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.
  2. "Sree Siddaganga Mutt". Sreesiddagangamutt.org. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. "Siddaganga Institute of Technology". Sit.ac.in. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  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)

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