Udupi: Advocate Saukoor Jayaprakash Shetty (81), of Uggelbettu in Uppoor, who had been elected as an independent from the then-Brahmavar assembly constituency for a term between 1967-71, passed away on Sep 7.
He had stayed away from active politics thereafter but had taken the lead in several campaigns and agitations for the public good. He always fought against injustice and exploitation.
He had lost his wife Dr Vishalakshi Shetty about six years ago. Several political leaders, cutting across party lines, have condoled his death.