MADIKERI, Apr. 2: Centenarian M N Gundu Rao – the first assistant commissioner of Kodagu passed away at the age of 101 years during midnight of April 2 (12.30 am).
He was cremated at Brahmins Grave Yard in Madikeri on Sunday afternoon.
He leaves behind two daughters and a son.
M N Gundurao has served in various capacities in the state govt. and in Coorg Government while it was a ‘C’ State. Starting as a Parupathegar, he went on to become Shirasthedhar in different parts of the district. Referring to his prompt service, Gundu Rao was appointed as the District and Sessions Judge after his law graduation in Madras. It was after this that he was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner of Kodagu – the top post available in Kodagu then. Not able to provide him with higher posts, he was then transferred to Bangalore as secretariat of Forest Ministry before retirement.
Several prominent personalities visited the home of Gundu Rao to pay their last respects to this famous administrator.
Source : CoffeeLand News