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Venkataramana Hegde: A Contented Century

Venkataramana Hegde of Salekoppa near Ekkambi village in Sirsi Taluk of Uttara Kannada (North Canara) or Karwar district passed away on 28 June at an over-ripen age of 100 years. He had just completed 99 years sometime back and had entered into the century. Interestingly, he was active and all on his own until the last couple of days according to Manjunath Hegde, eldest son of the Late Venkataramana Hegde. Ganapathi Hegde is his second son apart from five daughters. To Salekoppa since the Eighties: Thanks to late veteran journalist Garudanagiri Nagaraj and his passion for travelling across the state meeting interesting personalities and writing about them, was introduced by him to Venkatarmana Hegde’s family in the early eighties. For the first time, it was only with Garudanagiri Nagaraj and later with another veteran journalist, the late Dr C Sitaram to be followed by other scribes, friends and family members. Garudanagiri Nagaraj and Dr C Sitaram happened to be a deadly combination