Sowkoor Jayaprakash Shetty, politician, died at 80

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Sowkoor Jayaprakash Shetty, born on April 12, 1935 and died September 7, 2015.

He was an Indian lawyer and politician who was an elected member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 1967 to 1971.

He was born on April 12, 1935 to B. Narayana Shetty, an eminent lawyer, and Rukmini N. Shetty.

Sowkoor was elected as an independent MLA into the legislative assembly in 1967 from Brahmavara constituency with a large majority.

After retiring from politics at the end of his term, Sowkoor actively involved himself in activism.

Sowkoor was married to Dr. Vishalakshi Shetty, who predeceased him.

Jayaprakash Shetty died from a prolonged illness on September 7, 2015.

Sowkoor Jayaprakash Shetty died at age 80 on September 7, 2015.