Mangaluru, Aug 14: Gangster-turned-Hindutva leader Shubhakar Shetty aka Yekkur Baba died at a private hospital in the city today. He was 61.
He was undergoing treatment at Mangala hospital in the city after testing positive for covid-19.
His mother was passed away a few days ago. After that he fell ill. He had sent his throat swab samples for testing and the results came positive.
Baba was an accused in the murder of Prithvipal Rai but was acquitted in 2006 due to lack of evidence.