Shimoga, Dec 23 (UNI) Samajwadi Party Karnataka-Unit President and MP, S Bangarappa said the former Chief Minister of Karnataka Kadidal Manjappa was a rare statesman, while inaugurating his birth-centenary celebration here today.
Speaking on the occasion, he said Mr Kadidal was remembered by farmers and downtrodden for his relentless struggle to achieve land-reforms in the State.
Mr Bangarappa said Mr Kadidal was known for his honesty and integrity. His preachings and lifestyle would be an ideal lesson for politicians and lawyers in the country, he added.
The Principal Secretary of Kannada and Culture Department I M Vithalmurthy said the Government had decided to publish autobiography and literary works of Mr Kadidal.
Mr Vithalmurthy said a Committee was formed to monitor the progress of work on Mr Kadidal.