KARNATAKA

Seer’s birthday fete

TUMKUR: The Government will hold celebrations to mark the 101st birthday of Shivakumara Swamiji, senior seer of Siddaganga Math, Minister P. Venkataravanappa has said. The seer turned 101 on April 1. The Kumaraswamy Government had offered to hold birthday celebrations in April. But since the State was under President’s Rule then, leaders of the three major political parties in the State urged the math authorities to wait until the formation of a new government. — Staff Correspondent

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