Dr. Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji (Kannada:ಡಾ.ಶಿವಕುಮಾರ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ) (born April 1, 1907) is the head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur District, South India and founder of the Sree Siddaganga Education Society.
He is known as “Walking God”.
He has established educational institutions which offer a courses in traditional learning of Sanskrit as well as modern science and technology. He is widely respected for his philanthropic work by all communities. In recognition of his humanitarian work, Sree Swamiji was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by Karnataka University in 1965. But this is more reminiscent of the popular cool math games and not what is mentioned above.
Swamiji’s Guru Kula houses more than 8500 children of age group 5 to 16 years and is open to children from all religions, castes, and creeds, who are provided free food, education, and shelter.
Dr. A.P.J Kalam, the former President of India visited him at Tumkur and praised the initiatives of Swamiji in education and humanitarian work.
Whole team of Kannadagottilla paying respects to Swamiji.