ji is a core member of Sonia gandhi's inner circle ,she consults him in all important party decisions. Presently when congress party is going through difficult times ,people like Kharge ji are symbol of strength for ordinary congress loyal party workers who looks upon him for guidance.

He is simple and approachable person ,who has strong secular credential and he shuns casteism he does not follow religious rituals nor he believes much in Astrology or offers special expensive Pujas to please gods. Though he belongs to North karnataka, Mumbai Karnataka region, but he has friends, followers and wellwishers across Karnataka and in all communities.

For many, Kharge Ji will continue to remain as one of the tallest leaders and only time will judge his greatness. He has exhibited his generosity once again , by not confronting with congress high command when he was denied Deputy chief Ministership post(1999-2004),Chief Minister post (2005) and (2013),Finally Congress has recognised his valuable services to party and appointed him Leader of congress party in parliament , Kharge ji life of service and sacrifice should serve as a benchmark for our present day political leaders and which will continue to inspire generations of politicians. It will be more appropriate to call him as “people’s leader,” May god give him good health so that he continue to guide us.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

'R V Deshpande' A Visionsary Leader

Sir,R V Deshpande has been serving the state of Karnataka in various capacities from last 32 years, he is man to reckon with ,he is a visionary and a statesman whose unique leadership qualities have been appreciated by one and all ,whether it is ruling party or ... Read More

'R V Deshpande' A Visionsary Leader

Sir,R V Deshpande has been serving the state of Karnataka in various capacities from last 32 years, he is man to reckon with ,he is a visionary and a statesman whose unique leadership qualities have been appreciated by one and all ,whether it is ruling party or opposition ,even industries and I .T companies feel comfortable when Mr Deshpande is at helm of affairs as minister.

He has been elected from the same constituency Haliyal, 7 times as MLA and has held the post of cabinet minister in various cabinets from 1985, holding important portfolio like Industries and commerce, tourism, cooperative and higher education, He was also President of Karnataka Pradesh congress committee,Credit should go to his visionary policies for transforming garden city of Bangalore into a global Information Technology(I.T) power house, where all Major global I.T companies have set up office with large work force , today Bangalore is know as Silicon valley of India

There is great parallel between Mr Deshpande and late prime minster of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew,As Lee Kuan Yew who is credited with transforming the port city of Singapore into global Financial power house ,same is due to immense contribution of Mr Deshpande and with the total support of then Chief Minister Mr S M Krishna another Grand visionary , Bangalore the Garden city of India has come to be known as Silicon valley of India where all major global IT companies have set up development centre’s, even Mr Deshpande took a personnel interest in setting up of Indian Institute of Information technology (IIIT), global Standard International Tech parks etc , Only due to immense contribution of Mr Deshpande and support of then Chief minister S M Krishna today Bangalore is known as Silicon valley of India . IT sector has provided jobs to large number of I.T engineers

In his endeavor to serve public,he is ably supported by his two sons Prasad Deshpande, a Harward trained lawyer and Prashant Deshpande, who is aspring to be a politician and serve people,Mr Deshpande is by profession a trained lawyer ,he is a simple person who is always available to meet people and solve their problems, he has done great work in providing training to rural unemployed youths

Deshpande Ji has earned the admiration of people of state for his dedication, sense of public service and simplicity, he has met the aspiration of People.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Nandan Nilekani who gave "Aadhar(UIDAI) to the country.

Sir,Nandan Nilekani is best known in the country as person who gave Aadhaar(UIDAI) Unique Identification numbers (UID), to all Indians. Aadhaar(UIDAI) was set up with a view to issue unique identity to every citizen of the country,other important purpose of... Read More

Nandan Nilekani who gave "Aadhar(UIDAI) to the country.

Sir,Nandan Nilekani is best known in the country as person who gave Aadhaar(UIDAI) Unique Identification numbers (UID), to all Indians. Aadhaar(UIDAI) was set up with a view to issue unique identity to every citizen of the country,other important purpose of Aadhaar (UIDAI) was to eliminate duplicate and fake identities which can be verified and authenticated in an easy, cost-effective way from anywhere and everywhere online ,

Aadhaar(UIDAI) is a multipurpose national identity card,which is used as identity for the government subsidies,applying passport to opening bank account,personel identity etc, Main purpose of Aadhaar is that, it will be used primarily as the basis for delivery of efficient governmnet's welfare schemes to the common man of this country,Today 111 crores people have Aadhaar card/number with them.

Aadhar has become a institution in itself which connects ordinary people of this country with banking system and for other welfare schemes flawlessly.

He is an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Mumbai,Nadan has always brought innovation,whatever he has done , whether in Infosys where he was C.E.O or in Aadhar (UIDAI) .

Nandan is a multi faceted personality, A entrepreneur,Investor,bureaucrat, politician and philanthropists,he was the co-founder and CEO of Infosys,A global Information technology(I.T) company,as a bureaucrat, who was appointed by then prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in 2009 as chairman of Unique Identification numbers(UID) project with rank of cabinet minister to develop Aadhaar(UIDAI) project for all countrymen and a politician who joined Indian national congress,entered into to electoral politics and contested parliamentary seat from Bangalore south in 2014 parliament election.

Most praiseworthy think about Nandan is, as chairman of Unique Identification numbers(UID) with rank of cabinet minister, he didn't draw any salary but it as deposited in prime Minister relief fund, he even travelled on his personel expenses .

Nandan Nilekani is a public spiritedness person,public issues especially urban matters are very close to his heart,when Mr S. M Krishana was chief Minister Of karnataka,he had appointed Nandan Nilekani as chairman of Bangalore action task force (BATF).

Nandan Nilekani is married to Rohini a former journalist ,Mr and Mrs Nilekani are deeply committed persona,who are wedded to idea of better India , they believes some part of personel wealth should be shared for the good causes like welfare for those who can't afford health care of education,hence they have contributed large part of their wealth to various social causes

More people like Nandan Nilekani should come out open in politics,it will make big impact in the country,with his wealth of experience in the field of Information technology and successful tenure as chairman of Aadhar (UIDAI) ,Prime Minister Narender Modi should Nominate him for Rajya sabha and make him cabinet minister in his cabinet so that modi governmnet can take more innovative steps for the common man like implemetion of digitization project more successfully.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

D.K. Shivakumar "A dynamic politician"

The death of veteran politician S Bangarappa marks the end of an era in politics as he was among the few politicians who have left an indelible imprint in politics. His death is an irreparable loss to Karnataka... Read More

D.K. Shivakumar "A dynamic politician"

Sir,Senior congress leader D.K Shivakumar(also called DKS) and energy minister of Karnataka, is one of the most prominent politician of the Karnataka,who is known for his dynamism,he is considered as a powerhouse of the Congress Party.He is a master strategist who has dispalyed his sharp organizational skills from time to time ,whose election winning abilities are praise worthy, as he is always chosen by the party to deliver several tough seats for the party like Bellary bi elections and Bihar elections etc.Congress High Command has always bestowed great faith in his capabilities as a sincere and dynamic leader who has always stood by the grand old party in most difficult times.whenever any difficult assignment is given to him,DKS and his entire team works with missionary zeal to achieve the goal.

D.K.Shivakumar firmly believes that empowerment of Indian youth will bring dividends in future.he has vast political following across Karnataka especially of youths, who look to him as their leader.

About DKS, it is said that he is a born leader who joined politics for the betterment of the masses,his ability to connect with party workers is remarkable,he had shown his leadership qualities during college days only,he started his career as a student leader while studying at R C college Bengaluru,after he came in active party politics and joined Indian Youth Congress and became its General Secretary of Karnataka State Youth Congress(1983-85). he has always worked very hard for his constituency Kanakpura and developed mass base in Bangalore rural with his developmental work,he was also elected to Zilla Panchayat in 1987,he strongly believes that enrichment of rural sector is vital for the over all country's growth,

His philanthropic activities are commendable, he carries lot of development work in his constituency Bangalore rural, he is always in constant touch with his constituency people,and tries to solve their grievances and helps them in matter of school/ college admissions, getting admitted in hospitals etc and from time to time he carries out free medical camps as well blood donation camps also .

DKS joined politics at a very young age and probably became one of youngest M .L.A,he contested election against a giant veteran politician Mr H D Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister of India, though he lost just by a small margin,but he gave very tough fight to veteran leader Deve Gowda ji. But even in a loss, he proved that that one day he will be a mass politician,which has been proved now, And this was the first and last election that DKS ever lost ,after words there has been steady rise for him in politics ,

In the 1989, he contested Karnataka Assembly election(of the 9th assembly),from Sathanur seat and won by a big margin of 13650 votes,he was just 27 years old,This his victory signaled the arrival of a mass leader into the Karnataka politics.In his distuingshed political career spanning for about 30 years,he has been elected to state assembly for 6 times and has been minister in various cabinets with important portfolios including that of Energy in present cabinet of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ji.

In personal life,his wife Mrs Usha Sivkumar, fully supports the social and political work of her husband ,he is a family man,who blessed with three children ,his brother DK Suresh is also a equally popular leader of congress party, who also is known for his good work for his constituency,DK Suresh is a Member of Parliament form Bangalore Rural constituency

DKS is a administrator par excellence and illustrative parliamentarian,As the Energy Minister of Karnataka ,he is working very hard to improve the working of his department and there not been much power cuts ,he has taken a center stage to transform Karnataka's Power Sector which was in the doldrums for long time. He has undertaken several reforms in power sector and has concentrated on renewable sources of energy like Solar,Wind and Hydro . Nearly all the power projects /expansion under construction will be completed in near future,DKS has also initiated building India's Largest Solar Power Plant in Pavagada, in Tumkur dist.

He is young(55 years),dynamic with large youth followings, he has got very bright future in politics,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Remembering KH Patil

Sir, As We are celebrating the late KH Patil's 88th birthday, I will like to write few line on the life of this legendary politician who was on the forefront of co-operative movement in Karnataka. Late K H Patil was a multi faceted... Read More

Remembering KH Patil

Sir, As We are celebrating the late KH Patil's 88th birthday, I will like to write few line on the life of this legendary politician who was on the forefront of co-operative movement in Karnataka.

Late K H Patil was a multi faceted personality, a freedom fighter who had participated in freedom movement, senior politician who had held post of President of KPCC twice ( 1974-79 and 1983 to 85), minister of rural development and Panchayat Raj in the government of Karnataka.

In Karnataka, late KH Patil, as minister Rural development and Panchayat Raj will always be remembered as an excellent administrator who brought many innovative schemes for betterment of common man, he was a committed person who rendered a yeoman service for the welfare of the society which helped public causes in a big way, he was a person who played a key role in setting up of Co-operative movement in Karnataka and built innumerable number of cooperative institutes that helped people especially farmers, poor and other marginalized people of society which led to improve their living conditions, He was a born fighter who always stood with the party and leaders without compromising his values for the sake of power, He believed whether you are in power or not, politics is a platform to serve people.

In Karnataka there were very few leaders of his stature who were honest staright forward and who always stood for the party workers even risking his position with congress high command to protect their intrests .

Late KH Patil always wanted to follow the footsteps of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi who was a also a strong supporter of cooperative spirit in the country for betterment of poor and farmers (Sarvodhaya-Welfare schemes for all sections of society).

