Friday, December 24, 2010

H.Y.Mahesh, Your memory remains forever

H.Y.Mahesh, Your memory remains forever

Mr. H.Y. Mahesh who has been fighting corruption in BBMP for the past three Years through intense use of RTI and Lokayukta died in an accident this Monday (20th December 2010) Morning. Mahesh was fatally hit from behind by a BMTC bus while he was on his Scooter and he succumbed to injuries before he arrived at the Victoria Hospital.

He was on his way to Lokayukta office to file a complaint against BBMP Officers And Revenue Department officials.

Mahesh  had waged an intense war against corruption at BBMP and for the past
Three years, he along with me and Dr. Shankara Prasad had worked under the banner of Sachidananda Nagara Nyayapara Andolana (SNNA) ( and had used RTI and Lokayukta to solve the problem of Khata issual at BBMP.

Most recently, Mahesh was called one of the “Khata Warriors” of Bangalore and he along with others was successful in convincing Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde to issue a directive to BBMP Commissioner to issue Khata to all Sachidananda Nagar site owners, according to the Supreme Court order.

His hard work of more than three years had benefited more than 900 Bangalore residents to get their BBMP Khatas without paying bribe.

After obtaining his B.Com degree, Mahesh has been in the Banking industry. He had been working with State Bank of India for the past 32 years with many

 His passion had been to fight against injustice since his College days. He had taken keen interest in understanding government processes

And in intricately working towards trapping people involved in corrupt practices in government. His mission after retirement was to educate citizens of their Rights and duties. He is survived by his wife Harini , two daughters Namitha and Namratha apart from his aged mother and brothers.

“Losing such a dedicated activist who wanted to clean up the corrupt government
System, is a great loss to Bangaloreans and to Sachidananda Nagara Nyayapara
Andolana” said Dr. Shankara Prasad, who was a partner and coordinator of the

Now Mahesh, remained a memory to all of us. But his commitment, inspiring words and compassion to friends and family members will inspire all of us in forwarding the movement he committed and fulfill the task unfulfilled.

Please click the images here to read the press reports appeared in various news papers in Kannada as well as English, like The Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, DNA, Kannada Prabha, Udayavani, Vijaya Karnataka, Prajavani etc along with the PDF of some condolence messages we received.

-Nethrakere Udaya Shankara

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