103-year-old freedom fighter HS Doreswamy defeats Covid


Centennial HS Doreswamy developed symptoms five days ago and was admitted to the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research (SJICSR), a stand-alone government-owned hospital in Bengaluru.

HS Doreswamy in the hospital.

Prominent Gandhian and freedom fighter HS Doreswamy defeats Covid at 103. He was released from the hospital on Wednesday.

“I developed symptoms five days ago, but there haven’t been any complications as such. However, I decided to get admitted because I have breathing problems. Now I am getting my leave, ”the centenarian told PTI on Wednesday.

According to Doreswami, he was admitted to the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research (SJICSR), a stand-alone government-owned hospital.

Sources close to him said that the director of the Jayadeva Institute, Dr CN Manjunath, a prominent cardiologist and son-in-law of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, had personally monitored Doreswamy’s treatment.

Born April 10, 1918, Harohalli Srinivasaiah Doreswamy plunged into the struggle for freedom by participating in the Quit India movement and was imprisoned for 14 months from 1943 to 1944.

The Gandhi had also participated in the Mysuru Chalo movement to force the Mysuru Maharaja to join the Indian state after independence.

With a BSc from Central College Bengaluru, he was a teacher and dabbled in journalism by publishing a newspaper called Pauravani.

(With PTI entries)

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Thelma J. Longworth