Shivakumara Swami

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Shivakumara Swamigalu
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Shivakumara Swamiji, Siddaganga Matha, Tumkuru, Karnataka.
Born(1907-04-01)1 April 1907
Veerapura near Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District, British India
Died21 January 2019(2019-01-21) (aged 111)
OccupationIndian humanitarian

Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamigalu (1 April 1907 – 21 January 2019)[1] better known as Shivakumara Swami, was a Hindu religious figure and humanitarian. He was the head of Sree Siddaganga Matha who provided education to many people.[2] in Tumkur District, Karnataka, South India and founder of the Sri Siddaganga Education Society.[3]

In 2015 the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan. He became a supercentenarian on 1 April 2017.[1]

Swami died on 21 January 2019 in Tumkur, Karnataka from a lung infection at the age of 111.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "PM greets Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt on his 110th Birthday". Uniindia.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Sree Siddaganga Mutt". Sreesiddagangamutt.org. Retrieved 31 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Siddaganga Institute of Technology". Sit.ac.in. Retrieved 25 September 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. DelhiJanuary 21, India Today Web Desk New; January 21, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 16:26. "Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami dies at 111, Karnataka declares 3-day state mourning". India Today.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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