Bengaluru: Late Union minister and BJP leader Ananth Kumar, who died in Bengaluru on Monday, could not fulfil one of his great wishes. 

Kumar wanted to spend some time at Hegganahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru where he had lived till he was 13-years-old. Later, his family moved to Hubballi.

Kumar loved Hegganahalli and always cherished living in his house there. After all, he was born and brought up there. Kumar was loved by the villagers of Hegganahalli, who are grief-stricken by his demise. 

The residents of Hegganahalli have now decided to build a orphanage in the name of Kumar. 

Kumar, along with his wife Tejaswini, had visited his Hegganahalli house just two months ago. He had attended a special puja at the Hanuman temple in the village. The hose is said to be in good condition still. 

The fifty-nine-year-old leader was suffering from lung cancer and died on Monday following multiple organ failure. The mortal remains of Kumar were earlier kept in the BJP office and have now been shifted to National College Grounds for people to pay their last respects.