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PM Modi pays tribute to Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu on his 117th birth anniversary

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, paid tributes to Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu on his 117th birth anniversary. The revered Lingayat scholar and spiritual leader passed away at the age of 111 on January 22, 2019. PM Modi praised his contributions towards community service and highlighted his impact on education, healthcare, and social welfare.

Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu, born on April 1, 1907, in Veerapura Village of Ramanagara, was revered as the incarnation of Basavanna, the 12th Century social reformer. Known as a “walking god” among his followers, he established 132 institutions for education and training, leaving a lasting impact through his philanthropic works.

The government recognized his dedication by conferring him with Padma Bhushan in 2015, the third-highest civilian award in India. In 2007, he was also honored with the Karnataka Ratna award for his exceptional contributions to society.

PM Modi expressed his commitment to fulfilling the seer’s vision for society, praising his selflessness and compassion. He emphasized the profound example set by Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu’s dedication to humanitarian service, which has touched millions of lives and continues to inspire generations to come.

As India commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu, his legacy lives on through the institutions he established and the impact he made on countless individuals. The seer’s teachings continue to guide society towards selflessness, compassion, and dedicated service, embodying the true spirit of community welfare and upliftment.



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