59 Notable alumni of
University of Mysore

The University of Mysore is 804th in the world, 168th in Asia, and 16th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 59 notable alumni from the University of Mysore sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jaggi Vasudev

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    Jaggi Vasudev
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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    writeryogiphilanthropist
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    Jagadish Vasudev, venerated as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and author.

  2. N. R. Narayana Murthy

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    1946-.. (age 75)
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    entrepreneurbusinessperson
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    Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy is an Indian billionaire businessman. He is the founder of Infosys, and has been the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president, and chief mentor of the company before retiring and taking the title chairman emeritus.

  3. R. K. Narayan

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    R. K. Narayan
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    1906-2001 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in the University of Mysore
    1926-1930 graduated with bachelor's degree
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    writernovelistscreenwriterpolitician
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    Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, commonly known as R. K. Narayan, was an Indian writer known for his work set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He was a leading author of early Indian literature in English along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao.

  4. Kuvempu

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    Kuvempu
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    1904-1994 (aged 90)
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    writerpoetprofessor
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    Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa, popularly known by his pen name Kuvempu, was an Indian poet, playwright, novelist and critic. He is widely regarded as the greatest Kannada poet of the 20th century. He was the first Kannada writer to be by decorated with the Jnanpith Award.

  5. Akhilesh Yadav

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    1973-.. (age 48)
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    politician
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    Akhilesh Yadav is an Indian politician and national president of the Samajwadi Party who served as the 20th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012 to 2017. Having assumed office on 15 March 2012 at the age of 38, he is the youngest person to have held the office. Yadav is the Member of Parliament for Azamgarh in the 17th Lok Sabha, being elected in 2019.

  6. R. K. Laxman

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    1924-2015 (aged 91)
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    cartoonistartistillustrator
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    Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman, commonly known as R. K. Laxman, was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He is best known for his creation The Common Man and for his daily cartoon strip, You Said It in The Times of India, which started in 1951.

  7. Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao

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    1934-.. (age 87)
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    chemistphysicist
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    Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao FRS, also known as C. N. R. Rao, is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He has honorary doctorates from 83 universities from around the world, and has authored around 1,770 research publications and 53 books. He is described as a scientist who had won all possible awards in his field except the Nobel Prize.

  8. S. M. Krishna

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    1932-.. (age 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Mysore
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
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    lawyerpolitician
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    Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna is an Indian politician who served as Minister of External Affairs of India from 2009 to October 2012. He was the 16th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1999 to 2004 and the 19th Governor of Maharashtra from 2004 to 2008. SM Krishna had served as the Speaker of the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha from December 1989 to January 1993. He was also a member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at various times from 1971 to 2014.

  9. U. R. Ananthamurthy

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    1932-2014 (aged 82)
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    poetwriterliterary criticuniversity teacher
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    Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was an Indian contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language. He was born in Thirtahalli Taluk and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement. In 1994, he became the sixth Kannada writer to be honored with the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India. In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India. He was the vice-chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala during the late 1980s. He was one of the finalists of Man Booker International Prize for the year 2013. He remained a fervent critic of nationalistic political parties until his death from kidney failure and cardiac arrest on 22 August 2014.

  10. Ram Madhav

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    politician
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    Varanasi Ram Madhav is an Indian politician who served as the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member of the National Executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and has authored few books. His latest is Uneasy Neighbours: India and China after Fifty Years of the War.

  11. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar

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    Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar
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    1919-1974 (aged 55)
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    poetcomposerphilosopherphilanthropistmusicologist
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    Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar; 18 July 1919 – 23 September 1974), was the twenty-fifth maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1940 to 1971, ruling from 1940 until the monarchy was abolished in 1950, continuing to hold the title of maharaja until princely titles were abolished in 1971, and remaining head of the erstwhile royal family with the unofficial title of maharaja thereafter through his death. He was a noted philosopher, musicologist, political thinker, and philanthropist.

  12. Raimon Panikkar

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    1918-2010 (aged 92)
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    philosophertheologianwriteruniversity teacherCatholic priest
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    Raimon Panikkar Alemany, also known as Raimundo Panikkar and Raymond Panikkar, was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest and a proponent of Interfaith dialogue. As a scholar, he specialized in comparative religion.

  13. Gopalakrishna Adiga

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    1918-1992 (aged 74)
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    poetwriter
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    Mogeri Gopalakrishna Adiga was a modern Kannada poet. He is known by some commentators as the "pioneer of New style" poetry.

