Chikkamagaluru: Coffee Board of India Former Chairman M. S. Boje Gowda (74) passed away after being stung by honey bees at his coffee estate in here on Saturday April 23.
According to police sources, Gowda was in Krishnagiri Estate at Dasarahalli in the District when he was attacked by swarm of honey bees. It is said that he died a few minutes later at a local hospital.
Gowda served as Coffee Board of India Chairman for two terms. Gowda completed his second term last month. He had also served BJP Chikkamagaluru District Unit President.