Putta Chinnammani, mother of Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, a member of the erstwhile Mysore royal family, passed away on Friday. Chinnammani was suffering from age-related illnesses and was admitted to the Shantavare Gopalagoda Hospital in Mysuru after coming down with viral fever.
Putta Chinnammani was 98 years old. She passed away early on Friday after she did not respond to treatment.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy condoled the death of Chinnammani and expressed his sadness to Pramoda Devi and the Mysore royal family.
Iam deeply saddened to hear about the death of Smt. Putta Chinnammani, mother of Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, Maharani of Mysuru Royal Family.
May her soul rest in peace.
May goddess Chamundeshwari give all strength to Pramoda Devi and her family to bear the loss. #RIPâ€” CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) October 19, 2018
The news comes in the final days of Dasara celebrations in Mysuru dampening the elaborate celebrations planned in the city. The Jumbo Savari, scheduled for today, is expected to continue as usual as it is organised by the Karnataka government and is not taking place in the Mysore Palace. The Jumbo Savari is one of the main attractions of the Dasara and is held on the streets of the city on the day of Vijayadashami, It is a procession of decorated elephants which begins from the Mysore Palace and ends at the Bannimantap Grounds.
CM Kumaraswamy is expected to inaugurate the grand affair at the Amba Vilas Palace premises between 3:40 pm and 4:10 pm on Friday.
This will be followed by the royal victory procession and torch light parade which draws thousands of visitors to the streets of the city. It will flag off from the Bannimantap Grounds in the presence of Kumaraswamy and Governor Vajubhai Vala.
However, the celebrations inside the Mysore Palace has been cancelled. Sources in the palace told TNM that the celebrations are expected to be held on October 22.
Meanwhile, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar, the scion of the Mysore royal family and adopted son of Pramoda Devi, was expected to preside over the 'Vajramusti Kalaga' a form of wrestling using knuckleduster-like weapon today. The winner is determined by the fighter that manages to draw blood first and is one of the attractions of the Dasara celebrations.
The event, however, has been cancelled along with the 'Khasagi Darbar' puja rituals inside the palace.