SIRSI: R.T. Hegde, an advocate and social worker, died at his residence on Sunday. He was 80. Mr. R.T. Hegde is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. He was the close associate of the former Chief Minister, the late Ramakrishna Hegde. Mr. R.T. Hegde served as the president of the Siddapur Taluk Development Board for 12 years.