On the eve of the dawn of his 103rd year on this planet, Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur, performs morning pooja on Wednesday.
Photograph: Karnataka Photo News
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Great person. Lot of people preach about simplicity. But being simple and humble is not easy. Swamiji was very simple, humble and you can find humanity in his every actions. I had opportunity to meet and listen to his words many time during my stay in Tumkur.
Basavanna of this century
We are fortunate to have such great atma in our midst. We Kannadigas should also feel proud that all the shatayushis in Karnataka (M.Visveshvaraya, A.N.Murthy Rao, S.K.Karim Khan, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji) are great souls.
Swamiji has already seen 9 Census!! Will be enumerating for the 10th time!!
My friend and colleague Vivian Fernandes’ grand mother died at the age of 100, two weeks ago in her home town Mangalore.
She was born in 1910. Had seen two World Wars, a Nuke attack, One great economic depression, 37 years under the British rule, Plague and Cholera, landing of the first flight at Bangalore airport, arrival of thousands of American soldiers (also allied) in Bangalore, arrival of Gandhi and Nehru together in Mangalore and much more.
Indeed…he is example for all. we must be lucky being in the same time line .
We Should follow his guidelines as much as possible.Not sure we willbe able to see this personality in our future. He is truely belongs to mankind!
>.Since 1907, two world wars, 15 prime ministers, six M. Night Shamalan’s films……>>