Udupi, June 21, 2020: It is Father’s Day today. On this memorable day here is the story of a person from Katapady in Udupi who along with his family members worships his late father not only on Father’s Day but each and every day. He is Indushekhar Suvarna, a traditional medical practitioner from Katapady Enagudde. Indushekhar’s father Kalattur Garadimane Soorappa Pandit had passed away on May 27, 1985. Soorappa was a Darshana Patri at the Baidarkala Garadis at Kalattur, Paniyur. He too was a traditional medical practitioner.
Indushekhar installed a bust of his father on the latter’s 35th death anniversary 11 years ago. Since then, his day begins by praying before his father’s bust. His wife and two daughters also offer their prayers every day. Once a year the family also offers Annadana to the residents of the town in memory of late Soorappa.