K. S. Puttannaiah

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K. S. Puttannaiah (23 December 1949 – 18 February 2018) was an Indian politician.

Born in Kyathanahalli village, Mandya district on 23 December 1949, Puttannaiah attended St. Philomena College and earned a bachelor's degree from D. Banumaiah College. He became a karyakarta of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha in August 1983. Puttannaiah ran for a seat on the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1994, serving Pandavapura until 1999. Later that year, he was named president of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha. While president of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Puttannaiah contested three Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections and one Lok Sabha election, all of which he lost.[1][2] In 2013, he ran in the Melkote constituency, representing the Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha.[3] Puttannaiah had a heart attack on 18 February 2018 while watching Kabaddi at Visvesvaraya Stadium in Mandya.[4] He was declared dead after being sent to the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences.[5][6] Puttannaiah's funeral, held on 22 February 2018 in Kyathanahalli, was attended by several thousand people.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "Prominent Karnataka farmers' leader and MLA KS Puttanaiah passes away". The News Minute. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Farmers' leader Puttannaiah dead". The Hindu. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ "K.S. Puttannaiah, farmer politician from Karnataka, dies at 68". Live Mint. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Farmer leader, MLA Puttannaiah dies at 69". Times of India. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Farmers' leader K S Puttannaiah collapses while watching Kabaddi match, dies". Coastal Digest. 18 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Bengaluru: Raita Sangha founder, MLA K S Puttannaiah dies at 69". Daiji World. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Thousands of farmers from across Karnataka bid adieu to K S Puttannaiah, the iconic peasant leader". La Via Campesina. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Tearful farewell to K.S. Puttannaiah". Star of Mysore. 22 February 2018.