Mr H K Patil son of late KH Patil is also a equally a good administrator, honest, progressive person, pro poor who has held the position of senior minister in Karnataka government twice and also the post of leader of opposition in Legislature council

Late KH Patil's contribution to State will always be remembered and will continue to Inspire other politicians of present generations, and who has left an unique imprint in his more than four-decades long chequered political career.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

B.L.Shankar "An outstanding parliamentarian and statesman"

Sir,Senior politician Dr B.L.Shanker is known as a sober and one of the most read, intelligent and knowledgeable politician not only in the Karnataka but in the entire country .he is an alumni of Karnataka University ,Dharwad and also has done... Read More

B.L.Shankar "An outstanding parliamentarian and statesman"

Sir,Senior politician Dr B.L.Shanker is known as a sober and one of the most read, intelligent and knowledgeable politician not only in the Karnataka but in the entire country .he is an alumni of Karnataka University ,Dharwad and also has done Ph.D

Dr B.L.Shanker is a Multi faceted personality, who combines politics with integrity and cultural pursuits,he is a distinguished parliamentarian, author who has written an important book entitled "The Indian parliament :A Democracy at work" which was released in the presence of Hon,Vice President of India Mr Hamid Ansari.This is a very informative book written about Indian parliamentary democracy which should be red by all us.

He is a highly experienced politician who has been M.L.A, M.P and Minister, who has held very important portfolios in various cabinets ,he also had the honour to hold the post of the chairman of Karnataka Legislative council(2001-2004),he will be best remembered as a person who carried out his duties as Chairman of Legislative Council in the most distuingshed manner,without favour or any prejudice, He is an able administrator and an excellent speaker par excellence.

Dr B.L.Shankar had actively participated in the Marathon walk(Padyatra ) of Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar Ji in 1983, covering about 4260 Km to reconnect with masses from Kanyakumari deep in south to Rajghat Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi.

Seasoned Politicians Like B.L.Shankar are not only great asset to the any political party they are associated with ,but to entire Politico's , state and country, All Political parties in Karnataka should send him to the Rajya Sabha so that his valuable experience as a parliamentarian can be best used for the betterment country.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

V. G. Siddhartha who gave india "Cafe coffee day"

Sir,V. G. Siddhartha is a leading businessman from Karnataka ,who founded "Cafe coffee day chain", India's MNC coffee chain which is giving run for money to large international coffee chains. Today 'Cafe coffee day" has become part and parcel for... Read More

V. G. Siddhartha who gave india "Cafe coffee day"

Sir,V. G. Siddhartha is a leading businessman from Karnataka ,who founded "Cafe coffee day chain", India's MNC coffee chain which is giving run for money to large international coffee chains. Today 'Cafe coffee day" has become part and parcel for the young men and women's life in India for their leisure evening meetings and place for business discussions, we can find "cafe coffee day" outlets in most parts of india and it is spreading its wings abroad also.

In Spite of V. G.Siddhartha Ji being a leading businessman with diversified portfolio of 5 star Hotels, IT parks, Plantation,Investments in I.T companies, etc ,he is still a human being par excellence ,a down to earth,humble and caring person, who feels pain of others, whenever he will meet his plantation workers/staff , he will talk to them very nicely and will ask them about their welfare.

As a person, he is a highly inspiring and charismatic persona and with strong leadership qualities ,who believes excellence in whatever ventures he starts,he is a very hard working person,he is also an avid reader,

I remember ,once i was coming in Uber taxi from manipal Hospital, the driver was from Chikmagalur, who had worked in his coffee plantation, he was talking very high about Siddhartha ji,he said he is good human being who cares for poor and downtrodden people of society especially who work for his plantations ,

V. G. Siddhartha is highly educated person, with masters degree(M.A) in Economics from Mangalore University,he is married to daughter of leading politician of the country,Mr S.M Krishna, the 16th chief minister of Karnataka(1999-2004), former external affairs minister of India and Governor of Maharashtra

As India is going through a big economic transformation,It is right time,young and leading entrepreneurs like V. G. Siddhartha ji and other like minded persons ,should join active politics like Nandan Nilekani who has already joined politics ,it will give new dimension to Indian politics ,US President Donal Trump before taking over as US president , was a leading real estate businessman "Trump organization",John Kerry, former U.S presidential candidate and also former foreign secretary of USA was a leading businessman ,who owned of H.J.Heinz and co, Late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, Before before becoming prime minister was one of the leading contractor in Saudi Arabia who owned 'Saudi oger". Best wishes to V. G. Siddhartha ji, we all hope one day "Cafe Coffee day" will be one of the top coffee day chains in the world .

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Ananth Kumar is a dedicated Politician

Sir, Mr H.N.Ananth Kumar ji is a prominent politician from Karnataka belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P) and also member of Parliament (M.P) from Bangalore south from where he has won six times in row , presently he is Minister of parliamentary affairs in ... Read More

Ananth Kumar is a dedicated Politician

Sir, Mr H.N.Ananth Kumar ji is a prominent politician from Karnataka belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P) and also member of Parliament (M.P) from Bangalore south from where he has won six times in row , presently he is Minister of parliamentary affairs in prime minister Narendra Modi's cabinet .He is also a law graduate.

Anant kumar ji has a eventful political career spanning for over three decade,he had the distinction of winning record number of six times from the same parliament seat in row from Bangalore(south) constituency, it is a rare honour,he is highly popular leader in his constituency,which has highly educated people, still they have elected him for consecutive 6 terms in row,looking his good work done for his constituency, there he is known as voice of common man,

He is a staunch nationalist ,who created a history when he spoke in Kannada in United Nation ,it was 1st time in the history of U.N.,he is deeply involved in social and cultural activities .

Ananth Kumar Ji has shown his great organisation skills from his early life ,when he was made State secretary of ABVP and later as national secretary, when he joined BJP he was given a highly prestigious post of Yuva Morcha of BJP,he was also imprisoned during emergency along many senior leaders.he is a Veteran R.S.S swayamsevak .

He has also served in cabinet minister in Atal vajpayee cabinet, he was also president of State unit of B.J.P ,seeing is vast parliamentary experience and distuingshed public service,Prime minister Mr Narendra Modi appointed him as Minister of Chemical and fertiliser and then in 2016,he gave him higher responsibility of minister of parliamentary affairs

He is a highly cultured person, an able administrator, an illustrative parliamentarian and very public friendly leader ,He is also simple and approachable person,his constituency people are very satisfied with his work.

He is married to Tejaswini ,who herself is highly dedicated social worker ,couple have two daughters Aishwarya and Vijeta .

Anant Kumar ji has earned the admiration of people of his constituency and of the state for his dedication, sense of public service and simplicity, he has met the aspiration of People.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Ambrish Fine Actor and human being par excellence

Sir, Kannada Super star Ambrish ji is a multi faceted personality, a extremely popular multi- talented actor of the Kannada Film industry, a prominent politician ,philanthropist and above all a good human being par excellence.he balances his politics... Read More

Ambrish Fine Actor and human being par excellence

Sir, Kannada Super star Ambrish ji is a multi faceted personality, a extremely popular multi- talented actor of the Kannada Film industry, a prominent politician ,philanthropist and above all a good human being par excellence.he balances his politics and films very wisely. He is also called Mandyada Gandu.

Ambrish ji is an amazing actor who has set new standards in Kannada film industry "Sandalwood”. He has a very distinctive and unique style of acting, he is also known as rebel star who has played in many films a role of "a rebellion angry young man”, in some of these films the script were tailor made accordingly, he has acted in more than 200 films, some of his films were hugely successful at the box office, those including Antha,Paduvarahalli ,Shubha Mangala and Ranganayaki which were his most memorable films,But most successful film of his career is "Antha" a record breaking hit film, directed by his close friend and one of the most famous film director of sandalwood "Rajender Singh Babu",This film was remade in Hindi,Tamil, and Telugu as well,His films greatly enthrall and mesmerize audiences.

In his distuingshed career of over four decades,the eminent actor has won many laurels, citations and awards,for his outstanding contribution to the Kannada cinema, includes Karnataka state award for best actor in 1982,Filmfare Lifetime achievement award-south 2009, Film fare award for Best actor in the film "Olavina Udugore ",TV9 sandal wood Award, Karnataka government Dr Vishnuvardhan Award (2011),Ambreesh ji was also felicitated by the with Karnataka university Dharwad (2013) with honorary doctorate degree for his immense contribution to Kannada film industry etc

Ambarish beside being a famous actor, he is also a prominent Politician who has been M.P several times and also M.L.A, he was also union Minister, cabinet minister in state government in Siddaramaiah government .

Ambreesh is married to a famous Film star Sumalatha who has acted in more than 150 film in Malayalam,Kannada,Telugu, Tamil and Hindi .he is blessed with a son

In his personnel life he is a human being par excellence, who feels the pain of others, he widely contributes to the different charities and social causes and is widely known as 'Karunada karna (Karna of Karnataka) for his numerous generosity and charity works,he always helps those in crisis, In his personnel life, Ambreesh ji is also known as a good friend who stands by his friends in hours of crisis, In Kannada film industry,Super star and thespian of Karnataka Films Dr Dr Rajkumar and another famous superstar Vishnuvardhan were his best friends ,their deaths had caused immense shock and pain to him,He has also supported many upcoming actors, Ambarish is also known as Ajat shatru means one without enemies, Kannada film industry sees him as Messiah,

Outside Kannada film industry, he has many friends like Shatrughan Sinha,Rajinikanth and Chiranjeevi,most of these are his family friends.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Dr Veerendra Heggade "A highly respected spiritual person and philanthropist"

Sir,Dr Veerendra Heggade ,who is a hereditary administrator Dharmadhikari, head of the 800 years old Manjunath swamy temple in Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka state, is a highly respected spiritual person who has used the platform of the Mutt to serve... Read More

Dr Veerendra Heggade "A highly respected spiritual person and philanthropist"

Sir,Dr Veerendra Heggade ,who is a hereditary administrator and Dharmadhikari, head of the 800 years old Manjunath swamy temple in Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka state, is a highly respected spiritual person who has used the platform of the Mutt to serve the needy in the most indelible spirit of the selfless service to the mankind and has implemented several unique welfare programmes for the mankind,he has undertaken various programmes towards enhancing the quality of lives of various people in most remotest rural areas. His thinking in life is one should always be empathetic towards fellow human beings. it will be more appropriate to call him a well known visionary of our times and architect of Modern Dharmasthala.

He is a multifaceted personality, who has not only excelled in the service of god,but he is a great humanist, philanthropist,Art lover, who has used his position as mutt head for the good of society by establishing number of educational institutes, hospitals,carrying out mass marriages and establishing low cost marriage halls , He is a rare combination of a man who feels the pain of common man especially of the rural folk deeply in his heart,

In his personel life ,Dr Veerendra Heggade ji, is a highly spiritual person,who doesn't follow the philosophy of consumption ,he is satisfied with basic things in life. He believes that the position bestowed to him by god is the platform to help common man who can't afford basic things in life like quality education,Healthcare,low cost marriages functions etc which is far from cry from what we get these days from other head of other religious mutts.

