Kundapura: Renowned Dentist Dr. K Sadashiva Shetty inaugurated Dr. Asif Beary's (BDS, FICOI, USA) new dental clinic Sara’s Dental Care and Implant Center, here on Monday. The new Dental Care Center is situated at Shivprasad Building at Shastri Circle in Kundapura.

Speaking at the inauguration of the clinic Dr. Shetty lauded the ambiance & modern equipment provided in the clinic.

He said Dr. Asif Beary’s vast experience combined with his healing touch, human nature, and service motto would go a long way in serving the patients beyond their expectations and wished the new venture great success.

Syed Mohamed Beary, CMD of Bearys Group, Bangalore & Chairman of IGBC, expressed his great happiness and felt Kundapur was blessed to have this modern medical facility with a dedicated and brilliant dentist like Dr. Asif at the helm. He felt Dr. Asif’s wealth of experience & expertise would bring immense relief to patients and give Kundapur a good reason to smile.

He wished Dr. Asif a flourishing and enduring practice.

Other guests that included medical professionals, industrialists, and educationists were all admiration for the wonderful facility and wished Sara Dental Clinic a grand success.

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Bengaluru (PTI): Senior politician Basavaraj Horatti, who recently resigned as the Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council and MLC, on Wednesday joined the BJP.

He joined the party in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP national General Secretary C T Ravi, Ministers R Ashoka, Govind Karjol, C C Patil among others.

"Basavaraj Horatti has been a member of the Legislative Council for nearly 45 years and has served as its Chairman and Minister. He is a leader with lot of experience, commands a lot of respect and has been working for the cause of teachers. After deciding to join BJP he met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and resigned from his post and has officially joined the party today," Bommai said.

Speaking to reporters after welcoming the senior leader, he said, BJP is organising a huge programme in Hubballi shortly, to mark his induction into the party.

"His joining has strengthened the party. No one has the record of being an MLC for such a long time in the entire country. It has strengthened the party especially in the north Karnataka region. We will use his experience and will give him all the opportunities and respects he deserves," he added.

With this, Horatti, who has been elected as MLC seven successive times from 1980, has ended his long association with the JD(S).

He is likely to be fielded as the BJP's candidate for the upcoming MLC polls from West Teachers' constituency. Considered to be the senior-most MLC, the 76-year-old was seen as a prominent Lingayat face of the JD(S) from north Karnataka.

He had been education minister in the state, and was elected as the Chairman of the Legislative Council in February 2021.