Persons who made outstanding contribution towards Literature, Culture and other fieldsFamous Personalities
Pu.Thi.Na., a literary genius, was born to Shri Thirunarayana Iyengar and Sreerangamma as their first child in the year 1905 at Melkote . His ancestors had migrated from Tamilnadu(Thirruvaluri). He finished Primary education at Melkote and acquired Sanskrit knowledge there. During his Higher education at Maharaja college, Mysore, Pu.Thi.Na. learnt French language. His important writings are Ramachariya Nenapu, Ganesha Darshana (1955), Rasasaraswathi (1954), Aanathe (1958). A Group of Kannada poets felicitated him with a book Yadugiri (1981) Abinandana Grantha. Pu.Thi.Na. was the Chair-person to 53rd Kannada Sahithya Sammelana held at Chikkamagalore in 1981.
2. A.N. Murthy Rao.
Born on 16-06-1900, at Akkihebbal, K.R.Pet Taluk,
A.N.Murthy Rao completed education upto middle standard at Akkihebbal, and got an M.A.
from Mysore University. He served as English professor in different colleges : Central college, Bangalore, Maharajas college, Mysore, Acharya
patashala, Bangalore and others. His book titled Chitragalu Patragalu won the Kannada Sahithya Academy award. Apart from this, he has written various books both in Kannada and
English, among which, Hagalu kanasu, Aleyuva mana, Minugu Minchu, Sanje gannina
hinnota - Auto-biography, 'The Return to the soil' (Translation of Sri Shivaram Karanthas Marali Mannige) are well acclaimed.
3. B.M. Sri
B.M. Srikantaiah was born on 3rd January ,1884 at Sampigehalli. Popularly known as Kanva Rushi. His father was Bellur Mylaraiah and mother Bhagirathamma. He completed his graduation in Bangalore Central college and Post-Graduation in Mysore Maharani College. In 1907, he became a lecturer and later in 1926-30, he was working as Registrar of Mysore University . He was the Chair-Person at the 14th Kannada Sahithya Sammelana held at Kalburgi and the Vice-President of Kannada Sahithya Parishath during 1938-1942 . During the year 1944, he served as principal of Dharwad Arts College. He was Editor for Kannada Nudi. He was the Author of various books in Kannada and English. Geethegalu(1922), Gadayudda Natakam(1926), Aswatthama (1929), Islam Samskruthi (1948) , History and Kannada literature (1947) are his noted works.
He was born in Manikanahalli village of Pandavapura Taluk on 19-12-1924. He completed B.A. in Maharaja College, Mysore. He did Law at Belgaum Law College and Poona Law College. He started his law practice at Bangalore in 1946. He became the Supreme Court Judge on 8-3-1979. He was also the Chief Justice of India during 25-11-1989 to 18-12-1989. He died on 24-9-1997.
List of Talented Sports Persons
felicitated by the
Mandya District Administration , on Independence Day 26-01-01 for their
on Independence Day 26-01-01 for theirachievements.
Prominent Artists of Mandya District :
1. Mr. Ambarish
: Born in Doddarasinakere Village of Maddur Taluk. He belongs to the famous Violinist
Sri.T.Chowdaiahs family. He is a famous Film star and is presently serving as
Member of Parliament.
2. Ms. Jayalalitha : Her origin is Melukote, she was
a famous artist and is the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
3. Ms.Vaijayanthimala : Hailing from Melukote, Ms
Vaijayanthimala is from an Artists family, her mother being actress Sandhya. She is
also a renowned Bhartatha Natyam dancer.
4. Mr. H.L.N. Simha was from Marehalli village of
Malavalli Taluk. Being a well known Film Director, he directed many movies and introduced
a number of famous film personalities to the film industry.
5. Mr. Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, a famous film director
from a village named Nagathihalli of Nagamangala Taluk.
6. Mr. Yoga Narasihma, A Senior Drama artist of the
district. This State award winner is also a Singer and writer of Drama songs.
