Homage paid

Journalists and lawyers organised separate condolence functions here on Monday to pay homage to veteran journalist, lawyer and theatre person M.B. Patil, who died on Sunday morning. At the Reporters’ Guild here, journalists working in various print and electronic media shared their experiences with Mr. Patil. Mrityunjaya Kapagal, veteran journalist, recalled his association with Mr. Patil and explained how a simple advice from writer and journalist late P. Lankesh had prompted Mr. Patil to launch a daily in Raichur. Senior journalists Satyanarayana Kuruba, Aravinda Kulkarni, Venkata Singh and others spoke. In another function on the district court premises, the lawyers’ association condoled the demise of Mr. Patil. — Staff Correspondent