HUBBALLI: Noted journalist and Kannada activist Patil Puttappa turns 100 on Monday.
Mr. Puttappa, who was born in Haveri in 1919 on the day of Makara Sankranti, moved to Dharwad for education in 1948. He was the main force behind the Unification of Karnataka.
Karnataka Vidhyavardhaka Sangha, Dharwad, has planned a grand function to celebrate Mr. Puttappa’s birthday. Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar are expected to participate in the function.