TUMAKURU: A farmer who was in a queue at a State Bank of Mysuru to deposit his money died of cardiac arrest at Cheluru town on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as S G Siddappa(70) also known as Karapalaiah. His second son Kemparaju is a BJP taluk panchayath member elected from Cheluru to Gubbi Taluk Panchayath.
According to sources, Siddappa had left for the bank at Cheluru town in the morning. He reached there by 11 AM and awaited his turn behind ten people, all senior citizens, in the queue before collapsing at around 12.30 PM. The bank staff promptly shifted him to a hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
As the banks had restricted the transactions exclusively for the senior citizens on Saturday, he had gone to deposit Rs 31,000 he had saved. There were over 25 members in the queue, sources said.
He was healthy and used to ride his TVS moped on his own, said the Gram Panchayath member Siddalingaiah.
“He was also an artist as he used to don the roles in plays staged in the village", he added.
Siddappa is survived by his wife Gangamma, two sons and a daughter.