Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 7 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader and former MLA of Puttur city Urimajalu Rama Bhat passed away on Monday at his residence at Bantwala Kombettu in Karnataka due to age-related illness. He was 92 years old.
Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri condoled the demise of Rama Bhat and said that his demise has brought to an end a glorious chapter in the Sangh Pariwar in particular and public life in general.
"Rama Bhat's demise has brought to an end a glorious chapter in the Sangh Pariwar in particular and public life in general. I pay my humble tributes to the noble soul," Kageri said.
Speaking about his life, the Speaker said, "Urimajalu Ram Bhat was a veteran leader of the RSS, Jana Sangh and the BJP. He was instrumental in building and strengthening the Sangh Pariwar in the coastal region."
"A conscience-keeper of the party and a champion of value-based education, Sri Vivekananda College in Puttur founded by him has rolled out thousands of people who are outstanding professionals with sound morals and rich ethics. As a member of the Assembly, Ram Bhat's speeches were always mature, sober with clarity and courage of conviction," Kageri added. (ANI)