Udupi, August 29: Senior Congressman Manjunath Udyavar expired early on Wednesday at KMC Hospital Manipal, here, after a year-long illness. He was 56.
Manjunath, a staunch Congressman, had joined the services of Oscar Fernandes after his election as the Member of the Loksabha in 1980 at the latter’s Delhi office.
He was Personal Secretary to Rajyasabha Member Oscar Fernandes.
Later, he looked after the affairs of MP’s Office Udupi Office. He had also served as the Udupi District Congress Committee General Secretary.
He was the honorary president of Udyavara Friends' Circle, Executive President of Udyavara Hindu Public Crematorium Committee, Director of Director of Udyavara Sports Club.
AICC General Secretary Oscar Fernandes, District Congress President Gopal Poojary and others expressed heartfelt condolences.
His corpse will be kept at Udyavara ground at 10.30 am on Thursday to enable the public to pay their last respects, followed by cremation at 11.30 am at Mukthi Dhama crematorium. Oscar Fernandes left for Udupi to participate in the funeral programme on Thursday.
Son of late Rama Shettigar and late Appi Shettigar, Manjunath is survived by wife Radha and daughter Sarvamangala.