What distuingshed Dr Veerendra Heggade with other heads of religious institutes is,while others went on constructing new mutts but Dr Veerendra Heggade, after practising "active dharma, that gave him his vision that investing in social issues/causes such as constructing new hospital, education institutes /low cost marriage halls will give good great dividends to society in long term and coming generations will be greatly benefitted, especially those people who can't afford high cost of education and healthcare,

In these institutes ,where youngsters will be able to get quality education at much lower cost ,poor people will get very low cost quality treatments in these hospitals and we will see a healthy society, low income group people will be able to conduct marriages at much lower cost especially in places like Bangalore,he is working very hard regarding the prevention of alcoholic abuse and keeps conducting large number of de- addiction camps across Karnataka, where most scientific de-addiction treatment is provided .many low income people have been greatly benefitted from these camps especially labourers .

The SDM educational society which is headed by Dr Veerendra Heggade has forty education institutes under its management which imparts highly quality education in Ayurveda,Naturopathy,yoga,Dental,Engineering ,Medical,law, and business management courses with modern education tools.

He has started number number of Ayurvedic and Naturopathy hospitals where patients are treated at the fraction of cost, Today in country, where Panchakarma, the ancient ayurvedic way of treatment is highly expensive and out of reach of a common man, but in hospitals run by Dr Veerendra Heggade trusts,they are provided quality treatment at fraction of cost or even even free treatment for those who can't afford,

Other noteworthy social accomplishment undertaken under his guidance are,he conducts large number of free marriages every year,has also started many marriage halls in many parts of Karnataka in places like Bangalore so that people from lower income group of society gets benefit from these marriage halls ,he has also done great service to society in empowerment of rural people.

Dr Veerendra Heggade ji,has also immensely contributed towards revival of art of "Yakshagana"in pure traditional way, He is a great connoisseur of ancient art of temple architecture, historical monuments and antiquities .

In recognition of his most outstanding contribution to humanity and the relentless services at large to the society, Government of India honoured him with the 3rd highest civilian honour the "Padma Bhushan", beside he has been bestowed with many honours and accolades by civil society and universities.those include most coveted award by Karnatak governmnet " The Karnataka Ratna Award in the year 2009"

In his personel life Dr veerendra Heggade is a car collector and photography aficionado which is on display in Dharmasthala,He has widely travelled abroad in several countries in Europe,USA, and Asian Countries to participate in religious and peace conferences, Meeting him leaves a very positive and lasting impression.

We all hope his potent message of yeoman service to the society would continue to inspire civil society and other religious Institutes to do same exemplary service to mankind,He has always focussed on the service to the needy, which will continue to inspire the the generations to come,it is a giant leap for pilanthropy ,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Dr Rajkumar a Thespian

Sir,The death of Dr Rajkumar, the Kannada matinee Idol marks an end of an era,he was the greatest film Icon of all times to come,who comes once in life time,he was not only a superstar but an institution himself, we can't forget his large... Read More

Dr Rajkumar a Thespian

Sir,The death of Dr Rajkumar, the Kannada matinee Idol marks an end of an era,he was the greatest film Icon of all times to come,who comes once in life time,he was not only a superstar but an institution himself, we can't forget his large contribution in creating a niche for Kannada and bringing Karnataka on national and international arena, with his demise, kannada film industry has been orphaned.Thespian will go down in the annals of history as the artist who will remain in the heart and souls of people in karnataka.

In his personel life, he was gentleman, who lived an exemplary life, he performed yoga in daily in his life and practised carnatic music .

Dr Rajkumar was actor par excellence ,who acted in more than 200 movies,most of them were super hit,he was a multifaceted star who excelled in all types of film roles he acted ,may be it is mythological roles,mahishasura or historical roles or social characters or devotional characters, but his performance was always superb ,whenever his films were released, you will find House full board for weeks together, Though all his movies were classic but his most memorable movies were"Ranadheera:,"Kanteerava" and "Kaviratna kalidasa", he was also a excellent singer. His performance as hero had great ability to connect with the audience.

In recognition his contribution to the Kannada film industry ,he was awarded numerous state,national and international awards, Governmnet of India honoured him with Padma Bhushan, Karnataka governmnet bestowed him with the highest civilian honour "Karnataka Ratna" in recognising him as jewel of karnataka, in year1995 eminent actor was given Dada saheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to Kannada film industry

Here is an example of Rajkumar's massive popularity among NRIs globally ,I remember in Gulf countries(GCC) ,whenever Dr Rajkumar's films used to be released , people from Karnataka always wanted the see his movie on very first day of release and wanted that they get Video cassettes at earliest

He leaves behind a rich legacy that is both profound and popular. His death is not only an irreparable loss to the Kannada Film industry, but to cultural arena of karnataka and of the entire nation.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

H.D.Kumarswamy a popular leader and administrator par excellence.

Sir , Mr H.D Kumarswamy who occupied the post of eighteenth chief minister of Karnataka for a year and nine months will be best remembered as politician who occupied the post of chief minister of Karnataka in his first term as MLA .he is a son of ... Read More

H.D.Kumarswamy a popular leader and administrator par excellence.

Sir , Mr H.D Kumarswamy who occupied the post of eighteenth chief minister of Karnataka for a year and nine months will be best remembered as politician who occupied the post of chief minister of Karnataka in his first term as MLA .he is a son of former Prime Minister of Karnataka Mr H D Deve Gowda ,Kumarswamy is known for his adaptability and friendly nature, he is also affectionately called as "Kumar Anna" or brother by his supporters and freinds.

State of Karnataka will always remember him as a highly able administrator and illustrative legislature and parliamentarian, who took government to the people, his janata darbar sessions were highly popular, where he used to interact with people in a very cordial way ,especially with those people who used to come from far flung place in state for health reasons and wanted specialized medical treatment like for heart and cancer ,he used to call government hospitals for immediate treatment , even he used to give some cash expenses from his pocket to needy.

In his personnel life, he is a great fan of Kannada actor thespian Dr Rajkumar, this had attracted him towards kannada film industry, and he became film producer, his son Nikhil Gowda is a hero in upcoming film produced by him.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

"Jeevraj Alva" demise marks an end of an Era

Sir,With the demise of Legendary politician Dr Jeevraj Alva,An era has come to an end in Karnataka's Politics he was a highly popular leader,as one could see people from all walks of life including political leaders cutting across party lines... Read More

"Jeevraj Alva" demise marks an end of an Era

Sir,With the demise of Legendary politician Dr Jeevraj Alva,An era has come to an end in Karnataka's Politics he was a highly popular leader,as one could see people from all walks of life including political leaders cutting across party lines and leading personalities from different walks of life were present to bid tearful farewell to the departed leader,

He became student leader during college days, when JP movement had started in the country,so he decided not to practise as doctor and wholeheartedly plunged into active politics, When Karnataka politics was dominated by old leaders,he became the MLA at the young age of 29 years from the newly established anti establishment political party "Janata Party" that successfully fought Indira Gandhi regime, in his political career spanning about three decades, he served as MLA and a highly performing Minister ,He was one of the closest associate of late Ramakrishna Hegde, then chief minister of Karnataka and was seen as future chief minister of Karnataka He was a exceptional good organiser with vast mass followings across Karnataka , Dr Alva was a firm personality who was blessed with temperament and training that frustrated the most intimidating politicians on the other side .

Dr Jeevraj alva was also a great connoisseur of art and music who always helped artists in difficulties .he was closely associated with Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad,

Dr Jeevraj Alva was a very sincere politician,who will be best remembered also as the most committed ,unwavering civil society personality of Karnataka , he always believed Politics is a god sent platform to serve people, If someone had visited the house of Alva's in Rajmahal,just opposite picturised Sankey Tank, there were always stream of people from all walks of life across state, requesting him for some favour ,he will always help people especially those seeking medical assistance or admissions in schools, in spite of large number of visitors, Alva family in their his endeavour to help people, wholeheartedly supported him especially his elder brother Dr Jayaprakash Alva and his noble wife Sulochana Tai support was most praiseworthy.

Dr Jeevraj Alva came from a very known political family in country, his father Dr Nagappa Alva was an eminent politician, distuingshed parliamentarian who had upheld the values in politics, he also served as minister in Karnataka and MP ,Dr Nagappa Alva also held the post of President of congress party in Karnataka.

Dr Jeevaraj Alva sadly leaves behind his wife Nandini Alva, two children daughter Priyanka and son Aditya,His wife Nandini a acclaimed dancer, cultural activist and entrepreneur, beside two brothers Dr Jayaprakash Alva ,a practising doctor who is a great human being always ready to help people and Mr Mohan dev Alva renowned social worker and educationist, Dr jeevraj Alva his sister is settled in USA.

Dr Jeevaraj Alva leaves behind a sterling example for today's politicians that politics is a platform to help people whether you are in ruling party or in opposition, his abrupt departure, will undoubtedly leaves us with many sad memories of Dr Jeevraj Alva's warm handshake with charming smile that we will never see again,

"His passing is an enormous loss to all of us . We wish to extend our condolences to the Alva family. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace,

Dr jeevraj Alva will be always be in the hearts and minds of people.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

"Dr G.Parameshwara" An able leader"

Sir,Senior congress leader Dr G.Parameshwara is among the few very highly educated politician not only in the state of Karnataka but in the entire country ,He is an alumni of nation's top agriculture university "University of Agriculture sciences... Read More

"Dr G.Parameshwara" An able leader"

Sir,Senior congress leader Dr G.Parameshwara is among the few very highly educated politician not only in the state of Karnataka but in the entire country ,He is an alumni of nation's top agriculture university "University of Agriculture sciences Bangalore' from where he did his B.Sc and M.Sc and Ph.d from University of Adelaide Australia,

He is a highly experienced politician and a good administrator, who has been MLA,Minister in various cabinets since 1993 and held important portfolios like Sericulture,Higher education and home Ministry, presently he is occupying 2nd most important post in Siddaramaiah governmnet as Home Minister of Karnataka,In 2010 he was appointed president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee(KPCC) and under his able leadership, Congress won the 2013 assembly elections and formed the governmnet.

Dr G.Parameshwara in his endeavour to serve public,he works very hard, Bangalore is also known as the silicon valley of India, it needs strong administrative leadership, Dr G.Parameshwara at helms of affairs as Home minister, who is discharging his duties as home minister very effectively, he is an administrator Par excellence and whatever assignments is bestowed upon him he discharges his duties in most distinguished manner ,There has not been any single allegations against him of any wrong doings or favouritism,he is known as person of high intigrity and impeccable pedigree,

Seasoned Politicians like Dr G.Parameshwara are not only assets to the political party they are associated but to entire political class ,People of state of Karnataka and congress party values his leadership, it is hoped in time to come, his will occupy the post of chief Minister of karnataka.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Srinivas Prasad 'A Leader with high integrity'

Sir, a Vetaran politician Mr Srinivas Prasad who has joined the cabinet of Cheif minister Mr Siddaramaiah is a one of the most honest politician in the country to name with,he is a very decent and dignified person, who has not only large following among... Read More

Srinivas Prasad 'A Leader with high integrity'

Sir,Vetaran politician Mr Srinivas Prsad who has joined the cabinet of Cheif minister Mr Siddaramaiah is a one of the most honest politician in the country to name with,he is a very decent and dignified person, who has not only large following among dalits but among other communities as well ,he is looked with great esteem not only in his constituency but in all parts of Karnataka , he has worked hard for the empowerment of dalits in early part of life which people still remember, he is a persona of embodiment Simplicity,honesty and humility.

