Malur KRV leader dies

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike State General Secretary S Prakash died at a hospital in Bangalore on Friday. He was 54.

Prakash, who was paralysed for some time now, was admitted to the Jain Hospital in Bangalore on March 25 (Monday). However, he failed to respond to the treatment and died on the wee hours of Friday. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

Prakash was the president of the taluk unit of the KRV for over 15 years and for the last two years, he was the Vedike’s State General Secretary.

Enthusiastic worker

Prakash actively participated in Kannada associations’ agitations and programmes to protect the interests of the Kannada and State in the border areas.

Prakash played a crucial role in saving the Silk Producers’ Co-operative Society located at Dyapasandra in the town. The bankrupt Society was about to be superceded by the government when Prakash was elected as one of its directors. He later became president and transformed the Society.

Prakash was instrumental in providing fertilisers and pesticides to farmers at government fixed prices and won the accolades from farming community. The society today has a turnover of lakhs of rupees.

“Prakash’s death has created a void which cannot be filled by anybody. He always worked for the development of the language and State and was also a social worker,” said KRV State president T Narayanagowda.

Bandh

Following Prakash’s death traders and other commercial establishments downed shutters in the town and observed voluntary bandh.

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