Retired District Medical Officer K.G. Channa Naik (86) died at his residence at Jaya Nagar here Thursday night. He is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter. He had also served as a doctor at Government McGann Hospital in the city. He had unsuccessfully contested the Assembly election as a Janata Party candidate from the erstwhile Holehonnur constituency in 1978 and as a Congress candidate in 1983. President of Shimoga District Congress Committee R. Prasanna Kumar has condoled the death.

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