He has been five time M.P from Chamrajpet constituency,he was also minister in NDA governmnet (1999-2004),presently he is MLA from Nangangud which is considered the abode of Lord Srikanteshwara popularly known as 'dakshin kashi' ,large number of people visit this temple town to have darshan of the presiding deity.

In his political career spanning about four decades there has not been one single instance where some body has raised a fingure about his honesty and in intigrity in public life, Seasoned Politicians Like Srinivas Prasad are not only great asset to to the any political party they are associated with it ,but to entire Politico's class, he is a rare class of personality who is deeply concerned about poor people of the society, he has earned great admiration from all walks of people.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

C.G.Somiah " A distinguished Bureaucrat"

Sir,When we we talk about most prominent and distuingshed people of Karnataka who excelled in their profession,the name of Late C.G.Somiah I.A.S who passed away in 2010 comes above all,nation will remember him as a person who served the government... Read More

C.G.Somiah " A distinguished Bureaucrat"

Sir,When we we talk about most prominent and distuingshed people of Karnataka who excelled in their profession,the name of Late C.G.Somiah I.A.S who passed away in 2010 comes above all,nation will remember him as a person who served the government in the most distinguished manner without favour or prejudice,he was a person of impeccable pedigree.

We often hear about the valour and saga of bravery of Kodavas (also known as Coorgi's) and for their immense contribution to the armed forces and in Police , while many Kodavas have Occupied highest posts in armed forces and police,but Late C.G.Somiah I.A.S will be best remembred for his contribution to the country's elite administrative service I.A.S and rose to occupy the highest position in Governmnet as Home Secretary and Comptroller and auditor General of India(C.A.G).

He joined distuingshed administrative service of the country I.A.S(1953 batch ) at the very young age of 22 years and was allotted Orissa state,In his distinguished career spanning for more than four decades,he had held very important positions like Union home secretary, Comptroller and auditor General of India(C.A.G) which is ranked number 9 in India,according to the order of precedence and has the status of a Supreme court Judge of India.

C.G.Somiah in spite of having held important position which every member of elite I.A.S will like to have,still he lived his life with full of modesty and of uprightness,

I remember an instance, probably a decade ago, he was in Manipal hospital Bangalore and was standing behind me,I told him sir you can go in front, he said no i will go when my turn will come , i asked his name ,he said I am C.G.Somiah retired CAG of India ,i was happy but also surprised that such great people are still existing in our country.

His sister Rati Vinay jha also member of IAS(1967) and retired as tourism secretary Governmnet of India. His daughter is married to the son of retired Governor of Rajasthan Margaret Alva .

Few months before C.G.Somiah ji passed away(Sep,2010), he released his biography,"The Honest always stands alone".which was very much liked by large number of people and was supposed to be best selling biography.

C.G.Somiah ji, beside being a distuingshed Bureaucrat of the country ,in personel life, he was down to earth simple person,who never flouted his position,once he while driving his car,by mistake he jumped red signal he quietly paid fine and went away,he was also a keen sportsman and played Tennis,badminton,Bridge and golf after retirement ,he also won south Indian junior Tennis championship,Karnatak governmnet honoured him with with the Rajyotsava award(2000).

A man of action par excellence, his death has left behind a ever lasting legacy, which will be a source of inspiration for generations to come.

we hope today's young IAS/IPS fraternity follow the Legacy left by C.G.Somiah ji,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

V R Sudarshan A "Gentleman Politician"

Sir, Senior politician Mr V R Sudarshan ,has a long and distinguished record of public service spanning for over three decades,He is known as a gentleman politician, good human being and man of compassion who joined politics only to serve the people... Read More

V R Sudarshan A "Gentleman Politician"

Sir, Senior politician Mr V R Sudarshan ,has a long and distinguished record of public service spanning for over three decades,He is known as a gentleman politician, good human being and man of compassion who joined politics only to serve the people, he is a down to earth person and always available to solve the people's problems,even if some unknown person gives him representation for some public grievance, he will try to help as much as possible.He has great interest in a social causes and is an excellent speaker .He comes from Vemagal in Kolar district near Bangalore.

In his distuingshed political career spanning for more than three decades ,he has served the state in different capacities, Honourable Member of Karnataka legislative council(MLC) for three terms, he also had the honour to occupy the prestigious office of the 21st Chairman of Karnataka legislative council, the oldest legislature body in the country which has already completed 100 years of its existence( it was established in 1907), beside he has held many important organisational posts as well.In all posts he occupied, he has distinguished himself and served with all humility.

He is a multifaceted personality, a distuingshed politician,illustrative legislature, good social worker, excellent organisation man and an avid reader even when he was chairman of Karnataka Legislative council(2005), in spite of his busy sheduled,he will find time to visit the library of Bowring club and always will greet people in reading room(Library).I being one of the regular visitor of Bowring Institute Library in those days,is witness to his humble nature.

He is a highly experienced legislature,who had participated in several important debates in Karnataka Legislative council as a honourable member,As chairman of Legislative council, he will be best remembered as person who carried out his duties in the house in the most distuingshed manner,without favour or any prejudice,person like V R Sudarshan are not only asset to party they belong to, but for the entire political class ,

Mr V R Sudarshan he is a person of extraordinary depth and breadth of intellect, these are the qualities very few politician now a days have whose aim is public service ,Mr Sudershan should be admired and valued, he is always exceptionally dedicated to the cause of the masses and state of Karnataka,

Governmnet should again nominate him for the post of MLC and seeing his varied experience, appoint him as a cabinet minister.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

MSG death marks the end of an era

DNA India 21 MAY 2009

The death of former Union Minister MS Gurupadaswamy marks the end of the an era. He started his political career with ENIP, later joined PSP led by. Acharya Kripalani and became MP, He was leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Union Minister in the Indira Gandhi cabinet... Read More

MSG death marks the end of an era
DNA India 21 MAY 2009

The death of former Union Minister MS Gurupadaswamy marks the end of the an era. He started his political career with ENIP, later joined PSP led by. Acharya Kripalani and became MP, He was leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Union Minister in the Indira Gandhi cabinet.

He was described as a gentle-man in politics and cared immensely for the welfare of the poor and the underprivileged. He believed honesty in political life. It is to be hoped that MSG's principled philosophy of politics will inspire the Younger politicians of today.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

"A Manju "A Immensely popular leader"

Sir,Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr Siddaramaiahji has taken a wise decision by inducting senior congress leader and Arkalgud M.L.A Mr A Manju as Minister in his cabinet... Read More

"A Manju "A Immensely popular leader"

Sir,Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr Siddaramaiahji has taken a wise decision by inducting senior congress leader and Arkalgud M.L.A Mr A Manju as Minister in his cabinet.

Mr A Manju was a strong but immensely popular student leader, he is a simple and down to earth person, who is always approachable,he spends considerable time in his constituency and enjoys immense public goodwill.He has carried out many development works for his constituency his son Dr Manter Gowda has joined politics to support his father in endeavor to serve people who also spends considerable time in Hassan district.

If one visits Hon Minister Mr A Mnaju's house is Bengaluru, you will always find large number of people from his constituency for getting done some official work or for seeking medical treatment Mrs Tara Manju a most humble lady ,always serves food to these people.

In his endeavor to serve people, he is ably supported by his wife Mrs Tara Manju ,a noble lady and his equally humble son Dr Mantar Gowda,a young man with mission of serve masses ,Mr Mnaju is still in 50's ,got a very good future in politics to rise to still higher post .

He is man to reckon with. Best wishes God bless you.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

GANDHIAN'S DEATH LOSS TO NATION

DNA India 18 March 2009-L.E

The demise of noted Gandhian and freedom fighter C Satyavrata is a great loss to the nation. He was one of the few surviving Gandhian and freedom fighters, and a remarkable man of genuine integrity, courage, humility and simplicity. He was an authority... Read More

GANDHIAN'S DEATH LOSS TO NATION
DNA India 18 March 2009-L.E

The demise of noted Gandhian and freedom fighter C Satyavrata is a great loss to the nation. He was one of the few surviving Gandhian and freedom fighters, and a remarkable man of genuine integrity, courage, humility .and simplicity. He was an authority on Gandhian thought and the Sarvodaya movement and had participated in the Bhoodan movement.

The government had shortlisted his name for state awards a number of times, but he refused them. He was a close confidant of Vinobha Bhave but differed with him on the imposition of the Emergency by Indira Gandhi. He chose to follow Jayaprakash Narayan's movement instead and was imprisoned during the Emergency along with many senior Janata leaders. But in his last days he was far from happy with the present political situation.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

M.V.KAMATH LEADING JOURNALIST OF INDIA

DOYEN FADES AWAY SIR,- DECCAN HERALD-11TH OCT-2014-L.E.

This refers to "veteran journalist M V Kamath no more"(DH,oct10). Veteran and illustrative journalist,Kamath will undoubtedly will be best remembered as the doyen of indian journalism. he was a highly accomplished journalist, a padma bhushan awardee, the editor of illustrated weekly of india among... Read More

M.V.KAMATH LEADING JOURNALIST OF INDIA
DOYEN FADES AWAY SIR,- DECCAN HERALD-11TH OCT-2014-L.E.

This refers to "veteran journalist M V Kamath no more"(DH,oct10). Veteran and illustrative journalist,Kamath will undoubtedly will be best remembered as the doyen ofindian journalism.he was a highly accomplished journalist, a padma bhushan awardee, the editor of illustrated weekly of india among others.a prolific writer,Kamath upheld the finest professional standards of integrity and objectivity.

The nation becomes poorer when men like Kamath fade away from the scene. He will always be remembered as a towering figure in the world of journalism and with his demise, he leaves behind a glorious legacy of intellect and excellence.

Kamath will be greatly missed by all those, whose lives he influenced. We pray to god hathis family and friends gather the strength to overcome this grief.

- RAMESH G JETHWANI VIA E-MAIL.

M.V KAMATH LEADING JOURNALIST OF INDIA

DOYEN OF JOURNALISM
THE PIONEER--MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2014 | RAMESH G JETHWANI | BANGALORE

Sir — This refers to the report, "Manipal mourns death of scribe MV Kamath" (October 10) by Kestur Vasuki. Veteran journalist Madhav Vittal Kamath who passed away on October 9, will be best remembered as a doyen... Read More

M.V KAMATH LEADING JOURNALIST OF INDIA
DOYEN OF JOURNALISM
THE PIONEER--MONDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2014 | RAMESH G JETHWANI | BANGALORE

Sir — This refers to the report, "Manipal mourns death of scribe MV Kamath" (October 10) by Kestur Vasuki. Veteran journalist Madhav Vittal Kamath who passed away on October 9, will be best remembered as a doyen of Indian Journalism of pre and post-Independent era of the country.

He was a highly accomplished journalist. He was awarded Padma Bhushan for his contributions toIndian journalism. He was also the editor of Illustrated Weekly of India. A former chairman of Prasar Bharati, he worked for the Free Press Journal as a reporter. Besides, he was also the Washington correspondent of the Times of India. He was a towering personality. A versatile journalistand a prolific writer.

Perhaps, he was also the last surviving journalist of pre-independent era who saw the tri-colour go up. He wrote 40 books and many biographies including one on Prime Minister Narendra Modi —The Architect of Modern State (2009).

