Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade is one of the prominent personalities of Karnataka, a philanthropist and the Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple in the Dakshina Kannada district. Besides assuming the role of the hereditary administrator of the renowned temple, he is also a member of the Rajya Sabha since July 6, 2022. Apart from his glorious […]
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
Very few people know the significance of 1911-12 to Indian aviators. Less than a decade after the Wright brothers were credited with building and flying the world’s first motored airplane, an Indian Sri Rama Venkata Subba Setty (S. V Setty ) designed and piloted a plane in the UK. Unfortunately, proof of this feat along […]
Most people can count the number of plants they have grown on their fingertips. Tulasi Gowda planted over 1 lakh trees! Despite not receiving any formal education, today, she is considered the “Encyclopedia of the Forest”. Tulasi Gowda – Early Life Tualsi Gowda was born in 1944 in the Honnalli village in Uttara Kanada. Born […]
Most gynecologists are about 24 years old when they graduate but Sulagitti Narasamma was only 20 when she helped deliver her aunt’s baby. The humble midwife from a small district in Karnataka helped bring over 20,000 babies into this world. For this, she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2018. Sulagitti Narasamma – Early Years […]
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 […]
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 […]