Belagavi:Retired divisional commissioner and former President of Belagavi district All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha B V Katti died at Belagavi in the early hours on Wednesday. He was 86.
B V Katti , a native of Kadrolli village near Belagavi joined revenue services as Assistant commissioner and retired as divisional commissioner , Belagavi division.
Katti became president of Belagavi district Veerashaiva Mahasabha and organised several programmes to create awareness among Lingayats and Veerashaivas. He was the spirit behind the construction of Lingayat bhavan at Belagavi.
Katti was President of the organisation over 20 years.
He is survived by wife , a son and two daughters.
His last rites would be performed at Hindwadi graveyard at 4 pm on Wednesday.