The nation is poorer when men like Kamath fade away. He will always be remembered as a towering figure in the world of Indian journalism. Leaving behind a legacy of excellence, with his demise, a glorious chapter of Indian journalism has come to an end. MV Kamath will be greatly missed.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

M.V KAMATH LEADING JOURNALIST OF INDIA

Towering figure of journalism--Free Press Journal -Oct 11, 2014--LE.

Veteran and illustrious journalist M V Kamath, who passed away on Thursday, will be undoubtedly best remembered as the doyen of Indian journalism, both of the pre- and post-Independent era of country... Read More

M.V KAMATH LEADING JOURNALIST OF INDIA
Towering figure of journalism--Free Press Journal -Oct 11, 2014--LE.

Veteran and illustrious journalist M V Kamath, who passed away on Thursday, will be undoubtedly best remembered as the doyen of Indian journalism, both of the pre- and post-Independent era of country.

He was a towering personality, a versatile journalist and a prolific writer, upholding the finest professional standards of integrity and objectivity. He built up a vast circle of friends and admirers not only among journalists, but in varied fields. The nation is poorer whenever men like Kamath fade away from the scene.

With his demise, a glorious chapter of Indian journalism has come to an end. He touched numerous lives with his writing.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Siddaiah "A distinguished Bureaucrat"

Sir, Mr Siddaiah IAS ,who retired from governmnet service recently ,will be best remembered as a person who served the government in the most distinguished manner without favour or prejudice,he was liked by politico's across the party... Read More

Siddaiah "A distinguished Bureaucrat"

Sir, Mr Siddaiah IAS ,who retired from governmnet service recently ,will be best remembered as a person who served the government in the most distinguished manner without favour or prejudice,he was liked by politico's across the party lines,who praised him in an unequivocal voice.He was highly experienced officer and administrator par excellence ,person of extraordinary depth and breath, which is very rarely seen among present day bureaucrats and great source of inspiration for present day young Bureaucrats.

During his distuingshed career in civil service, spanning for about 35 years,he excelled himself in all the posts he was posted,after he joined governmnet service as K.A S officer ,he was posted,as assistant commissioner in Shimoga ,he then occupied the important post of deputy commissioner in Bangalore during the period of Sri Ramakrishna Hegde's chief ministership, he was highly regarded by successive chief ministers,

Mr Siddaiah was secretary to three chief ministers starting from Mr J H Patel, Mr Dharam Singh and to Yeddyurappa ,he had the distinction of holding twice the most difficult assignment of BBMP's commissioner post and also of BDA commissioner etc,where he successfully implemented good administrative reforms .

Mr Siddaiah had joined Karnatak administrative service (KAS) because he wanted to serve his home state Karnataka , but if he had joined IAS he would definately retired as chief secretary or country's highest administrative post of cabinet secretary .

In personal ilfe Siddaiahji is a fine human being, good freind and an accomplished singer,His wife Mrs Manjula Siddaiah is a good human being who fully supports the Mr Siddaiah hectic job to serve people, he is blessed with two children .

His father en law was also a senior I.A.S officer ,who was highly respected and was person of impeccable pedigree , even his Brother en law Mr B Guruprasad was a MLA from Neelmangala constituency and a very honest politician and highly popular person in his constituency Neelmangla unfortunately he passed away young in year 2011.

Best wishes for Siddaiahji for his post retirement,we all hope political parties will make best use of his experience and nominate him to legislature assembly as MLC or to Rajy Sabha.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Chiranjeev Singh "gentleman and distuingshed I.A.S officer"

Sir, Sardar Chiranjiv Singh (IAS ,69 ), who retired in 2005 as additional chief secretary governmnet of Karnataka ,is known as true gentleman and one of the most distuingshed IAS officer of the country.During his 36 years of service, he... Read More

Chiranjeev Singh "gentleman and distuingshed I.A.S officer"

Sir, Sardar Chiranjiv Singh (IAS ,69 ), who retired in 2005 as additional chief secretary governmnet of Karnataka ,is known as true gentleman and one of the most distuingshed IAS officer of the country.During his 36 years of service, he excelled in all posts he held and performed his duties in most dignified manner without any favour and prejudice ,there was not a single allegation of any favoritism or wrongdoing against him, He is known as a person of very high integrity and impeccable pedigree.

As an IAS officer, he was seen with great esteem by many chief ministers like Ramkishen Hegde, S R Bommai, S M Krishna and even Devraj Urs, who all had high regards for him and always seeked his advice on crucial state issues of Importance.

He is an active pattern of Art and culture,who was also Ambassador of India to UNESCO in Paris, he was also on the governing bodies of the Indian Institute of Science(IISc) Bangalore and Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, as representative of the Govt. of Karnataka

Chiranjiv Singh is a multi faceted personality, A multilinguistic person ,a connoisseur of art ,who knows as many as least 12 languages Gurmukhi,French,German Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Bangala,Marathi, Hindi and English etc,

In recognition of his exampilary services rendered to the state, Governmnet of Karnataka honoured him with the “Rajyotsava Award” in 2005, This award is a fitting tribute to his immense contribution to the society ,Presently he is the President of the Alliance Française, Bangalore. Governmnet of Karnataka should recommend his name for Padma award.

Though he has retired , but he is remembered as the most distuingshed and model IAS officer of the country.We hope his everlasting legacy, will be a source of inspiration for young young IAS/IPS officers,

Best wishes to Sardar Chiranjiv Singh ji for his post retirement,we hope all political parties will make best use of his experience and nominate him to Rajya sabha/Legislative council that will be a prestige to the House .

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Dr Ajay Kumar I.P.S (retd) "A distuingshed Police officer".

Sir,Dr Ajay Kumar I.P.S (Rtd) D.G.P karnataka will be best remembered for his dynamic leadership he provided to the police department ,In his distinguished career spanning for more than three and half decades as an I.P.S officer,he held increasingly... Read More

Dr Ajay Kumar I.P.S (retd) "A distuingshed Police officer".

Sir,Dr Ajay Kumar I.P.S (Rtd) D.G.P karnataka will be best remembered for his dynamic leadership he provided to the police department ,In his distinguished career spanning for more than three and half decades as an I.P.S officer,he held increasingly responsible positions as D.G.P(State),D.G.P(C.O.D)D.G.P(Home Guards and civil defence),Commissioner of Police, Bangalore, Superintendent of Police(S.P) etc.

He served with missionary zeal in all the posts he was posted,during his posting as state D.G.P, he was credited with having brought many public and police's friendly key measures,which will be best remembered by public and police department for long time to come,example, police personel joining department should get three promotions in their career while in service,example, when sub Inspector joins,he should get three promotion in next grades,Inspector, deputy Superintendent of Police(Dy.S.P) and Superintendent of Police (S.P) ,same thing with constabulary, they should also get three promotions, Head constable,A.S.I and Sub Inspector(S.I),beside, he also set up some especial fund in each police station for the expenses incurred during investigation these are no small measures.

Dr Ajay Kumar singh was an highly efficient officer known for his investigation skills ,he personally led the investigation team into the attack on the India's premier scientific institute(I.I.Sc) Bangalore, another achievement of him was bringing betters traffic discipline in Bangalore as better traffic management was on his core of heart ,these two were some of the major significant achievements of Dr Ajay Kumar singh in his distuingshed career of about 36 years.

During his distuingshed career of about tree and half decades, he excelled in all posts he held,and performed his duties in most distinguished manner without any favour or prejudice,there was not a single allegations of any favouritism or wrong doings against him,he is person of impeccable pedigree.

Dr Ajay kumar singh is also a prolific writer as well, i happen to read one of his article in Times of India about Traffic management.

Though i personally don't know him, but I remember few instances about him, in one instance, i met one serving S.P,he said our D.G.P sahib, Dr Ajay Kumar singh ,is one of the most honest and helpful person ,second instance is ,one of my distuingshed Bangalorean freind Mr Feroz Abdulla organises Eid Milan function every year , Dr Ajay Kumar Singh always used to attend this function every year, after the function lunch follows, whenever somebody greets Dr Ajay Kumar singh,he will get up from his seat and reciprocate the greetings

He is a statesman par excellence ,who is deeply committed persona of simplicity,who thinks police department is a platform to serve and help people, hence he joined IPS with a deep urge to to provide best policing to the public,he always asked police department not to commit any human rights violations and help public to their best of ability.but discipline in the police force was always to the core of his heart

But for Dr Ajay Kumar singh Policing with human face was his mantra,

Dr Ajay Kumar singh is a symbol of honesty and intigrity, Though Dr Ajay kumar singh has retired, but he is best remembered as a most distinguished member of I.P.S fraternity of the country, Persons like Dr Ajay kumar singh are assets to the nation,Governmnet of India should nominate him for some suitable post as deputy National security advisor or on some position where his experience can be best used .

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Shankar M Bidari "An outstanding IPS officer"

Sir,Shankar M Bidari is a retired Indian Police Service officer (IPS-1978) of Karnatak cadre, who rose to the highest rank in the state police,Director General of Police (DGP) of Karnataka police,He provided state police with an outstanding... Read More

Shankar M Bidari "An outstanding IPS officer"

Sir,Shankar M Bidari is a retired Indian Police Service officer (IPS-1978) of Karnatak cadre, who rose to the highest rank in the state police,Director General of Police (DGP) of Karnataka police,He provided state police with an outstanding leadership and held increasingly responsible positions like S.P, DIG(intelligence),Commissioner of Police Bangalore and state D.G.P. he served the state with full sincerity and honesty,During his distuingshed carer of 36 years in the state police, he excelled in all positions he held and his performance was outstanding, there was not a single allegation of any favoritism or of wrong doings against him or any of his family.During his posting as DGP/ADGP/Commissioner, he brought all round improvement in functioning of state Police.

He was a workholic officer, who used to work for long hours,He earned a formidable reputation of a being a dedicated, brave and highly capable police officer, Shanker Bidari is known for displaying the leadership qualities of highest order when he was posted as commissioner of Police Bangalore,his performance was outstanding and praise worthy,especially on law and order and communal harmony front, he put down the rowdyism with firm hand and brought unprecedented improvement in the detection of major thefts and recovery of stolen property,

He is a strong-willed person ,During his police service, even under trying circumstances,he was always found completely unflappable and totally in control of the situation,

As a Police commissioner,he used to meet public thrice a week at Police commissioner office between 3 PM to 5 pm, where common man can easily approach him for their grievances, their grievances were addressed immediately with instructions to local police station,he always believes, senior police officers should always be available to public,that will give good message to public and public's confidence in Police force will increase,

As DCP(head quarters),his work was an exampilary, he played a key role in the arrest of LTTE militants who were involved in the Rajiv Gandhi murder Case, During SAARC summit in Bangalore in 1986,his role in providing VVIP duties was appreciated by all, he was an Escort officer of late Prime Minisier Rajiv Gandhi, he also served as the commandant of the special task force formed to nab forest brigand Veerappan.

Shankar Bidari was born in Bagalkot district of North Karnataka,he is married to Dr Umadevi BIdari,who is a qualified doctor with M.B.B.S and D.G.O degrees,he is blessed with two children,his son Vijayendra Bidari is also a distuingshed IPS officer, who was initially allotted Rajasthan state cadre,where he was known as upright and dedicated Police officer,due to his marriage with Smt Rohini Bidari IAS(2008),he moved to Tamilnadu, where she is working as district collector, his daughter Smt Vijayalakshmi is an I.A.S topper, who has been allotted Maharashtra cadre, she is married to Mr KM Mallikarjuna Prasanna, IPS who is also known as highly upright police officer with very high degree of integrity .Many a times Hon Mumbai High court hands over sensitive cases to him for fair investigation.

