Mysuru, January 29:- Ustad of Mysuru Palace, Tilak Jetty who was suffering from health issues, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 56.
Be breathed his last at his residence at Vidyaranyapuram here today. He had wrestled in the last Vajra Musthi Kalaga at Aane Thotti of Amba Vilas Palace on the day of Ayudha Puja during 2019 Dasara festival. He was also a trustee of Nimbaja Devi Temple at Nazarbad.
He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter. His final rites will be performed at the graveyard at the foot of Chamundi Hill today at 5 pm.
Vajra Musthi Kalaga is an ancient martial art form which was patronised by the Mysore Maharajas for centuries. (NGB, KS)