Mangaluru, Oct 13, 2017: Gopalakrishna Vittal Kamath, aged 75 years, resident of 5-7-645 behind Sharada Vidyalaya, Kodialbail, Mangalore spent 16 years of his precious days of youth with the Indian army providing food for the soldiers.
He could have never imagined that his old age would have to be spent in defending his own home and hearth from attacks of pseudo soldiers- that is those who act roles of them! He had purchased an apartment in the ground floor of a home in 1997, the first floor of which was purchased by one Devadas Kapikad, a well known Tulu film and drama personality. As his reputation grew, the latter felt the need for expansion of his residential premises but when construction happens there is noise, dust and all such disturbance. This was all to the share of the occupants of the ground floor that is Gopalakrishna Kamath and his family! They had to endure the noise pollution, dumping of useless things in front of their residence because they were on the ground floor!
Gopalakrishna Kamath’s wife Smt Sudha G. Kamath said in 2003 the harassment grew to such a level that they had to complain to the police. Though they had a 33% undivided right in the open spaces, the opposite party had taken over all of it and deprived them of all their right over it. Things reached a flash point when the opposite party tried to extend their occupied area and put up new constructions. The noise was so much that they had to shift from their home to their son’s home nearby. Even there the noise continues to disturb them. Their compound is filled with iron rods and work is going on.