There has been a rising clamour from folks of various walks of life, together with politicians, for conferring “Bharat Ratna” on the late Swamiji.

PTI | , Bengaluru

PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 10:59 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to late Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math, a outstanding Lingayat seminary in Karnataka, on his delivery anniversary, and stated his noble ideas and beliefs are deeply inspiring.

“I bow to His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu on his Jayanti. His innumerable efforts to serve society and care for the poor are widely remembered. We are deeply inspired by his noble thoughts and ideals,” Modi tweeted.

The Swamiji, who was often called the ‘Walking God’ amongst his numerous followers, had handed away in January, 2019 on the age of 111.

Known as “trivida dasohi” for his triple sacraments – meals, shelter and training – amongst his followers, Shivakumara Swamiji was thought-about because the incarnation of Basavanna, the 12th century social reformer, as he accepted all no matter their faith or caste.

There has been a rising clamour from folks of various walks of life, together with politicians, for conferring “Bharat Ratna” on the late Swamiji.

After Swamiji’s demise, the then Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had written to Modi urging him to confer the nation’s highest civilian order on the late seer.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa additionally tweeted paying tributes to the Swamiji and stated, “his life itself is a message, the path he walked is a path of achievement. Let his grace on the state, continue forever.”

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