Shakuntala Bangarappa, wife of Karnataka ex-Chief Minister late
S Bangarappa and mother-in-law of Hattrick Hero Shivaraj
Kumar has passed away this after noon, April 22, 2014. She was
70 and reportedly suffering from cancer disease for which she was
taking treatment from past few days.
Shakuntala was rushed to Mallya Hospital in Bangalore at the
early hours of Tuesday after she fell ill, where she breathed her
last. She made her last public appearance in Shimoga, where she was
seen campaigning for her daughter Geetha Shivaraj Kumar, JDS
contestant from Shimoga in Lok Sabha elections.
Shakuntala is survived by two sons - Madhu
Bangarappa, Vasanth Kumar aka Kumar Bangarappa and daughter
Geetha Shivaraj Kumar. Madhu and Kumar intially started their
career in Sandalwood and later they became active in politics.
Raghavendra Rajkumar, brother of
Shivaraj Kumar visited Mallya hospital and paid his last respect to
Shakunatala. The body will be kept for the public viewing in Madhu
Bangarappa's residence, Sadhashiv Nagar, Bangalore, today after,
which it will be taken to their home town. The last rights of
Shakuntala is likely to be held in Bangaradhama, at Soraba
district, in Shimoga on Wednesday (April 23).