  14. Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar

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    1953-2013 (aged 60)
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    politiciancricketer
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    Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar was the twenty-sixth head of the erstwhile royal family of the Kingdom of Mysore.

  15. Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    film directorfilm producerscreenwriteractorlyricist
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    Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar is an Indian director, actor, screenwriter and a lyricist who predominantly works in Kannada Cinema. He made his film debut as a screenplay writer in Kadina Benki which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and the Karnataka State Award. His directorial debut was Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda (1991) for which he won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story.

  16. Roddam Narasimha

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    1933-2020 (aged 87)
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    aerospace engineer
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    Roddam Narasimha was an Indian aerospace scientist and fluid dynamicist. He was a professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (1962–1999), director of the National Aerospace Laboratories (1984–1993) and the chairman of the Engineering Mechanics Unit at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR, 2000–2014). He was the DST Year-of-Science Chair Professor at JNCASR and concurrently held the Pratt & Whitney Chair in Science and Engineering at the University of Hyderabad. Narasimha was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, in 2013.

  17. K. Rahman Khan

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    1939-.. (age 82)
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    politician
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    K. Rahman Khan is a Veteran Politician belonging to Indian National Congress and a former Union Minister of Minority Affairs and also Ex-Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

  18. AAMS Arefin Siddique

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    academic
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    Abu Ahsan Mohammad Shamsul Arefin Siddique is a Bangladeshi academic who served as the 27th vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka during 2009–2017.On 15 July 2020, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh News Agency (BSS).

  19. Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar

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    1887-1976 (aged 89)
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    politician
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    Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar, KCSI was an Indian lawyer, diplomat and statesman who served as a senior leader of the Justice Party and in various administrative and bureaucratic posts in pre-independence and independent India.

  20. Kumar Malavalli

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    business executive
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    Kumar Malavalli is an Indian American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 1995, he founded Brocade Communications Systems with Paul Bonderson Jr. He currently serves as chairman of C3DNA Inc. and as a partner at VKRM Services, a boutique investment firm. He has also served on the boards of the Storage Networking Industry Association and the Fibre Channel Industry Association.

  21. Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah

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    Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah
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    1929-.. (age 92)
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    judgepolitician
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    Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah was the 25th Chief Justice of India. He served as Chief Justice from 1993 to 1994. He currently serves as the Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), a Modern Gurukula, a place where the teacher-student interaction occurs in the backdrop of the process of Integral Education that includes the five dimensions of: Intellectual, Cultural, Physical, Service and Devotional. and on the Advisory Board of Foundation for Restoration of National Values, a society established in 2008 that strives to restore National and Cultural Values of India.

  22. B. Ramanath Rai

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    politician
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    Bellipady Ramanath Rai is an Indian politician who was a Minister in Government of Karnataka from 23 May 2013 to 15 May 2018.

  23. Shobhana George

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    politician
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    Sobhana George is a politician and three-time Member of the Legislative Assembly of the state of Kerala, who, as an Indian National Congress candidate, represented Chengannur in the 9th, 10th and 11th Assemblies. She is the only woman to represent the same constituency consecutively for three years in the Indian National Congress Party.

  24. T. S. Krishnamurthy

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    Taruvai Subayya Krishnamurthy is a former Indian Revenue Service officer who served as 13th Chief Election Commissioner (C.E.C) of India (February 2004 - May 2005). His main assignment as C.E.C was to oversee the 2004 elections to the Lok Sabha. He had earlier served in the Election Commission of India as a commissioner since January 2000.

  25. S. K. Shivakumar

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    S. K. Shivakumar
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    1953-2019 (aged 66)
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    engineerscientist
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    S. K. Shivakumar was an Indian scientist from Karnataka state who worked at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) centres. He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

  26. R. K. Srikantan

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    R. K. Srikantan
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    1920-2014 (aged 94)
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    singermusician
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    Rudrapatna Krishnashastri Srikantan, known as R. K. Srikantan, was a vocalist of the Carnatic musical tradition of South Indian music. He was awarded the Madras Music Academy's Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 1995.

  27. M.R. Srinivasan

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    1930-.. (age 91)
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    engineernuclear physicistmechanical engineer
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    Malur Ramasamy Srinivasan, is an Indian nuclear scientist and mechanical engineer. He played a key role in the development of India's nuclear power programme and the development of the PHWR. He received the Padma Vibhushan Award.

