Saxophonist Kadri Gopalanath laid to rest with full state honors

Team Udayavani, Oct 14, 2019, 6:54 PM IST

Mangaluru: Saxophonist and Padmashree awardee Dr Kadri Gopalnath was laid to rest with full state honors on Monday at his birth place Sajeep Mittabagili of Bantwal Taluk.

The mortal remains of Dr Kadri Gopalnath were taken to his native place Sajipa in the taluk of Bantwal and the final rites were held along with state honors as per the tradition of Jogi society.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA Rajesh Naik Ulippadigittu, former Minister B Ramanath Rai and others were among those present.

Dr Kadri Gopalnath’s funeral procession started from his residence at Devikatte at Padavinangady in the city at 9 am and proceeded to mini town hall, where his body was kept for public viewing from 10 am to 2 pm. Meanwhile, his disciples and other artistes presented Swaranjali, a musical tribute to the late saxophonist.

In order to make sure that no inconvenience was faced by those who arrived for viewing the mortal remains of the renowned artiste at the mini-town hall, all basic infrastructure facilities including drinking water were provided.

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