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Veteran scribe Rajashekar Koti remembered

Mysuru, November 28:- A condolence meeting was held for veteran journalist Rajashekar Koti who passed away recently, at the Mysuru Press Club here on Monday.

Friends, colleagues, well-wishers and admirers of Koti attended the programme and paid floral tributes to the image of Rajashekar Koti.

“The sudden demise of Koti, who had the highest respect for the Indian Constitution and a person with clear ideologies, has come as a shocker. We shared a special bond for decades. He has been a voice to Dalits, minorities and the oppressed classes. He followed the ideology of the left wing. His death is a huge loss for us,” said senior activist Pa Mallesh.

“Koti knew all dimensions of journalism. He had struggled hard to develop ‘Andolana,’ a Kannada morning daily. He is the one who laid foundation for the Press Club of Mysuru. He is a role model for the upcoming journalists,” said senior journalist Krishna Prasad.

“Koti was a staunch supporter of several movements through Andolana. He was ready to face any problem. He had struggled hard to build a strong base for the newspaper in rural areas and gave voice to the pain and sorrows of the rural people,” said senior journalist Amshi Prasanna Kumar.

“My father never forced me to enter journalism during my childhood till his last days. When I suggested of becoming a journalist, he asked me to think and decide. I will continue to run the newspaper as guided by him and will follow his ideals of simplicity, humanity and equality,” said Ravi Koti, son of Rajashekar Koti.

Dr Lakshminarayan, S T Ravi Kumar, Bannur K Raju, Pragathi Gopalakrishna, C K Mahendra and others were present.

-(KMR, NGB)

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