Bijapur, Karnataka, Feb 26 (UNI) Six sons of a 70-year-old woman, including renowned film producer and businessman Basant Kumar Patil, performed her 'Thulabhara' offering gold biscuits, weighing 72 kg, on the occasion of Mahashivarathri today and handed it over to a charitable trust here.
The 'Tulabhara' of Tulajabai was performed coninciding with the the unveiling of the 82-ft tall statue of Lord Shiva, installed by the T K Patil Charitable Trust on a 15-acre land on the outskirts of Bijapur, today. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his Deputy B S Yediyurappa were also present on the occasion.
Tulajabai was weighed against gold biscuits and 72 kg of the yellow metal was handed over to the T K Patil Charitable Trust, which runs homes for destitutes and old people.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kumaraswamy lauded the six sons, all businessmen, for their gesture and also commended the Trust for constructing the Shiva statue, the second tallest in the state, next to the 102-ft tall statue installed at Murudeshwar in South Kanara.
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