Padma Shri R.B. Patil passes away

R.B. Patil.

R.B. Patil.   | Photo Credit: Kiran Bakale

The funeral will be held today

Padma Shri R.B. Patil, who established North Karnataka’s first comprehensive centre for cancer in 1977 from voluntary donations, passed away in Hubballi on Saturday. He was 93.

He is survived by a son and two daughters, who are all doctors.

A native of Angadageri in Basavanabagewadi taluk of Vijayapura district, Dr. Patil came to Hubballi after completing his education in England and continued to see patients until recently before his health deteriorated.

The mortal remains of the surgeon were kept at his nursing home in Vidyanagar, Hubballi, for people to pay tributes.

His son, B.R. Patil, said the funeral will be held at his native place on Sunday. Journalist Patil Puttappa, former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, former Chairman of Legislative Council Basavaraj Horatti, Minister C.S. Shivalli, former Minister Vinay Kulkarni, MP Pralhad Joshi, MLC Pradeep Shettar, Srinivas Mane, MLA Prasad Abbayya and several others have mourned his demise.

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