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Neelamma Basavaraj Of Anugraha Foundation Passes Away

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altBELLARY, APRIL 12: Neelamma Basavaraj (73), wife of Sri. Y. Basavaraj, the Author and Founder Trustee of Anugraha Foundation passed away at 11.45 am today in a private hospital in Bellary.

She has been ailing from cancer for over two years. She faced the illness with courage and faith. All her dear ones were at her bedside when she breathed her last.

Her mortal remains were consigned to mother earth near in the family farm at Hirehaal, 40 kms. from Bellary.

Bishop of Bellary and President, Anugraha Foundation for Differently Abled Persons expressed “shock and profound grief at the passing away of a noble soul and generous philanthropist.”

Neelamma was a happy and generous soul.” She had an abiding love for the physically challenged persons and the poor”, said Bishop.

The Basavaraj family donated over 3 acres of land to the Foundation and built a school building for the mentally retarded children and a hostel for staff members on the Tallur road in Bellary.

Sisters of Apostolic Carmel are serving in the school, caring for about 45 special children.

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