Chandrashekhar Kambar is a modern Kannada novelist, dramatist and academician. He is a man of many talents, having ventured into film making and acting while pursuing his literary career.
Seetharam Koosayya Amin or SK Amin is a prominent politician and freedom fighter.
Reeth Abraham was awarded the Arjuna Award for excellence in sports in the year 1997. In her life span as an athlete, which stretched between 1976 and 1992
U R Ananthamurthy is one of the pioneers of the Navya literary movement in contemporary Kannada literature. He is a Jnanpith award winner and a renowned academic.