The DNA (Daily News and Analysis) reports today:
So - will we finally have a Bharataratna after Sir Mokshagundam Visveswaraya? Let's open up a discussion on why Karnataka hasn't had a single Bharataratna in the 53 years after Sir MV. Haven't we measured up? Or haven't we lobbied enough? Or did we plain forget that we're eligible?
Karnataka to nominate Siddaganga seer for Bharat Ratna
BANGALORE: The government of Karnataka has decided to recommend to the Centre that the prestigious Bharat Ratna award be conferred on Shree Shivakumara Swamiji of the Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur.
"The Swamiji's name has been finalised and an official announcement will be made on Thursday, before it is forwarded to the Centre," an official source said.The Swamiji recently turned 100 and the Karnataka government honoured him with the Basavashree award on the occasion.