Queens are usually perceived to be supporting characters but many have carved a niche for themselves with their valor. Chennabhairadevi was one such queen. She earned respect not just from other Indian rulers but also from the Portuguese invaders. It was them that gave her the moniker, “The Pepper Queen” or “Raina de Pimenta”. Rani […]
Over ages and eras, Karnataka has produced numerous noteworthy personalities who have contributed commendably to the nation in different ways. Famous personalities of Karnataka have made their mark in domains including social work, education, sports, politics, literature, dance, music, cinema and philosophy.
Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher from Karnataka, had spread awareness against caste system through his verses. Another notable personality from the same era, Akka Mahadevi emerged as a leader of the Bhakti movement and she is also one of the earliest female poets of the nation.
Karnataka has produced a number of distinguished scientists like C.N.R. Rao and Narayan Hosmane and respected politicians like George Fernandes, K.C. Reddy and H.D.Deve Gowda, too. Stalwarts of Indian cinema like Aishwarya Rai, Guru Dutt, Deepika Padukone and Prabhu Deva are from Karnataka. Celebrated sports personalities like Prakash Padukone, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rahul Dravid are Kannadigas as well. Read more about eminent personalities from Karnataka
On 28th July, B.S. Yediyurappa handed over the Chief Minister’s chair to Basavaraj Somappa Bommai or BS Bommai. With this, Bommai became the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. Basavaraj Bommai comes from a political family with his father, S.R. Bommai having served as Chief Minister of Karnataka from August 1988 to April, 1989. Read on […]
When stories of the valor and bravery of the Indian forces are told, one cannot help but mention General Thimayya. Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, General K S Thimayya, or Timmy, as he was lovingly addressed by his colleagues, was undoubtedly one of the eminent soldiers in the Indian army. With a career spanning 35 years, General […]
Preschools in India are often also called Montessori schools. Montessori is a style of schools wherein the students stay with the same teacher for a period of three years. It’s named after Maria Montessori, a renowned children’s educator from Italy. But how did Montessori schooling come to India? The credit for this goes to a […]
From the Parisara Ratna to Padma Bhushan, Sri Balagangadharanatha Swami was awarded numerous prestigious awards for his philanthropy, vision, and kind-heartedness. The Swami took over the Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math as the 71st Seer of the ancient Natha Center of Worship on 24 September 1974 at the age of 30, till his demise in 2013. Under […]
Best known for a collection of poems entitled Mankuthimmana Kagga Started a number of Kannada newspapers Awarded the Padmabhushan in 1974 Best known for his collection of poems entitled, Mankuthimmana Kagga, Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa (1887-1975) or DV Gundappa or DVG as he was also known as a renowned Kannada philosopher and author. Along with being […]
Tipu Sultan was the son of Hyder Ali, who established the Mysore sultanate. The two ruled over the Mysore region and offered stiff resistance to British expansion during their lifetime. Interesting Facts About Tipu Sultan Mandyam Iyengars Massacre Around 1,500 members of Mandyam Iyengars community members were allegedly killed by the Tipus army. It is […]
Saalumarada Thimmakka is a well-known environmental crusader. Know ore about Saalumarada Thimmakka’s achievements, awards, and life.
On January 21st, 2019, India lost one of its oldest citizens, Shivakumara Swami. Also known as the Walking God, he was the spiritual leader of the Siddaganga Math, an educator, and a philanthropist. Read on to learn more. Few people live for long enough to become centenarians. Fewer still become supercentenarians. As an Indian supercentenarian, […]
Doraiswamy Iyengar was one of the finest Carnatic musicians and a veena maestro. His style of playing the veena is often referred to as the Mysore style. The Malleshwaram 13th Crossroad has been recently renamed in the honor of Padmabhushan awardee Shri V. Doraiswamy Iyengar. Personal Life Doraiswamy Iyengar was born into a family of […]