Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji
Dr. Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji was born on April 1, 1907 in veerapura, Near Magadi, Karnataka. He is the founder of the Sree Siddaganga Education Society and the head of Sree siddaganga Mutt in tumkur. He was a great human being and respected by many for his philanthropic work. In 1965, Swamiji was conferred with an honarary D.Litt from Karnataka University.
Swamiji started a ‘Gurukula’ which houses more than 8500 childrens in the age group of 5-16. Under the pointiffs Guidance, free food, Education & shelter are provided for them. In 2007, The Government of Karnataka awarded him with highest civilian award of the state “Karnataka ratna”.