Shankar Bidari is highly decorated officer in Karnataka and won many gallantry medals and citations these includes.

  • Karnataka chief Minister 's gold medal,(1989,1991)
  • Police Medal for gallantry in 1991.
  • President's medal for meritorious(1995).
  • President's medal for distuingshed services (2003).
  • Mallikarjun Award.
  • Sangolli Award.
  • Dr Ambedkar award.
  • Hon Degree of "Doctor of Law(2012)" In recognising his Public services , by Gulbarga university,


Shankar Bidari wants to serve public even after retirement,hence he has joined politics,he is an active member of B.J.P, Today's politics requires good leadership,which he is capable to provide, we hope he will serve the state and country with equal zeal and his administrative experience will be best used ,which he displayed during his distinguished career as senior I.P.S police officer.

Best wishes Mr Shankar Bidari ji.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

B.L.Ranka gentleman par excellence.

Sir Bhanwar.Lal.Ranka(also known as B.L) is a multifaceted personality, a leading businessman,a prominent builder ,a philanthropist,great humanist and a social worker. About four decades back, when apartment culture was just starting in Bangalore... Read More

B.L.Ranka gentleman par excellence.

Sir Bhanwar.Lal.Ranka(also known as B.L) is a multifaceted personality, a leading businessman,a prominent builder ,a philanthropist,great humanist and a social worker.

About four decades back, when apartment culture was just starting in Bangalore,he is the one,who gave Bangalore its first landmark residential multi storey Building 'Queens Building"which is still standing tall ,Despite being a leading businessman, he feels the pain of others.

He is an incredible simple ,down to earth person, a good human being par excellence who is always available to his clients to solve any of their problem,B.L.Ranka whenever he goes to construction site, he will talk to construction workers and ask them if they have any grievances and try to help them.

He is a rare combination of a man who feels the pain of others .whenever somebody goes to him for some help or advice , he will listen to him very patiently and try to help to the best possible way.

He is a highly respected among Jain Samaj, but other communities also equally respect him,even politico's across the party lines and in society in general respects him.

Karnataka governmnet should nominate him for the post of M.L.C in befitting of his immense contribution to the society and in particular to real estate business, so that he can serve more effectively .In his real estate and other businesses,he is ably supported by his two distinguished sons , Arun Ranka and U.S educated son Pradeep Ranka, who both are gentlemen like their father .

True to his faith of Jainism, he is a highly spiritual and very peace loving person who is ready to help those who are in need of some assistance.

Best wishes and we pray god so that he gives him good health so continue to help mankind.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Nanje Gowda

A life worth emulating – The New Indian Express 15 January 2009

Sir, The passing away of octogenarian leader Nanje Gowda is a great loss to the political fraternity. Nanje Gowda excelled in state and national level politics by taking up important issues. A respected parliamentarian, he lived a simple life and always... Read More

Nanje Gowda
A life worth emulating – The New Indian Express 15 January 2009

Sir, The passing away of octogenarian leader Nanje Gowda is a great loss to the political fraternity. Nanje Gowda excelled in state and national level politics by taking up important issues. A respected parliamentarian, he lived a simple life and always tried to stay away from caste-based politics.

He was a courageous politician and was never afraid in telling the truth. His life should serve as a benchmark to our present day political leaders.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Dr H. R. Nagendra "Globally recognised Yoga Guru"

Sir,When we talk about the Yoga which originated in ancient India, but it will be incomplete if we don't mention about the great contribution made by the team led by of Dr H.R Nagendra of Swami Vivekananda yoga Anusandhana samsthana,Bangalore. Yoga... Read More

Dr H. R. Nagendra "Globally recognised Yoga Guru"

Sir,When we talk about the Yoga which originated in ancient India, but it will be incomplete if we don't mention about the great contribution made by the team led by of Dr H.R Nagendra of Swami Vivekananda yoga Anusandhana samsthana,Bangalore.

Yoga ,where science meets spirituality ,it not only improves physical fitness but beyond,Yoga is a science which attempts to harmonise the human body, intellect and the soul,

Dr Nagendra and his team have spent decades on collecting scientific evidence to prove that how yoga can help in curing certain diseases which modern medicines could not. As it has been proved scientifically that certain Yoga asanas helps in the treatment of asthma and stress management and in particular to the improving the brain function. Even country's premier medical Institutes like NIMHANS in Bangalore ,consults him on regular basis regarding yoga therapies .

Dr H. R. Nagendra is an internationally recognised Yoga teacher and therapist , by qualification he is a Mechanical engineer with a Ph.D from one of the world's premier scientific research university IISC Bangalore. He also had the privilege of working in NASA, another world's premier Space research organisation laboratory (1970-72), Dr H.R. Nagendra has authored over 35 books, besides 110 articles on yoga .

Dr H. R. Nagendra and his family members have dedicated themselves towards the spread of Yoga for the benefit of mankind and have started Swamy Vivekananda yoga Anusandana samsthana (S-VYASA) at the outskirt of Bangalore ,it is one of the world's most premier yoga research universities with a faculty from India and abroad with state-of-the-art technology facilities in place,Dr H. R. Nagendra is also the Chancellor of S-VYASA which is a Deemed University.

Dr H. R. Nagendra has also won several national and international awards, in recognition of his contribution to yoga and carrying out modern day research in curing many diseases like asthma stress management,where modern day medicines could not cure. He and His team is known to have treated over 2,00,000 (Two lacs) asthma patients,

The Government of India has honoured him with the fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri, in 2016, The award is a fitting tribute to his immense contributions to the society for the advancement of yoga, This award is also a fitting tribute to the entire community of Yoga .

Despite all these honours, he and his entire team at Vivekananda Kendra are an incredibly simple, down-to-earth persons. In Vivekananda Kendra, he is also ably supported by his sister Dr Nagarathna who is a UK qualified physician (M.D,MRCP) and a renowned yoga therapist.

The Governmnet should nominate him to the Rajya Sabha at the earliest.It will be a fitting tribute to his work in advancement of Yogic science ,as when such eminent persons are in the House of elders,they bring prestige to the house of elders(Rajya sabha).

Noteworthy is Dr H. R. Nagendra has been the personal yoga consultant to the Hon Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi since 1980, when Narendra Modi was a full time RSS pracharak.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Nafees Fazal - " A Remarkable Leader"

Sir, Nafees Fazal has been an active politician in Karnataka from last 40 years, she started her political career in 1978 under leadership of former prime minister Mrs Indira Gandhi ,when congress had just lost power in 1977, after words she has been... Read More

Nafees Fazal - " A Remarkable Leader"

Sir, Nafees Fazal has been an active politician in Karnataka from last 40 years, she started her political career in 1978 under leadership of former prime minister Mrs Indira Gandhi ,when congress had just lost power in 1977, after words she has been an active and very loyal party worker of Congress party. Being a lady ,her decision to enter politics was greatly supported by her family members especially her husband Mr Hassan Fazal who greatly influenced her decision to serve people, as they feel politics is a platform to serve public.

In her distuingshed political career, spanning four decades ,she has been M.L.C and minister in S.M Krishna Governmnet and very aggressive party leader,and during election time, she tours extensively for the party in all parts of state. There are few minorities leaders of her stature who have worked so hard for party and have stood for the party even in most difficult period

Nafees Fazal being a lady that too coming from minority community ,is one of the most influential minorities politician not only in Karnataka but in entire country, she is highly cultured,secular and charismatic leader with own following not only among the minorities but even she commands good respect with the majority community as well ,there are very few credible faces from minority community like her, she is an illustrative legislature, good administrator and true democrat, She comes from legendary business family of Cutchi memons community , who are leading businessmen of Bangalore,

All her family members are down to earth people especially her husband Mr Hassan Fazal, beside being a leading businessman ,is a person of embodiment simplicity ,honesty and humility, and a very helpful person , in personel life Nafees Fazal is also a very good human being and helpful lady ,

She is source of inspiration for young politician.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Irfan Razak who gave "Prestige" to Bangalore

Sir,When we talk of the most important people of Karnataka, the name of Irfan Razack Managing director of Prestige group comes above all for his and his brother's Rezwan Razack and Mr Noaman Razack immense contribution in developing... Read More

Irfan Razak who gave "Prestige" to Bangalore

Sir,When we talk of the most important people of Karnataka, the name of Irfan Razack Managing director of Prestige group comes above all for his and his brother's Rezwan Razack and Mr Noaman Razack immense contribution in developing many land Mark commercial and residential real estate projects in Bangalore like U.B city, several large I.T parks,hotels etc, Forum mall,Prestige Acropolis.etc.

Starting in a small way in 1986,today prestige under dynamic leadership of Irfan Razak has been established as a leading real estate developer not only in Bangalore but in the country,it is the 2nd largest real estate company in india,They are recognised as one of the most trusted builders in India. in fact Prestige projects carry premium rates due to thier high grade quality work, timely completion and customer's confidence,Buyers will not face any legal problems, once they buy from Prestige, they always start the projects only when all permissions are in place .Infact many investors are so confident with the prestige real estate projects that they will say that we have made this investment for our childrenIn Fact prestige developers have given new dimension to the real estate development with their innovative projects.

In Bangalore prestige is the most sought after developer among the landowners.

Irfan Razack is a multi faceted personality, a good businessman,philanthropist, social worker,thinker ,who is actively involved in the social and other charity works for cutchi Memon jamat, he is a good human being,accessible and down to earth person,he is a most secular person we will ever find ,Every year he takes active part in organizing in Eid Milan celebration at Samad hall, which is organised by another renowned Bangalorean Mr Feroze Abdulla, in this function people from all religions /faiths are invited. Irfan Razack always believes in maintaining good relations, weather business deal goes through or not, when one meets him, one will realize how warm person he is,he shares a warm camaraderie with people from all walks of life,in spite of growing so big,Irfan Razack has no ego.he is still a humble person.

He has received many awards and citations for his business excellence such as real estate excellence award(2008) Best developer award(2009) etc , in spite of his heavy sheduled he is active member of Rotary club and participate in social causes ,

Irfan Razack has made Karnataka proud.Best wishes to him and whole prestige group.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Dr K Srinivasan Legendary Orthopaedician

Sir,When we talk about important people of Karnataka ,Name of Dr K.Srinivasan comes above all.he is not only renowned orthopaedic surgeon of Karnataka ,but in the entire country.we can take his name among the few renowned orthopaedic... Read More

Dr K Srinivasan Legendary Orthopaedician

Sir,When we talk about important people of Karnataka ,Name of Dr K.Srinivasan comes above all.he is not only renowned orthopaedic surgeon of Karnataka ,but in the entire country.we can take his name among the few renowned orthopaedic surgeons of the country.