  28. G. Venkatasubbaiah

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    G. Venkatasubbaiah
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    1913-2021 (aged 108)
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    lexicographerlinguistchildren's writer
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    Ganjam Venkatasubbiah, also known as G. V., was a Kannada writer, grammarian, editor, lexicographer, and critic who compiled over eight dictionaries, authored four seminal works on dictionary science in Kannada, edited over sixty books, and published several papers. Recipient of the Kannada Sahitya Akademi Award and the Pampa Award, G. Venkatasubbiah's contribution to the world of Kannada Lexicography is vast. His work Igo Kannada is a socio-linguistic dictionary which encompasses an eclectic mix of Kannada phrases, usages, idioms, phrases, and serves as a reference for linguists and sociologists alike.

  29. H. Narayan Murthy

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    1924-2011 (aged 87)
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    psychologist
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    Hosur Narayan Murthy was an Indian clinical psychologist, writer, philosopher, Sanskrit scholar and teacher who headed the department of clinical psychology at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) at Bangalore. He was born in the city of Bangalore in 1924 to Brahmin parents Hosur Ramaswamaiah Subba Rao and smt Rajamma. Murthy's father was an official at "Iron and Steel Plant" at Bhadravathi town in Karnataka.

  30. R. L. Jalappa

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    1925-.. (age 96)
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    politician
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    R. Laxminarayanappa Jalappa is an Indian politician who was the leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) from the State of Karnataka.

  31. S. Srikanta Sastri

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    1904-1974 (aged 70)
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    authorhistorian
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    Sondekoppa Srikanta Sastri was an Indian historian, Indologist, and polyglot. He authored about 12 books, over two hundred articles, several monographs and book reviews over four decades in English, Kannada, Telugu and Sanskrit. To his credit are such works as "Sources of Karnataka History", "Geopolitics of India & Greater India", "Bharatiya Samskruthi" (a compendium on Indian culture and tradition) and "Hoysala Vastushilpa" (a study of temple architecture of the Hoysala period in Karnataka). S. Srikanta Sastri was a polyglot well versed in fourteen languages spanning Greek, Latin, Pali, Prakrit, Sanskrit and German among others. He was Head of the Department of History & Indology at Maharaja College, University of Mysore between 1940 - 1960. He was conferred the Kannada Literary Academy award in 1970 and was subsequently honoured by Governor of Karnataka Mohanlal Sukhadia in 1973 during mythic society diamond jubilee function. A Festschrift was brought forth and presented to him during his felicitation function in 1973 titled "Srikanthika" with articles on History and Indology by distinguished scholars. His work on Indus Valley Civilization and town planning at Harappa and Mohenjodaro were published in successive articles and drew considerable attention. His Research articles on The Aryan Invasion theory, the date of Adi Sankaracharya, Oswald Spengler's view on Indian Culture, Jaina Epistemology, Proto-Vedic religion of Indus Valley Civilization and Evolution of the Gandabherunda insignia remain relevant today.

  32. Sunny Kurien

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    businessperson
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    Sunny Kurian is a Sharjah-based Indian-born pediatrician and the founder president of the UAE wing of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. He is the founder trustee of the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) and the chairman of Dr. Sunny's Group which he established in Sharjah in 1990.

  33. Rama Jois

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    Rama Jois
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    1931-.. (age 90)
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    authorpoliticianjudgephilosopher
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    Justice Mandagadde Rama Jois was an Indian politician and judge who served as a member of Rajya Sabha, as governor of Jharkhand and Bihar states, and as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was also a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.

  34. Ramarao Indira

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    Ramarao Indira
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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    sociologist
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    Dr. Ramarao Indira, M.A., Ph.D. is an Indian sociologist who lives in Mysore. In her University career spanning 42 years, she has held such positions as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Director of the International Centre and Honorary Director of the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Mysore.

  35. S. K. Ramachandra Rao

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    1925-2006 (aged 81)
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    writerpsychologist
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    Vidyalankara Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao was an Indian author, Sanskrit scholar and professor of psychology.

  36. Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy

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    Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy
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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    poetwriter
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    Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy is a noted Indian speaker, poet and writer supporting the voice of Dalits and unprevilaged communities. His writings advocates for eradicating caste system, untouchability and against fundamentalism. His works have been translated into various Indian languages, English, Spanish. He has been conferred with Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award.

  37. Kamala Hampana

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    Kamala Hampana
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    1935-.. (age 86)
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    writernovelist
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    Kamala Hampana is an Indian writer in Kannada language and Jainism. She was born at Devanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka. She worked immensely as a scholar, a professor, and a follower of ancient Archaic works. She has undertaken serious study and research in various genres of Kannada literature and has made some of the most serious and self-serving ideas of various genres.

