Former Sullia MLA Bakila Hukrappa passes away

Former Sullia MLA Bakila Hukrappa passes away

Former Sullia MLA Bakila Hukrappa died following a prolonged illness at his house here on Monday morning. He was aged 68.

He is survived by wife, two daughters, and a son.

Hukrappa had entered the Legislative Assembly in 1983 on BJP ticket from Sullia, an SC reserved constituency. In 1985, contesting on Janata Party ticket he lost. Hukrappa later joined Congress, had a brief stint with JD(S) and Aam Aadmi Party.

After several electoral setbacks, Hukrappa resumed his dail wage work at areca farms. Interestingly, in 2010, he was elected as member of Guttigaaru gram panchayat in Sullia taluk.

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