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Shivakumara Swami
Shivakumara Swami
Shivakumara Swami (right) with Indian president Abdul Kalam in 2007.
Birth: 1 April 1907?
Veerapura, Karnataka, India
Death: 21 January 2019
Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Age: 111 years, 295 days?
Country: IndiaIND
Longevity claimant

Sri Sri Sri Sivakumara Swamigalu (1 April 1907? – 21 January 2019), known as Shivakumara Swami, was an Indian humanitarian, Hindu religious figure, and supercentenarian claimant who was the head of Sree Siddanga Mutt and the founder of Sri Siddanga Education Society.

Biography

Swami claimed to have been born in Verrapura, Karnataka, India on 1 April 1907. He was initiated into vitakrasham in 1930. He studied English in College and is a proficient in Kannada.

In 2007, the government awarded Swami the prestigious award, the highest civilian award of the state. In 2015, the government awarded him with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.

Swami celebrated his claimed 110th birthday on 1 April 2017. He continued to do humanitarian work at the alleged age of 111.

In May 2018, at the claimed age of 111, he voted during the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election.

Swami died in Tumkur, Karnataka, India on 21 January 2019, at the claimed age of 111 years, 295 days.

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