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Udupi: Second innings - Raghupati Bhat to marry on Oct 9


Udupi: Second innings - Raghupati Bhat to marry on Oct 9

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (UM)

Udupi, Oct 7: Raghupati Bhat, two-time former BJP MLA of Udupi, is all set for a second innings in life.

Bhat, who lost his first wife Padmapriya in 2008, will be tying the knot for a second time.

Announcing this to the media on Monday October 7 evening, Bhat said that he would be marrying Shilpa Shastry of Barkur at Karamballi Venkataramana Temple here on Wednesday October 9 at 8.20 am.

Shilpa is a divorcee. She was earlier married to the son of a retired assistant sub-inspector, sources said.

"There were doubts in the minds of people about my second marriage. Hence I have called this press meet to announce that I will be getting married on October 9. The marriage has been fixed with the consent of both families," he said.

"I have decided to take a break for the next two years and live a peaceful family life. I will continue to remain in politics, though not as actively as before," he added.

The wedding will be private, with only 50-100 close family and friends invited, he said.

Sources said that Shilpa is an employee at a cooperative bank. It is said that Raghupati Bhat first saw her at a function.

Born on February 24, 1969, Raghupati Bhat began his political career as a BJP member and went on to become district president of BJP Yuva Morcha, and in 2004 he was elected MLA of Udupi. He was re-elected in the 2008 Assembly elections and continued to hold the post until 2013. A controversy over a sleaze CD allegedly involving him forced him to withdraw from contesting in the 2013 Assembly polls. Controversy also surrounded him when his wife Padmapriya died an unnatural death in 2008. Bhat has two sons.


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  • sainath hegde, korangrapady

    Wed, Oct 9 2013

    very good news...may god bless you both.

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  • suresha shanbhog, manebettu, parkala

    Wed, Oct 9 2013

    All the best..
    Wish you a happy married life
    God bless you both

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  • PRAJWAL SHETTY KAUP, KAUP/UAE

    Wed, Oct 9 2013

    Congratulations to Both of You!!
    Wish You All The Best And Happy Married Life..Ms.Shilpa & Mr.Ragupathi Bhat.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Wish all the best and great married life to both.Thanq.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Mr.Bhat ..Happy married life..Don't forget children..Please give them LOVE forever...

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  • Nitte M. G. Shetty, Nitte / Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Bhat Saheb "WISH U A HAPPY & SUCESSFUL MARRIAGE LIFE" GOD BLESS U I WISH U

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  • Arcadia Shares Udupi Branch, udupi

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Dear Mr Raghupathi Bhat and Shilpa we wish you a happy married life.

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  • CONRAD JOHN TAURO, SHIRVA/UDUPI/DUBAI

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Congratulations and best of luck.

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  • Umesh Nayak, Pernankila Udupi

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Best of Luck Raghupathi Bhatre
    Dever edde malpad
    Happy married LIFE.......

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  • Amitha Ramesh, Mangalore/Udupi

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Congratulations to both of you!!! Wish you a very happy married life!!

    Raghupathi Sir,

    I am really proud of the work you have done for Udupi. So we expect you to come back very soon and develop the city even better!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Happy and safe marriage to Raghu and Shilpa.....

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  • Mr.bean,

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Best of luck and happy long married life...Shilpa Shastry

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  • Peter, Brahmavar/Sharjah

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Second innings for both. Wish you good.

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  • venkatesh, udupi

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    good news - wish u a very happy married life.

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  • Krishna, karkala

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Ms.Shilpa and Mr.R Bhat,
    Wish you a happy married life.
    God bless your family

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  • Daniel Lewis, Brahmavar / Muscat

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Congratulations to Ms.Shilpa and Mr.R Bhat. Happy Married Life. Cheers.

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  • Wilfred Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York City, USA

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    Good luck to Shilpa and Raghupati. Best wishes for a long and happy married life.

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  • nagaraj, manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2013

    congratulations R.B....,

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    Good Luck Mr. Raghupathi. Join your life with Ms. Shilpa, so that you both can pursue dharma (duty), artha (possessions), kama (physical desires), and moksa (ultimate spiritual release) together.
    All the best to you both and please take good care of Ms. Shilpa pleeeease.

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  • jennifer gracian botelho, udupi,karnataka

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    All the best.God bless you both.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    Good Luck and best wishes to Raghupati and Shilpa on your second innings in life.

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  • Peter, Bolkunje/Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    Good news. Wish you all the best and a happy married life. You deserve more than two years break.......

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    Good Luck Bhat..

    We hope to see you as MLA by 2018. We miss your good works.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman/Washington,DC

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    All the best Raghupathi Bhat in your second innings...

    ...JH...

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 7 2013

    sahi kaha..
    sabar ka 'f(p)al' meetha hota hai...!!Jai Ho..

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