Sorab: The body of former
Karnataka chief minister S Bangarappa was on Tuesday consigned to
flames here in his home district with full state honours.
A pall of gloom descended as his supporters turned up in
large numbers to pay their last respects to Bangarappa, who
ruled the state from 1990-92 and was an MP in his four-decade-
long political career that took him on a journey through
Congress, BJP, Samajwadi Party and finally JDS besides two
parties floated by him.
The body of Bangarappa, a backward class leader who died
in Bangalore yesterday after a brief illness, was brought here
from Kubatur, his birthplace, before it was taken to a land
owned by him where it was cremated.
Bangarappa`s younger son Madhu Bangarappa performed the
Earlier, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, state BJP
president KS Eshwarappa, former chief minister BS
Yeddyurappa and Education Minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri
laid wreaths on his body.
Karnataka Congress chief G Parameshwara, Opposition
Leader in Assembly Siddaramaiah, state JDS president HD
Kumaraswamy and former energy minister H D Revanna also paid