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103-year-old Gandhian and freedom fighter Doreswamy passes away


Team Udayavani, May 26, 2021, 2:02 PM IST

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Bengaluru: Eminent Gandhian and freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, May 26.

The 103-year-old was had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19 and admitted to a government hospital here. He was discharged on May 12 post recovery.

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

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 the Central College, Bengaluru, he was into the teaching profession and tried his hand at journalism by bringing out a newspaper called Pauravani.

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