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A silent procession was taken out from Town Hall to K.R. Circle

  • They recalled his commitment to the Dalit movement
  • He died from complications arising from multiple ailments

    MYSORE: Several Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers in Mysore gathered at Town Hall in the here on Monday to mourn the death of BSP founder Kanshi Ram.

    Numbering more than 300, the workers placed a portrait of Kanshi Ram in front of the statue of B.R. Ambedkar on the Town Hall premises. They lit candles and sung hymns in memory of Kanshi Ram and his contribution to the weaker sections of society. Later, a silent procession was taken from Town Hall to K.R. Circle, where they stood in silence for a minute in front of a portrait of Kanshi Ram placed before the statue of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar.

    The BSP leader Krishnamurthy Chamaram told The Hindu that BSP workers, who had gathered for the condolence meeting, recalled not only his commitment to the Dalit movement, but also his three visits to Mysore, the last being in 2002. "Kanshi Ram visited Mysore thrice, the last visit being in 2002," he said.

    Many leaders of BSP from Mysore including the party's State unit general secretary N. Mahesh, who is in charge of the party affairs in Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts, have left for New Delhi to participate in Kanshi Ram's funeral.

    Condolence meetings were held in different taluks of Mysore and Chamarajanagar.

    He died from complications arising from multiple ailments, in the early hours of Monday.

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