Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, hailing from Kodagu district of Karnataka, is best known as the first Commander-In-Chief of the army of independent India.
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Javagal Srinath was born and educated in Mysore. Though a talented cricketer, his family placed a lot of importance on education and Javagal Srinath graduated with a degree in engineering from SJCE.
Nitte Santosh Hegde is one the most well known personalities in the field of justice who has served our country effortlessly in order to make it corruption free and a better place to live.
H Narasimhaiah was a freedom fighter and a noted educationist. He was chosen to be the Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University
Guru Dutt was a man of many talents – he was an actor, director, writer and choreographer.
Girish Kasaravalli is a well known Kannada film director who has won the Golden Lotus for four out of the 13 films that he’s directed in the last three decades.
Girish Karnad is an eminent playwright, actor, screenwriter, and movie director in Kannada.
Gangubai Hangal, a famous Hindustani Singer from Karnataka who sang under the Khyal genre, was known for her mellifluous but deep voice.
He made his debut in the Indian cricket team in 1961. His first international appearance was against England in Madras. This was followed by a rather undistinguished performance during the overseas West Indies tour.
Dr. Rajkumar was a well known actor and singer in Karnataka and at his peak, his very name generated a furor in the state.