Somwarpet: S.M. Kuldeep (40), son of former MLC S.G. Medappa of Shanthalli village, passed away on Monday at a private hospital in Mysuru following brief illness.
He leaves behind his parents, wife and two sons. Last rites were performed on Tuesday at Shanthalli. Kuldeep was a National-level Hockey player and had captained the State Junior Hockey team during 1995-96. He had also represented Air India team in hockey tournaments.