By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore : The District BJP leaders and the RSS leaders paid their last respects to the Former RSS Sangh Sanchalak and former chairman of Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Dr B Madhava Bhandari, at the Sangha Niketan Hall, Gandhi Nagar Urva, here on July 18.
The body of 73 year old Late Dr Madhava Bhandary was kept for public viewing at 11 a.m in the hall. Veteran congress leader Janardhan Poojary, Former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Krishna J Palemar, Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, and many other BJP leaders were present to pay the last respects.
Janardhan Poojary after paying tribute, spoke on the occasion saying that, this is a very sad day in the history of DK District and it is a painful day for all of us. As a doctor Madhava Bhandary healed every ones pain. His concentration was more on the society, than on him. He was treating his patients free of cost. He was a very simple person and we have to follow in his footsteps. He is our role model and he has taught us how to over come the pains. His contribution for educational, social and political field is commendable. The district has lost a great leader and a doctor.
D V Sadandada Gowda cancelled all his programmes to attend the funeral of Dr Madhava Bhandary and pay tribute to a great leader and a mentor. Speaking on the occasion Sadananda Gowda said, "Birth is unexpected but death is sure". Further continuing he said that when a person is in power everyone runs behind him, once he loses his position, no one cares. He has taught us to accept such situations in a positive way by not losing hopes. Recalling Dr Bhandary's advise when he was in the political party he said, "All will not get opportunities, whoever gets opportunities should strive for better and in the right direction and perform their duties well. Everyone will pat you on your back when you are in power, but when you lose your power, most of your followers will ignore you. But we should not lose hope, instead continue the good work and be a true leader".
Further he stated that Dr Bhandary taught us how to live in the society and how to use the leadership. He taught us the values whenever we asked for his advice. Although, he is not with us today, his teachings will always be in our minds and hearts forever. We have to follow his teachings and try to walk in his footsteps, and that is the best tribute we can pay to Dr Bhandary.
One minute silent was observed for the soul of Dr Madhava Bhandary. Later RSS leaders paid tribute with the RSS salute. A large number of supporters and well wishers also paid their last respects to Dr Madhava Bhandary .
Various political leaders from from all parties and many other organizations also paid their tribute to Dr Madhava Bhandary. The final rites were held at Bolar cremation grounds.
Mangalore: Former MUDA Chairman, RSS Leader Dr Madhava Bhandari (73) No More
Mangalore: Former RSS Sangh Sanchalak and former chairman of Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Dr B Madhava Bhandari (73) passed away here on Tuesday, July 17.
He had been a loyal RSS activist and had served as 'nagar karyavah'. He had also served as chairman of MUDA for two terms. During Emergency, he had spent one and a half year in jail.
He was known for providing medical help to the poor and had himself donated blood to the needy several times. Besides being a popular doctor, running a clinic in Gandhinagar, he had contributed significantly to several fields.
He is survived by wife Vijaya, a son and a daughter.