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Freedom fighter HS Doreswamy's last words: ‘Stop my treatment, give the bed to youngster’

Freedom fighter HS Doreswamy who beat Covid infection a few days back succumbed to heart disease.The centenarian who spoke to treating Dr Manjunath had told him to stop treatment and give his bed to youngsters. As per doctor, Doreswamy breathed his last at 1.45 pm today.

Freedom fighter HS Doreswamys last words: Stop my treatment give the bed to youngster-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 26, 2021, 5:27 PM IST
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Freedom fighter HS Doreswamy who beat Covid succumbed to cardiac arrest.

Doreswamy who was 104-years-old was first admitted to Jayadeva Hospital on April 30 with Covid symptoms and within 10 days he recovered and was discharged.

However, again on May 14, the centenarian was admitted with pre-existing heart conditions.

As per  Dr CN Manjunath, Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Doreswamy passed away at 1.45 pm today. He has severe valvular heart disease from the last ten years and heartbeat irregularity coupled with bronchitis. Three weeks back he was also admitted for Covid but he recovered.  He was again admitted on May 14 and succumbed to heart disease.

"Enough, stop my treatment. I am 104 and give this bed to some youngster." Dr Manjunath told quoting HS Doreswamy

HS Doreswamy's profile

Born on April 10 1918, HS Doreswamy was once arrested by British government in 1942 from Gandhinagar High School for placing time bombs at British government office premises. He was appointed as Physics and Maths teacher here then. 

Doreswamy was involved in destroying the government's correspondence by placing time bombs at post boxes. The British intelligence officers traced Doreswamy's aid from Tumakuru and followed him. They found that Doreswamy was linked to the blast and raided his Basavangudi house. Later arrested from School. He was jailed for 14 months and released. 

Doreswamy once had told that he placed bombs not to kill people but to destroy every government's correspondence. 

He also joined many trade union revolts at that time and mobilized groups in Bengaluru to exert pressure on the British government. 

Post-independence, he took up social work and worked as a journalist. 

Again during the emergency in 1975, he was arrested after he wrote a letter to PM Indira Gandhi warning her that he would go house to house and village to village to remind all that she is acting like a dictator. He was jailed for four months and released. 

Even to this day he is a prominent face of the agitation. Be it anti-graft movement spearheaded by Anna Hazare, government's scam, killing lakes, he joined, raised voices and made his presence felt at protecting venue. 

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