The Legislative Assembly and Council on Tuesday mourned the death of Balagangadharanatha Swami of the Adichunchanagiri Math, Mahanthalinga Shivacharya Swami of Panchamasali Peetha, the former Ministers B.E. Ramaiah and K.B. Mallappa, the former legislator C.M. Shastry, theatreperson A.S. Murthy, violinist M.S. Gopalakrishnan and Panchamashaali Math seer Mahanta Swami.
Housing Minister V. Somanna demanded that the Bharat Ratna be conferred on Balagangadharanatha Swami. — Special Correspondent