BJP MP D C Srikantappa dead

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Chikmagalur, Aug 4 (UNI) Sitting BJP Lok Sabha member from Chikmagalur D C Srikantappa died at his home town Birur in the district today following throat cancer.

He was 79 and is survived by wife Lalithamma, two sons and a daughter.

Known for his simplicity, Mr Srikantappa, represented Chikmagalur for three consecutive terms in 1998, 1999 and 2004. He was also known as a progressive farmer and a social activist.

Due to illness, Mr Srikantappa could not take part in the trust vote, sought by the UPA Government at the Centre on July 22.

His last rites would be performed at his farm in Birur tomorrow.

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