Dr K.Srinivasan is not only a good orthopaedician ,but a hard working ,a perfectionist doctor and a strict disciplinarian,In the earlier years of 70-80's, when there were only few senior ortho doctors ,he with his single mindedness, established and raised the standard of orthopaedic surgery to greater heights in south India, Many of today's leading lights among orthopaedic doctors, were trained by him in his clinic,whenever any junior doctors works under him ,he imparts them a quality training so that they becomes better orthopaedic doctors of tomorrow. His legendary expertise in Orthopaedics especially in Trauma care and joint replacement surgeries is where people confidently go to him,in spite of big rush of patients in his clinic, Dr Srinivasan is always calm,

Dr K Srinivasan has done the record number of ortho surgeries which even he may not remember,he also has also the unique distinction of being the among the few Ortho surgeons in the country and the first ortho surgeon in Karnataka to correct scoliosis,it is a medical condition when spine is crooked

In Bangalore ,in spite of large number of Multi specialty hospitals opened up and when medical science in the country has been greatly commercialised,patients still feel comfortable with him, as they are always confident that Dr K Srinivasan will never operates a patient unless it is very essential ,even today in regard to special and complicated orthopaedics cases ,his opinion is considered a final .

Dr. K Srinivasan is not only an astute clinician but a caring,humble and honest doctor for his patients whose mere presence would make the patients and his family members confident that they are in hands of Dr Srinivasan and the problem would be resolved.his humbleness and sincerity is which endears the patients,

His social commitment as a doctor is clear to the point that and he believes that poor of India also should get treatment with the best of doctor like rich gets ,He is a good human being par excellence ,who helps poor patience to the extent that in especial cases where patient is extremely poor unable to bear the cost of treatment,he not only waves his fees,operation charges but he recommends to the hospital to reduce hospital charges.

In country,Medical treatment is becoming out of reach for a common man and which has been greatly commercialised, still there are good human beings like Dr K Srinivasan who can do some justice to the poor of country, we pray to god,he gives him good health so that he continues to serves us ,his Daughter Dr Kamini Kurpad and son in law Dr Shanker R Kurpad are also Orthopaedic doctors of repute,who ably assist him in his endeavour to serve patience,

Dr K Srinivasan is a true Karma Yogi and a healer ,In recognising his services to medicines,Governmnet of Karnataka should honour him with Rajyotsava award 2017 and recommend his name to the Governmnet of India for Padma Award for the year 2017,

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Dr Manjunath Man with Mission to serve People

Sir, Dr Manjunath DM, who is a Leading cardiologist of the country and director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Bangalore,is a man with mission to serve Poor,today cardiology is most expensive treatment and out of reach of poor... Read More

Dr Manjunath Man with Mission to serve People

Sir, Dr Manjunath DM, who is a Leading cardiologist of the country and director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Bangalore,is a man with mission to serve Poor,today cardiology is most expensive treatment and out of reach of poor.

Dr Manjunath DM,joined governmnet service in his mission to serve poor, if he had started private practise, he would have earned millions of rupees , but he wanted to devote his knowledge of Medicines for poorest of poor people of society who have no other place to go except governmnet hospitals,Today cardiology treatment is out of reach for common man ,as where even simple diagnostic procedure of Angiography cast about Rs 15,000-25,000/ and Bypass surgery minimum Rs 1,30,000 and above that this whopping figure,and is out of reach for of poor of India who are struggling to meet both ends meet,In Fact Dr Manjunath redefined services for the poor and helpless

He is excellent Doctor, Hospital Administrator , transparent human being who has devoted his life to serve poor and has played a instrumental role in building this state of art governmnet owned jayadeva hospital at par with any other institute that too which is used by poorest sections of society who have no other place to go.

Infact There is urgent need to to enhance the Finanacial grant to Jayadeva Institute to increase the reach of Specialized health care to poorer section of Society,in fact need of hour is have more branches of Jayadeva Heart Institute, that be be started in the of in the places like Hyderabad Karnataka Region, Maland where as far as specialized healthcare like Cardiology and cancer care is concerned, is in complete Shambles,

Dr Manjunath is a simple and down to earth person,in spite of being son-In-law of former prime minister of India H D Deve Gowda

Infact Dr Manjunath is an apostle of Humanity with extraordinary spirit,who has rendered exampilary services to the poorest section of society.Governmnet of Karnataka should recommend his name for the Padma Bhushan award which he rightly deserves.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Public friendly Member of parliament(M.P) "P.C.Mohan"

Sir,Mr P.C.Mohan Member of Parliament from Bangalore-east, is a very public friendly,down to earth person and one of the most gentleman politician,who believes politics is a platform to help people. we will rarely find such people in politics... Read More

Public friendly Member of parliament(M.P) "P.C.Mohan"

Sir,Mr P.C.Mohan Member of Parliament from Bangalore-east, is a very public friendly,down to earth person and one of the most gentleman politician,who believes politics is a platform to help people. we will rarely find such people in politics,he is also a mild mannered and suave politician, He has been two terms as M.L.A and this is his 2nd terms as M.P(Lok sabha) from same constituency.

In Parliament house, his attendance is fairly consistent ,he has used his Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund very for the good welfare schemes benefitting common man, Like schools,Toilets and Libraries etc.

P.C.Mohan is always available for general public in his M.P 'office,where he will interact people in a very cardial way ,he listens to their problems with great patience and will always tries to help them as much as possible ,even if somebody calls him on his mobile he attends the call.

He has worked tirelessly not only for the growth of BJP but for his constituencey.prime minister,

In spite of coming from noble and leading business family of Karnataka ,he is a human being par excellence ,who feels the pain of others, we will rarely find such people in present political scenario,i want to mention an instance of his generosity and helping nature ,my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2008 , initially my father managed the high cost of cancer treatment ,chemotherapy, but stage came where ordinary chemotherapy medicines were not working, hence Dr Poonam Patil oncologist Manipal Hospital suggested , an alternative chemotherapy medicines , which were coming extremely expensive, one bottle of medicine was costing Rs,60,000/ , my father approached Mr P.C.Mohan Hon M.P. Bangalore(east) with request to either get some relief from hospital or on expensive chemotherapy medicines, he was kind enough to get timely help ,but my mother passed away,

He has worked tirelessly not only for the growth of BJP but for his constituencey.prime minister, Modi should take him in his cabinet after 2019 election parliamentary elections as cabinet minister , in 2019 election he will win still with bigger margin.

In his long and distuingshed career of more than two decades , there has not been a single instance of and wrongdoings, he has met the aspiration of People.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Poornachandra Tejaswi

Remarkable life-Deccan Herald-L.E.

Sir, The passing away of renowned writer Poornachandra Tejaswi brings to an end a remarkable life and will create a great void in Kannada literature. Tejaswi was a multifaceted personality, eminent thinker,fully committed to his ideology... Read More

Poornachandra Tejaswi
Remarkable life-Deccan Herald-L.E.

Sir, The passing away of renowned writer Poornachandra Tejaswi brings to an end a remarkable life and will create a great void in Kannada literature. Tejaswi was a multifaceted personality, eminent thinker,fully committed to his ideology

He was against division in society based on caste and creed,He was also an keen environmentalist.

Governor of karnataka T.N.Chaturvedi rightly said,that despite being son of an illustrative father Kuvempu,he chose to maintain his individuality and carved a niche for himself through his efforts.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Kannada ( film director, B S Ranga )

Sad demise-Deccan herald 14 December 2010

Sir, The sad demise of eminent Kannada ( film director, B S Ranga) is not only a great loss to Kannada film industry but to the entire south Indian film fraternity. He was a multi-faceted film personality, renowned photographer, director, producer, script writer, ... Read More

Kannada ( film director, B S Ranga )
Sad demise-Deccan herald 14 December 2010

Sir, The sad demise of eminent Kannada ( film director, B S Ranga) is not only a great loss to Kannada film industry but to the entire south Indian film fraternity. He was a multi-faceted film personality, renowned photographer, director, producer, script writer, exhibitor, studio owner, who started his film career in Mumbai and later shifted to Chennai. He went on to produce 87 films in three south Indian languages. He also made a large number of Kannada films. He will always be remembered for using the latest technology in Kannada films and for the first ever (armada color film Ainarashiipi rakkanachari'.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

ASHWATH in OUR HEARTS

Deccan Chronicle 20 January 2010-L.E.

The passing away of veteran actor K.S Ashwath, who for 55 years charmed the audience with his commendable performances in 371 films, is an irreparable loss. It is a bigger loss for the Kannada film industry, which has already lost two stalwarts... Read More

ASHWATH in OUR HEARTS
Deccan Chronicle 20 January 2010-L.E.

The passing away of veteran actor K.S Ashwath, who for 55 years charmed the audience with his commendable performances in 371 films, is an irreparable loss. It is a bigger loss for the Kannada film industry, which has already lost two stalwarts- actor Vishnuvardhan and music director Ashwath. A household name in Karnataka, Ashwath played well essayed character roles, especially in Naagarahaavu where he immortalized Chammaya Meshtru.

He was bestowed with many honours such as the Karnataka Rajyotsava award, Dr Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary doctorate from Tumkur University. He will always be in our hearts.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

ASHWATH" DEATH HAS ORPHANED INDUSTRY

DNA-21st Jan 2010-L.E.

Death of legendary and accomplished veteran actor KS Ashwath who charmed the audience for 55 years with his superb performance, is irreparable loss, Kannada fim industry has been orphaned in the last one month with the deaths of stalwarts like actor Vishnuwardhanand.... Read More

ASHWATH" DEATH HAS ORPHANED INDUSTRY
DNA-21st Jan 2010-L.E.

Death of legendary and accomplished veteran actor KS Ashwath who charmed the audience for 55 years with his superb performance, is irreparable loss, Kannada fim industry has been orphaned in the last one month with the deaths of stalwarts like actor Vishnuwardhanand musician C Ashwath, Ashwath"s death had further deepened the greif, Ashwath a house hold name in karnataka was a gentleman to the core who played gentle character roles like the ideal father and father in law,, which will always remain memorable.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Karibasavaiah needed medical attention

DNA India 6 February 2012-L.E.

Karibasavaiah needed medical attention Karibasavaiah death is a great loss to the Kannada film industry. He entertained viewers with his excellent performance in more than 120 movies. It is a matter of grave concern that a noted actor spent his last days struggling for... Read More

Karibasavaiah needed medical attention
DNA India 6 February 2012-L.E.

Karibasavaiah needed medical attention Karibasavaiah death is a great loss to the Kannada film industry. He entertained viewers with his excellent performance in more than 120 movies.

It is a matter of grave concern that a noted actor spent his last days struggling for life in hospital after meeting with an accident; he could not avail proper treatment owing to financial constraint. By the time financial help arrived, it was too late to matter. In accident 6ses, especially related to spinal injuries, operation needs to be done as soon as possible to avoid further complications. Karibasavaiah was deprived of the required medical attention owing to shortage of money.

These days, Sandalwood spends a lot of money in making high-budget films. The movers and shakers of the film industry should also make a fund meant for artistes in distress, so that timely medical intervention may save lives, something that could not happen in Karibasavaiah case.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Remebering Guruprasad

Sir,The sudden demise of B.Guruprsad former M.L.A is very saddening , he was earlier MLA from Bangalore rural constituency Neelmangla and was very popular among his electorates,he was highly educated person and had earned master's degree from USA, he was extremely... Read More

Remebering Guruprasad

Sir,The sudden demise of B.Guruprsad former M.L.A is very saddening , he was earlier MLA from Bangalore rural constituency Neelmangla and was very popular among his electorates,he was highly educated person and had earned master's degree from USA, he was extremely honest person and even while he was not MLA, he continued to serve the people of his constituency with full zeal and dedication. he was a courageous politician and was never afraid in telling the truth, he used to take important issues at public platform and in during legislative sessions he was a politician whose approach was always on on social concerns.

