21 Jan 2023

Karnataka: JD (S) Leader Shivanand Patil Passes Away

Bemgaluru: Shivanand Patil, Karnataka's tallest leader and one of the most influential faces of JDS, passed away of a heart attack late on Friday night. Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy gave this information by tweeting. Shivanand, who was nominated by the party for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka from Sindagi seat, passed away, he said.

HD Kumaraswamy wrote on Twitter, "The untimely death of party candidate Mr Sivananda Patil has left me deeply shocked.Mr. Patil, who retired after selfless service in the army, had an irrepressible desire for social service. Possessing excellent organizational skills and dynamism, he became very dear to me within a short time of our acquaintance."

According to reports, Shivanand returned to his home in Sindgi on Friday itself after participating in the Pancharatna Yatra with Kumaraswamy. Suddenly, he suffered a heart attack at home. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. However, his life could not be saved.

Shivanand was part of the Indian Army before joining political life. He remained in the army for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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