The former president of KLE Society and the Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industries S.V. Bembalgi (88) died at KLE Prabhakar Kore Hospital in the city on Monday.

He was a prominent member of the Lingayat community of north Karnataka region and was associated with several social service activities.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters. The body will be buried at the graveyard in Shahpur on Tuesday afternoon.

It will be taken out in a procession from the family’s Tilakwadi residence at noon.