Bengaluru: Padma Shri awardee, 107-year-old Saalumarada Thimmakka, cast her vote for Bangalore Rural parliamentary constituency in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Thursday.

She was conferred with Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind earlier this year.

In 2016, she was listed by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as one of the most influential and inspirational women of the world.

Known as Aalada Marada Timakka, the 107-year-old is an Indian environmentalist from Karnataka and is famous for her work in planting and tending to 385 banyan trees along the 4-kilometre stretch between Hulikal and Kudur.

Born in Gubbi Taluk of Tumukuru district in Karnataka, Thimmakka was married to Chikkaiah, a native of Hulikal village in the Magadi taluk of Ramanagar district of the state.

The voting for second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 began at 7 am on Thursday and concluded at 6 pm. A total of 14 parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka, including Bangalore North, Bangalore South and Bangalore Rural, went to polls on Thursday.

The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is scheduled to be held in seven phases on April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes is to be held on May 23.