Nirmala Sitharaman, DV Sadananda Gowda to attend Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami's funeral

  • DV Sadananda Gowda and Nirmala Sitharaman will attend Shivakumara Swami's funeral in Tumakuru

  • The prominent Lingayat seer passed away on Monday at the age of 111

  • His last rites will be performed with full state honours on Tuesday at 4.30 pm

New Delhi: Union minister for chemicals and fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will attend the funeral of Shivakumara Swami, the head pontiff of Siddaganga mutt, and lay wreath on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to official sources, the two Union ministers would fly down to Karnataka to attend the last rites of the Lingayat seer.

The 111-year old head of the Siddaganga mutt in Karnataka, known as 'Walking God' among his countless followers, died on Monday after prolonged illness.

Updated Date: Jan 22, 2019 10:31:28 IST