Seer Shivakumara Swami no more, Social media mourns his death
The 111-year-old seer of the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur, Karnataka was a humanitarian, educationist, and a spiritual leader
Published - 21-January-2019
Shivakumara Swami also popularly known as Nadedaduva Devaru (Walking God) in Karnataka passed away in Tumkur, Karnataka following an illness. The 111-year-old was the seer of the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur. He was a humanitarian, educationist, and a spiritual leader. He had an active presence in the political circles of the southern state of Karnataka.
He had established educational institutions which offer courses in traditional learning of Sanskrit as well as modern science and technology. He is widely respected for his philanthropic work by all communities. He was an influential Lingayat seer and people from all walks of life including politics, media, and film industry are his followers.
Politicians beyond their political differences have shared their condolences on the seer’s demise. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Puneet Rajkumar among others paid homage to the seer on their Twitter accounts.
Ram Nath Kovind
Extremely sad to learn of the passing of spiritual leader Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu Ji. He contributed immensely to society particularly towards healthcare and education. My condolences to his countless followers #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 21, 2019
HH Dr. Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu remained at the forefront of ensuring better healthcare and education facilities for the marginalised.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 21, 2019
He represents the best of our traditions of compassionate service, spirituality and protecting the rights of the underprivileged. pic.twitter.com/Tp6o5ULU2d
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Shivakumar Swami Ji, Pontiff of the Siddaganga Mutt. Swami Ji was respected & revered by millions of Indians, from all religions & communities. His passing leaves behind a deep spiritual void. My condolences to all his followers.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 21, 2019
CM of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswamy
ಜಾತಿ ಧರ್ಮ ಭೇದವಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಲಕ್ಷಾಂತರ ಜನಕ್ಕೆ ವಿದ್ಯಾಭ್ಯಾಸ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವಂತಹ ನಡೆದಾಡುವ ದೇವರು. ಅವರ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸಿಗಲಿ, ಅವರ ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಮೇಲೂ ಇರಲಿ.... pic.twitter.com/3LbwtXzhuc— Puneeth Rajkumar (@PuneethRajkumar) January 21, 2019
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ಮತ್ತೆ ಇದೇ ನಮ್ಮಪುಣ್ಯ ಭೂಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬನ್ನಿ. ?????? pic.twitter.com/59NyCh0uXi— Upendra (@nimmaupendra) January 21, 2019