Bengaluru: Former underworld don and social activist Muthappa Rai is set to retire from public life after revealing that he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Earlier, Rai had shared details of his health condition saying that he was told he had liver cancer a year ago and had recovered 90% from it. “However, I was again diagnosed with brain cancer and doctors briefed me that I will only live for a few years and decided to return to Bidadi." He maintained that he is not afraid of death and will live with will power. “I have already prepared a legal will pertaining to my property and the same has been communicated to my children. I have also told them to give a residential plot to my associates who have been living with me for 15-20 years,” Rai explained. Rai has also revealed that he has resigned from Jaya Karnataka, a not-for-profit organisation he founded and that aims at improving the quality of life of the people of the state. He also announced his resignation from the post of president of the Karnataka Athletics Association. The renounced underworld don has decided not to step out of his mansion in Bidadi on Mysuru road in Karnataka
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