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Bengaluru: Raita Sangha founder, MLA K S Puttannaiah dies at 69


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Bengaluru, Feb 19: MLA, K S Puttannaiah (69), who was elected as MLA from Sarvodaya Party in 2013, and who was one of the founders of Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha, breathed his last all of a sudden on the night of Sunday February 18.

Puttannaiah was watching Kabaddi tournament in progress at the stadium in Mandya when he encountered breathing problem dizziness. He tried to walk out of the stadium, but fell to the ground. Those accompanying him immediately gave him some water to drink and were taking him to Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences for treatment but he passed away midway to the hospital, sources in Sarvodaya Party stated.

Puttannaiah entered social life when he was 23, through socialist initiatives and worked hard along with Prof Nanjunda Swamy to build and popularize Raita Sangha all over the state for several years. In spite being the only legislator representing his party, he was always in the forefront in fighting for the rights of farmers of Cauvery river basin and problems of farmers in Mysuru Karnataka region. Puttannaiah, who had undergone bypass surgery twice in the past, had not opted to take rest in spite of health problems.

Born on December 23, 1949, Puttannaiah was known as a fine legislator.


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