Mangalore, July 18: Politicians cutting across party lines, representatives of various associations, RSS cadres paid their last respects former RSS Sangh Sanchalak and former MUDA chairman Dr B Madhava Bhandary who died here on Tuesday. The cremation took place in the evening at Bolar crematorium.
Mr Bhandary’s body was brought from his house to the Sangh Nikethan Hall, Gandhinagar here and kept there for public viewing as hundreds of people paid their last respect. After a minute’s silent prayer, RSS leaders and members paid the tribute with the RSS salute.
Several leaders, including former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, senior Congress leader B. Janardhan Poojary, Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly N. Yogish Bhat, RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, MLA Krishna J Palemar, Nagaraj Shetty, M B Puranik, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura were among those who paid their last respects.
Speaking after laying a wreath, former CM D V Sadananda Gowda said that Dr Madhava Bhandary a visionary leader. “Though he is not with us, we all should inculcate the values he left behind. He was always there as a guiding force,” he said.
He also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
Janardana Poojary commended Dr Bhandary’s contributions for the society.