He came from a highly distuingshed family of senior bureaucrats,his father was a highly respected and honest senior IAS officer in Karnataka, who held very important posts, those include the post of member KPSC, who was even highly respected from senior national leaders like Jagjivanram who used to consult him from time to time,his other brother played for Karnataka Ranji trophy, renowned Senior IAS officer and twice BBMP commissioner Mr Siddiaihji was his brother in law,Retired IPS officer and (Add-l) ADGP(Rtd) Subhash Bharani was his first cousin .

When i spoke to him some time back before his death ,he was far from happy with the present political scenario ,but still he had not lost faith in the country's democratic system,he was strong candidate for 2013 assembly elections, due his immense popularity ,he would have definitely won and become minister,

Sadly he leaves behind his old mother who is in nineties and large number of relatives ,friends and followers,may god give them courage to bear this tragic loss,he will always be remembered as a model politicians.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Siddaramaiah son's death very tragic

Sir,The untimely death Hon Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr Siddaramaiahji's son Rakesh is very tragic and source of immence sadness for anybody especially parents, he was very young, dynamic approachable and hardy 39, Rakesh was very helpful person ,good human... Read More

Siddaramaiah son's death very tragic

Sir,The untimely death Hon Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr Siddaramaiah Ji's son Rakesh is very tragic and source of immense sadness for anybody especially parents, he was very young, dynamic approachable and hardy 39, Rakesh was very helpful person ,good human being who was taking care of his father's constituency very seriously as per people's view there, he was always available to solve their problems and used to visit them frequently, as his father Shri Siddaramaiah ji was very busy due to workload of office of chief minister .

All parents have dreams for their children but our destinies are not in our hands,Shri Siddaramaiahji also had big plans for him,he wanted him to take over his political legacy and fight from his constituency in next assembly election but Rakesh left us for eternal world .

My heartfelt condolences goes to Rakesh's grieving parents Mr and Mrs Siddaramaiah,his wife,children, and large number of freinds and followers, as he tragically leaves behind his old Parents and family who are living what nobody should ever live.

May god gives them courage to them to bear this tragic loss, in old age especially parents will painfully continue to miss the presence of their son.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Acharya has left behind a void

DNA 16 February 2012

The demise of higher education minister VS Acharya marks the end of an era in state politics. He was among the few politicians who had a long and spotless record. He played his innings with distinction and left behind an indelible imprint on.. Read More

Acharya has left behind a void
DNA 16 February 2012

The demise of higher education minister VS Acharya marks the end of an era in state politics. He was among the few politicians who had a long and spotless record. He played his innings with distinction and left behind an indelible imprint on Karnataka politics. His death is an irreparable loss not only to the BJP but to the entire state. He was a person of high integrity and performed his duties in most dignified manner.

He gave prestige to every office he held. The late minister was a statesman, excellent administrator, legislator and a popular politician who always maintained cordial relations with opposition and never took the path of confrontation. For this, he was always held in high esteem.

He had an eventful political career, spanning about four decades, in which he held several public offices that included MLA, MLC, senior minister ship etc. Dr Acharya has left behind a rich legacy. He will always be remembered as a model politician.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

END OF AN ERA

Deccan Chronicle 10 February 2011

The world of state politics has suffered an irreparable loss with the demise of veteran leader M.P Prakash. His death marks the end of an exceptional political career spanning several decades. Mr Prakash had a multi-faceted personality. He played an active... Read More

END OF AN ERA
Deccan Chronicle 10 February 2011

The world of state politics has suffered an irreparable loss with the demise of veteran leader M.P Prakash. His death marks the end of an exceptional political career spanning several decades.

Mr Prakash had a multi-faceted personality. He played an active role in promoting literature and culture. He was an able administrator, advocate, social activist and orator. He was also a writer who authored four books. Recently, at one of the felicitation functions held in his honour, he was described as an oasis in a desert because of his social concerns while being in politics. He joined the Janata Party in 1975, shifted to the Congress in 2007 and had the privilege of serving Karnataka as deputy chief minister, He was awarded a doctorate by Gulbarga University.

He will definitely continue to inspire generations of politicians.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Remembering Prakash

DNA India 11 February 2011-L.E

The demise of former Karnataka deputy CM, MP Prakash, marks the end of an era in politics. Unlike politicians today Prakash combined politics and integrity along with literary and cultural pursuits. He was an able administrator, a social... Read More

Remembering Prakash
DNA India 11 February 2011-L.E

The demise of former Karnataka deputy CM, MP Prakash, marks the end of an era in politics. Unlike politicians today Prakash combined politics and integrity along with literary and cultural pursuits. He was an able administrator, a social activist and an excellent speaker He also authored four books.

He was a politician whose approach always put priority on social concerns. His was an exceptional political career. He was elected to Legislative Assembly four times. He will continue to inspire generations of politicians to come.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

Acharya has left behind a void

DNA 16 February 2012

The demise of higher education minister VS Acharya marks the end of an era in state politics. He was among the state politics. He was among few politicians who had a long and spotless record. He played his innings with distinction and left behind... Read More

Acharya has left behind a void
DNA 16 February 2012

The demise of higher education minister VS Acharya marks the end of an era in state politics. He was among the state politics. He was among few politicians who had a long and spotless record. He played his innings with distinction and left behind an indelible imprint on Karnataka politics. His death is an irreparable loss not only to the BJP but to the entire state. He was a person of high integrity and performed his duties in most dignified manner.

He gave prestige to every office he held. The late minister was a statesman, excellent administrator, legislator and a popular politician who always maintained cordial relations with opposition and never took the path of confrontation. For this, he was always held in high esteem.

He had an eventful political career, spanning about four decades, in which he held several public offices that included MLA, MLC, senior minister ship ect. Dr Acharya has left behind a rich legacy. He will always be remembered as a model politician.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

MUMTAZ SON'S DEATH TRAGIC

DNA INDIA 4 April 2009

The untimely death of the 18- year-old son of Wakf minister Mumtaz .Ali Khan is very tragic and a source of immense sadness for anybody, especially parents... Read More

MUMTAZ SON'S DEATH TRAGIC
DNA INDIA 4 April 2009

The untimely death of the 18- year-old son of Wakf minister Mumtaz .Ali Khan is very tragic and a source of immense sadness for anybody, especially parents. Khan and his family must also have had had big dreams for their son. But our destiny is not in our hands. Although I haven't been privileged to meet the minister personally, we do have a common friend who talks highly of him as a man of integrity and compassion.

My heartfelt condolences go to the boy's grieving family. May God give them the courage to bear this tragic loss, which they will no doubt feel more strongly with increasing age.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

NATARAJ NO MORE

Deccan Chronicle 11 JUNE 2012-L.E.

In the death of noted theatre artist Yenagi Nataraj, Karnataka has a gem. No description of the theatre artiste's life will be complete without 1 tout mentioning the fact that he was son of nonagenarian theatre artist Yenagi Balappa from Dharwad. Yenagi Nataraj had to his credit about... Read More

NATARAJ NO MORE
Deccan Chronicle 11 JUNE 2012-L.E.

In the death of noted theatre artist Yenagi Nataraj, Karnataka has a gem.

No description of the theatre artiste's life will be complete without 1 tout mentioning the fact that he was son of nonagenarian theatre artist Yenagi Balappa from Dharwad. Yenagi Nataraj had to his credit about 1,000 stage and street dramas and he had acted in some Kannada films too. Nataraj started his career as a child artiste and slowly carved a niche for himself through his superb acting perform laces in plays that 47, included Haddu Needida Haddi, Oedipus, bourgeois Gentleman, etc.

For his services rendered to the world of theater, he was bestowed with many honors.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

AN INSPRINATION

DC, THUR, 5, FEB, 2009, L,E.

The passing away of well known Yakshagana exponent, Keremane Shambhu Hegde, is not only a great loss to all art lovers but to the country as well (Shambhu Hegde dies, Feb 4). His death has come as a rude shock to his fans. Hedge, who came from a family of artistes ... Read More

AN INSPRINATION
DC, THUR, 5, FEB, 2009, L,E.

The passing away of well known Yakshagana exponent, Keremane Shambhu Hegde, is not only a great loss to all art lovers but to the country as well (Shambhu Hegde dies, Feb 4). His death has come as a rude shock to his fans. Hedge, who came from a family of artistes who popularised Yakshagana for 50 years in India and abroad, passed away while enacting the role of Rama on stage.

He has performed Yakshagana in 32 countries and was president of the state Janapada and Nataka Academy. His Yakshagana performances will continue to inspire young artiste.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

A RARE POLITICIAN

DECCAN CHRONICLE 8 DECEMBER 2010-L.E

The death of M. Rajashekharmurthy is a great loss to state. We have lost an eminent politician, a freedom fighter, distinguished parliamentarian and a gentleman who always spoke his mind, upheld values in politics and was committed to the welfare of people. In... Read More

A RARE POLITICIAN
DECCAN CHRONICLE 8 DECEMBER 2010-L.E

The death of M. Rajashekharmurthy is a great loss to state. We have lost an eminent politician, a freedom fighter, distinguished parliamentarian and a gentleman who always spoke his mind, upheld values in politics and was committed to the welfare of people. In his illustrious political career, Rajashekharmurthy served as a Union minister of surface transport, Karnataka finance minister and a member of the Rajya Sabha.

He proved his administrative acumen in what-ever assignment he was given, but his landmark innings was as finance minister. in the Veerendra Patil cabinet. He was always a CM candidate. He leaves behind a sterling example for today's politicians.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

A great Artist departs

The indian express-Feb 13, 2009,L.E

Sir, The Passing away of well known exponent of of Yakshahagana Keremane Shambhu Hegde Is a great loss to art all lovers . He hailed form family of artists who had popularised Yakshahagana art for 50 years in India.he had held the post of President of State .... Read More

A great Artist departs
The indian express-Feb 13, 2009,L.E

Sir, The Passing away of well known exponent of of Yakshahagana Keremane Shambhu Hegde Is a great loss to art all lovers .

He hailed form family of artists who had popularised Yakshahagana art for 50 years in India.he had held the post of President of State Janapada and nataka academy .Keremane Shambhu Hegde was bestowed with many state and national awards like Rajyotsava awards and National sangeet Natak Akademi awards and honourary doctorates for his contribution to yakshagana.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.

ALL THE WORLD WAS A STAGE FOR HIM

DNA, THUR, FEB, 5, 2009, L,E.

Dear Sir, The death of Kermane Shambhu Hegde, one of the foremost Yakshagana artistes in the world, is a great loss for this rate art form, for the state of Karnataka and Indeed, the country. Read More

ALL THE WORLD WAS A STAGE FOR HIM
DNA, THUR, FEB, 5, 2009, L,E.

Dear Sir, The death of Kermane Shambhu Hegde, one of the foremost Yakshagana artistes in the world, is a great loss for this rate art form, for the state of Karnataka and Indeed, the country.

How befitting, though, that an artiste who gave his art his complete devotion should take his last breaths on the stage that was his real home for most of his life.

- Ramesh G Jethwani Bangalore.
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