Dattatrey wrote under the penname Ambikatanayadatta, which translated to Datta, the Son of Ambika. He took up the name in honor of his mother. His earlier works were simple and in a language used colloquially, but later he started taking deep insights into the society and human philosophies.
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Mysore Doraisamy Iyengar is a venerated veena vidhwan hailing from a family of musicians. His father Venkatesha Iyengar was also a veena vidhwan in the court of the Mysore Maharaja.
Basavaraj Rajaguru was had the best grounding in classical music in the Kirana Gharana subtype. Paradoxically, he was the least known among his contemporaries, Bhimsen Joshi and Gangubai Hangal.
Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was in the Gadag district of Karnataka. He showed signs of being musically inclined from an early age.
As a vehement social reformer, Basavanna had to suffer a lot at the hand of traditionalists but with the other reformers of his time
B.V. Ramamurthy was a renowned cartoonist whose cartoons were published in newspapers across Karnataka.
There are many luminaries in the arts scene in Karnataka, but none brighter than Padma Shri B.V. Karanth. He was an alumnus of the National School of Drama, where he served as Director in his later years.
A right wrist withered by polio was converted into a weapon that struck fear in the hearts of batsmen across the world. This fact can give inkling about the kind of determination with which ace spinning legend B S Chandrashekhar faces life.
Premji was born in Karachi, which was then part of British India. He completed his schooling in Mumbai. When his father – who was the owner of Western India Vegetable Products –met with a sudden demise, Premji was studying electrical engineering at Stanford University.
Anil Kumble is the first Indian bowler to have taken all ten wickets in a single innings of Test cricket. Popularly known as Jumbo as a big heart. He has captained India and IPL RCB team successfully.