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Updated: March 12, 2014 15:04 IST

G.S. Paramashivaiah passes away

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G.S. Paramashivaiah
G.S. Paramashivaiah

Irrigation expert G.S. Paramashivaiah passed away here on Tuesday. He was 95. He is survived by four children and 11 grandchildren. His daughter Girija died a few years ago and his wife, Muktamba, died 10 years ago.

Dr. Paramashivaiah is known for his a report on providing permanent irrigation facility to the arid districts of Tumkur, Kolar, Chickballapur, Chitradurga and Bangalore Rural by diverting excess water from west-flowing rivers.

Dr. Paramashivaiah, however, had expressed reservations over the government implementing only the Yettinahole project.

Though in his nineties, he sat alongside activists at the Town Hall Circle here demanding that entire report be implemented.

Dr. Paramashivaiah was born on February 2, 1919. He obtained his engineering degree (Civil) from Mysore University Engineering College in Bangalore in 1944.

He participated in the Quit India movement in 1942.

On August 17, 1944, he joined government service and after serving in various capacities, retired as a superintending engineer on February 28, 1974.

Dr. Paramashivaiah will be laid to rest at Mariyappa Gardens, near Siddaganga Math, here on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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