  38. Sumatheendra R Nadig

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    Sumatheendra R Nadig
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    1935-2018 (aged 83)
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    poet
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    Sumathendra Raghavendra Nadig was an Indian professor and writer in Kannada. Nadig came upon the literary scene as a prominent modern poet in the 1960s. He was a close associate of Gopalakrishna Adiga, the leader of the modernist movement.

  39. Richard Crasta

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    novelistcivil servant
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    Richard Crasta is an Indian American writer and novelist. He grew up in Mangalore, lived in the United States for twenty years, mostly in the New York metropolitan region, and now spends much of his time in Asia. His works include the comic and frankly sexual coming of age novel, The Revised Kama Sutra (published in seven languages and ten countries to date), and fiction and nonfiction books such as Impressing the Whites: The New International Slavery; Beauty Queens, Children and the Death of Sex; the semi-fictional What We All Need; and The Killing of an Author.

  40. B. Prasanna Kumar

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    politician
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    Prasanna Kumar Basavalingappa better known as B. Prasanna Kumar is an Indian politician. He was a Member of Legislative Assembly for Yelahanka constitution from 1999 to 2008 and Pulakeshinagar constitution from 2008 to 2013.

  41. J. A. K. Tareen

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    1947-.. (age 74)
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    geologist
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    Jalees Ahmed Khan Tareen, also known as J.A.K. Tareen, was born in Mysore, Karnataka, India in 1947. He was the vice-chancellor of B. S. Abdur Rahman University, in Chennai, India from 2013 to 31 March 2015. He was the recipient of the Padma Shri award 2009 for the Literature & Education given by the Government of India. He is one of the current advisory board member of South Asia Foundation from India.

  42. K V Narayana

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    writer
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    Kampalapura Veeranna Narayana, also known as KVN, is a linguist, professor of Kannada language and literature, and a literary critic. He is currently the Chairman of the Kuvempu Bhasha Bharathi Pradikara, Government of Karnataka. He hails from Piriyapattana in Mysore district. During his time as a professor in Bangalore University, he initiated investigations into Kannada language and culture from the root level. He served as the registrar of Hampi Kannada University. His major areas of interest are Kannada language, literature, teaching and science.

  43. V. Seetharamaiah

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    V. Seetharamaiah
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    1899-1983 (aged 84)
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    essayistwriter
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    Venkataramaiah Seetharamaiah commonly known as Vee See, was a Kannada poet, writer, essayist, critic, editor and teacher who taught Kannada literature at University of Mysore between 1928 to 1955. He is a recipient of the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award (1973), Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award and a Honorary Doctorate (D. Litt) from University of Mysore in 1976. He presided over the 36th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana (Kannada Literary Conference) at Kumta in 1954.

  44. Vijay Kumar Kapahi

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    1944-1999 (aged 55)
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    astrophysicist
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    Vijay Kumar Kapahi was an Indian astrophysicist and the director of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, an autonomous division of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Known for his research on radio galaxies, quasars and observational cosmology, Kapahi was an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies – Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy and National Academy of Sciences, India – as well as of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for his contributions to physical sciences in 1987.

  45. D. L. Narasimhachar

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    1906-1971 (aged 65)
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    writerIndologist
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    Doddabele Lakshmi Narasimhachar was a Kannada linguist, grammarian, lexicographer, writer, literary critic and editor who taught at the Department of Kannada Language Studies, University of Mysore between 1932 - 1962. His knowledge of Halegannada (Old Kannada Language) helped him in reading ancient epigraphic records. He authored four books in Kannada, edited about nine volumes, penned eleven prefaces, wrote nearly hundred articles (both in Kannada and English) across three decades, seven monographs in English and outlined introductions to four Kannada works. He presided over the forty first Kannada Sahitya Sammelan (Annual Kannada Language Conference) held at Bidar in 1960. He was the recipient of the Kannada Rajyotsava Award from the Mysore State. In 1969, his alma mater - University of Mysore bestowed on him an Honorary Doctorate (D. Litt) in recognition of a lifetime contribution to the world of Kannada studies.

  46. P. S. Ayyaswamy

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    engineer
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    Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy is an Indian-born-American mechanical engineer, the Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, and inventor.

  47. H. Tipperudraswamy

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    1928-1994 (aged 66)
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    writerpoet
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    Honnali Tipperudraswamy was an Indian scholar and writer of Kannada literature. He wrote political history, religious realities and cultural aspects. He has written a few biographies meant for children on the lives of Kannada poets and Veerashaiva saints. He has made contributions to literary criticism and modern literature.

