Kasaragod: Social worker Sairam Gopalkrishna Bhat passed away on Saturday, January 22 at his residence at Kilingar. He was 85.
He helped many families to start self-employment and also helped as many as 265 financially poor families to build their houses.
He was a dedicated devotee of Sri Satya Sai Baba and had built the Sai Mandir in Kilingar. He was better known as Sairam Bhat in Kilingar. He organized several social programmes including free medical camps.
Bhat is survived by wife Sharada Bhat, son K N Krishna Bhat, former president of Badiadka gram panchayat and current member, daughters Shyamala, Vasanthi and scores of relatives and well-wishers.