Bengaluru, Oct 18 (UNI): Veteran Kannada writer KB Siddhaiah passed away on Friday morning at Manipal Hospital here, following brain hemorrhage that he suffered after getting injured in a road mishap recently.
Siddaiah sustained severe injuries while his driver died on the spot when their car crashed while heading towards his farm near Suganahalli-Kenkere.
A Dalit rights activist, Siddaiah was a close aide of former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly, Siddaramaiah. The former CM had also visited recently him in the hospital.
Siddaiah, 65, survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. His body will be taken to Tumkur for public homage at town hall and later will be cremated at their farm.
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