  48. M. H. Krishna

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    1892-1947 (aged 55)
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    historian
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    Mysore Hatti Krishna Iyengar was an Indian historian, archaeologist, epigraphist and authority in Indian numismatics. He pioneered the new field of Indology involving the study of Indian culture, history, music and traditions from a historical perspective. He is credited with the discovery of one of the oldest Kannada inscriptions, the Halmidi inscription, dating back to 350 A. D. He also discovered the remains of the city of Isila near Brahmagiri during his excavations at Chandravalli, Chitradurga. The forgotten tomb of Shahaji (Shivaji's father) was traced by M. H. Krishna during his years at the Mysore Archaeological Department. His years at the Archaeology Department saw him churn out many of excavation reports (close to 2000 inscriptions discovered) and these were later published in successive volumes of Epigraphia Carnatica. During Krishna's tenure at Bangalore, he was instrumental in cataloguing close to 6000 coins in the archives of the archaeology department there. He was trained at the University College, London under Ernest Arthur Gardner. and would later accompany Sir Flinders Petrie in his excavations in Egypt.

  49. H. R. Janardhana Iyengar

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    1908-1991 (aged 83)
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    engineercivil engineer
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    Haradanahalli Ramaswamy Janardhana Iyengar was an eminent engineer in Mysore, India. He made valuable contributions to the engineering profession during the 1940s and 1950s through his innovative methods and original designs.

  50. Fais Umer

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    1981-.. (age 40)
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    screenwriter
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    Fais Umer is an Indian film screenwriter and activist. Fais Umer known for his work in Malayalam cinema and Mappila onam Payasam Fest. He is popular for the Onnum Onnum Moonu

  51. Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy

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    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy, known by the pen name Indiresh or Ma Su Krishnamurthy, is a Kannada writer and Hindi writer.

  52. Abraham Mar Julios

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    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Dr. Abraham Mar Julios is the Metropolitan Bishop of the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Abraham was born to late Varghese Kakkanattil in Padinjaremannil branch of Paramel family, Cherukole-Kozhenchery and Annamma Varghese in the village of Kalloopara, Thiruvalla. Having completed his school education, he joined the Infant Mary Minor Seminary, Thiruvalla in 1961. He completed his philosophical studies in St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary at Vadavathoor, Kottayam. He had his theological studies in Propaganda College, Rome. He was ordained priest by Metropolitan Zacharias Mar Athanasios. After his ordination, he served as parish priest of Mycavu and Ounjil in Kozhikkodu. From 1974 to 1979 Abraham Kakkanattu was the Procurator and the Director of the Social Service Society of the Eparchy of Tiruvalla. Meanwhile, he served as the vicar of the parishes of Thalavadi North and South. In 1978 he started Matha Senior Secondary School in Thumboly, Alleppey district.

  53. V. P. Appukutta Poduval

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    Years
    1923-.. (age 98)
    Occupations
    activist
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    V. P. Appukutta Poduval is a freedom fighter, social activist and Gandhian from Kerala, India.

  54. N S Narendra

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    Occupations
    entrepreneur
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    N S Narendra is the chairman and managing director of FirePro Systems. He founded Firepro in 1992 with the intent of providing a professional platform in the Fire Solutions and Security space. He is a first-generation entrepreneur and has scaled up Firepro Systems to a leadership position in the Fire Safety and Security industry in less than decades.

  55. Prakash Kumar Pallathadka

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    Occupations
    botanist
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    Prakash Kumar Pallathadka is a Professor of Biological Sciences specializing in Plant Development, Tissue Culture, Plant Psychology and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.

  56. K.N. Ninan

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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    economist
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    Karachepone N. Ninan is an ecological economist. Dr. Ninan was born in Nairobi, Kenya where he had his early school education. Thereafter he relocated to India where he continued his high school and college education.

  57. Siga Arles

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    Siga Arles
    Years
    1950-2015 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    theologian
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    Siga Arles was an Indian missiologist and founder of the Centre for Contemporary Christianity (Bangalore, India).

  58. Shalini Urs

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    Shalini Urs
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Shalini R. Urs is an information scientist who pioneered the digital library movement in India, especially the Electronic Thesis and Dissertations and was awarded the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations- Adobe Leadership award in 2004 for her initiatives. She built a multilingual online digital library called Vidyanidhi in 2000, long before the digital era captured the imagination of many in India.

  59. K Bhogishayana

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    K Bhogishayana
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    Years
    1926-2003 (aged 77)
    Biography

    K Bhogishayana was an Indian educator. Considered a distinguished teacher, he had a strong social commitment beyond education to molding the lives and character of his students.