Shivakumara Swami (right) with Indian president Abdul Kalam, 2007.
|Birth:||1 April 1907?|
Veerapura, Karnataka, India
111 years, 109 days?
Sri Sri Sri Sivakumara Swamigalu (born 1 April 1907?), known as Shivakumara Swami, is an Indian humanitarian, Hindu religious figure, and supercentenarian claimant who is the head of Sree Siddanga Mutt and the founder of Sri Siddanga Education Society.
Swami was born in Verrapura, Karnataka, India, allegedly in 1907. He was initiated into vitakrasham in 1930. He studied English in College and is a proficient in Kannada.
In 2007, the government awarded Swami the prestigious award, the highest civilian award of the state. In 2015, the government awarded him with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
Swami celebrated his claimed 110th birthday on 1 April 2017. He continues to do humanitarian work at the alleged age of 111.
- Seer of Siddaganga Mutt turns 110 today The Hindu, 1 April 2017
- PM greets Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt on his 110th Birthday". Uniindia.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018.