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Centenarian seer casts vote in Karna polls

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Age did not deter the highly revered Shivakumar Mahaswamiji, senior seer of the Siddaganga Math at Tumakuru, who is said to be 111-years-old, from exercising his franchise in the Assembly elections.

The seer came by car to the polling booth inside the Math, slowly walked inside andcast his vote.

The seniormost pontiff of the powerful and politically influential Lingayats, the majority community, has reportedly never given a miss to voting in the elections held in since its Independence.

The seer, who runs a string of educational institutions from engineering to business schools and colleges is considered a "walking god" for his service to society.

Similarly, the Suttur Math seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji in Mysuru and the Dharmadhikari of Manjunath Swamytemple at Dharmasthala Dr too cast their votes.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 16:20 IST