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103-year-old freedom fighter HS Doreswamy dies of cardiac arrest

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Freedom struggle legend had recovered from Covid-19 recently

BENGALURU:

Centenarian HS Doreswamy who had recently recovered from Covid-19, died due to cardiac arrest at Jayadeva institute of cardiology on Wednesday afternoon at 1.30pm.

Born on April 10, 1918, Harohalli Srinivasaiah Doreswamy took a plunge in the freedom struggle by taking part in the Quit India movement, and was jailed for 14 months from 1943 to 1944.

Gandhian, teacher, journalist

The Gandhian had also participated in the ‘Mysuru Chalo’ movement to compel the Mysuru Maharaja to accede to the Indian State post-Independence.

A Bachelor of Science from Central College, Bengaluru, he was into the teaching profession and tried his hand at journalism by bringing out a newspaper called ‘Pauravani’.

The centenarian remained vocally committed to the ideals of the Independence movement and the welfare of the common citizen of India till the very end.

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