Software engineer Manjunath Kalmani laid to rest

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Bangalore, Jun 6 (UNI) The body of the US based software engineer Manjunath Kalmani, who died in a Delhi hospital on Wednesday, was laid to rest at his native Hoskere village in Koppal district today.

The 33-year-old techie, hailing from farmer's family, had suffered crippling spinal cord injury in a car accident in Nashville in the US during 2002 and was paralysed from neck downwards.

He was shifted to Delhi after the US authorities were no longer interested in treating him once his visa expired in March this year.

His body was brought back by Manjunath's father Basavaraj Kalmani from Delhi.

The whole village had assembled at the burial ground when Manjunath was laid to rest. Inconsolable family members and friends bid adieu to the brave young man who fought against the crippling injury for nearly six years.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa yesterday had directed the officials to bring back the body to his native at the state's cost.

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