Tumakuru Siddaganga math seer Shivakumara swamiji who has been admitted to the BGS hospital for multiple organ complications is refusing to undergo surgery as suggested by the doctors treating him. It is said that the seer is suffering from fever and infection to liver and kidney.

Doctors are of the opinion that the seer's liver has been damaged and it necessitates a surgery. But the seer is refusing to undergo surgery and is insisting that he be taken to the math for treatment. They are now consulting Dr Venkatrama, Sparsh Hospital director, who had earlier treated the seer, reports Suvarna. Meanwhile, the seer's age has been a major cause of concern for the doctors to go ahead with surgery.

110-year-old Shivakumara swamiji, who was not keeping well for the past one week, has been admitted to BGS Hospital in Bengaluru. The seer was suffering from breathing problem after he returned from an event at Magadi, a week ago, it is learnt. Doctors from Bengaluru had rushed to the Siddaganga math to treat him. BJP state president and Lingayat leader BS Yeddyurappa rushed to the math and enquired about the seer's health. A few months ago, the seer was brought to Bengaluru after he developed a breathing problem.

Regarded as 'Walking God' (Nadedaduva Devaru), Shivakumara swamiji is the head seer of prominent Lingayat math Siddaganga math in Tumakuru. He is known for his humanitarian work. The seer is known as 'Akshara dasohi', the seer - through the scheme - has been providing free food to over 8,000 children from poor families to help them pursue education for over seven decades. He is the recipient of Padma Award among other awards.