7. Mr. Mandya Ramesh : A youth artist trained in
Rangayana, who established himself as a Stage performer and Film Actor.
8. Mr. Thandavamurthy : Despite being blind, this
great musician, born in Holalu village of Mandya Taluk, was honored with
Kalashri award. He is also the founder of Thandaveswara Music School.
9. Mr. Mani Aiyer, a dance Teacher and
the founder of Nataraja Kalaniketana, he has been honored with
Paapulu : Originally from Dakshina
Kannada District. He is a senior Dance Master.
P.V.R. : P.Venkata Ramaiah is a Senior
Stage artist and Director. Many of the Dramas directed by him have been honored at State
Mr. Kitti : Mr. Krishnamurthy from
Nagamangala, is at present living in Bangalore and is commonly known as Mr.Kitti in the
Film Industry. He made a good name in many serials of Television channels.
Malavalli Sundaramma : A senior artist
of the Gubbi Company, a famous professional drama company. She was the sister
of the famous artist Mr.Subbanna of Malavalli.
Ms. Mandyada Puttamma : A senior stage
artist who had a good name in the Drama field.
Mr. Nagarajashastri : A senior Drama
Master, has given training to many of the artists and played numerous dramas. He is also a
good musician, a Harmonium master commonly known as Drama Master.
Mr. R.Sudarshan : He is a famous artist
of Mridangam in the district. He has performed in and around the country.
Mr. B.S.Ranga : Born in Bindiganavile, a
famous Film Director who won acclaim for the film Amara shilpi Jakanachari
directed by him.
a renowned musician of Tabla who won the award of Drama Academy.
Mr. C.G.K., Hailing from Mandya City,
presently living in Bangalore, Famous Drama Director, English Lecturer, Ex-President of
Karnataka Drama Academy.
K.S.Sachidananda : He is the son of well
known Politician Late Sri.K.V. Shankaregowda, born in Keelara Village of Mandya taluk. His
father is a famous Writer, Artist. He formed the Geleyara Balaga, a group of
Stage artists. He also got the Fellowship of 'Nataka Academy.
K.Prahlada Rao, A senior Drama Artist
of Mandya district. He is an active worker of Mandya Dramatic Association.
a Famous Film Director from Nagamangala Taluk, and one of the producers of the
Suprabhatha TV Channel.
Mr. Sheshadri, A well known musician
of Mridangam. He is the brother of Famous Musician Sri. Veene Doreswamy Aiyangar.
Mr. U.R.Narayanappa, Born in Kodiyala
Village, he is a Musician, Famous Drama Master and he trained rural people on acting and
played hundreds of Dramas.
Mr. L.L.Shastri , youth singer from
Mandya who is a National Award winner.
Chethana Radhakrishna, a youth dancer running
a Dance school Gurudeva Lalithakala Academy. He has performed good programmes
across the state.
Well known Folk Artists of Mandya District :
Cheerkunnaiah : He is from Talagavadi
Village, Malavalli Taluk. Right from childhood, he showed keen interest in the art of Devotional Dance. He has established himself as a
well known Artist for Devotional Dance and has performed this art in many National
Krishnegowda of Lakshmisagar : A popular
singer in the district, he started learning folk songs from his parents during his
childhood. He has performed in National festivals along with his group. He is also famous
in singing of Sobane songs, so people call him as Sobane Krishnegowda.
Mahadevappa : Born in Nagamangala, He
started practicing Veerabhadra dance during his childhood and he has succeeded
in giving a good performance in this form of art.
Neelagara Mahadevaswamy : Born in
Krishnapura, Resident of Malavalli, he is a good singer of Neelagara. He has
made a good name in this special type of art called Neelagara. There are several volumes
of cassette albums available in his voice.
Mr. M.P.N. Ratnam : Born in Melukote of
Pandavapura Taluk. A famous artist of Saxophone. He has entertained people with his
attractive art, and performed thousands of programmes.
Writers & Poets of Mandya District :