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Updated: October 3, 2013 16:33 IST

Indumati Patil passes away

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Indumati P. Patil (84), writer, publisher and wife of veteran journalist Patil Puttappa, passed away on Wednesday.
The Hindu Indumati P. Patil (84), writer, publisher and wife of veteran journalist Patil Puttappa, passed away on Wednesday.

Ms. Indumati had been unwell for the last few months and was undergoing treatment in the ICU of KIMS Hospital here since last Friday.

Indumati P. Patil (84), writer, publisher and wife of veteran journalist Patil Puttappa, passed away here on Wednesday.

Ms. Indumati had been unwell for the last few months and was undergoing treatment in the ICU of KIMS Hospital here since last Friday.

KIMS director Vasantha Kamath told The Hindu that Ms. Indumati died due to multiple health complications, including cardiac arrest and stroke.

Ms. Indumati, who married Mr. Puttappa 65 years ago, was the publisher of the now-defunct Kannada weekly Prapancha and at one point of time was responsible for bringing out a magazine focused on women, Sthree. She had also written eight works in Kannada.

His inspiration

Mr. Puttappa has always termed Ms. Indumati as his inspiration for his writing. He had said she was his strength during his early years in journalism. Ms. Indumati was also part of the Kannada movement popularly known as ‘Gokak Chaluvali’.

Mr. Puttappa was at a function at the Hubli Railway Station to flag off new trains when he received the news of his wife’s death.

By the time Ms. Indumati’s body reached home, a large number of people had gathered to pay their last respects. Eminent personalities from different walks of life also paid homage to Ms. Indumati.

Mourned

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H.K. Patil, former Ministers H. Viswhanath, A.M. Hindasageri and H.M. Revanna, former MLAs D.R. Patil and J.T. Patil, president of the Gandhi Bhavan in Bangalore H. Srinivasaiah, freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy, the former MP H. Hanumanthappa, and president of the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha K.V. Pattar and its secretary H.N. Antin are among those who mourned Ms. Indumati.

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