Mysuru, March 4:- Jeevadhara Blood Bank Centre observed the 108th birth anniversary of Padma Bhushan Pandit Puttaraja Gavai here on Thursday (March 3).
Mysuru City Corporation acting Mayor Sunanda Palanetra paid floral tributes to the portrait of Gavai at The Deaf and Dumb School in Tilak Nagar here.
Speaking on the occasion, Palanetra said, “Puttaraja Gavai became the light for mankind. We treat any disease with medicine and treatment, but Gavai had the power to prevent the disease with his music.”
Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Maddikere Gopal said, “Though being blind, Gavai, a musical pandit, gave light to many people’s lives. He spoke three different languages and even wrote many historical books.”
MCC member Rangaswamy, Ravindra, BJP Chamaraja Constituency president Somashekar Raj, Jeevadhara Blood Bank Centre director Girish and Muthanna, Sadashiv, Suraj, Mahendra M Shaiva, Rakesh Kunchitiga, School president Sathish, BJP leader Sathish and others were present. (AM/GK)