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Dr. M. H. Krishna Doyen of Karnataka Archaeology
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Dr. M. H. Krishna Doyen of Karnataka Archaeology

His discoveries of ‘Halmidi Inscription’ (what was then the oldest known Kannada Inscription – 350 A. D.), of the site of lost Mauryan city of ‘Isila’ near Brahmagiri, of Shivaji’s father’s (Shahaji’s) forgotten tomb and his years as Director of the Mysore Archaeological Department where he was responsible for cataloguing nearly two thousand inscriptions is…

Prof. M. Hiriyanna: The Socrates of Mysore
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Prof. M. Hiriyanna: The Socrates of Mysore

He was an eminent Sanskrit Scholar, Philosopher and authority on Indian Aesthetics. Samskruta Sevadhurina Mysore Hiriyanna was the very embodiment of simplicity and humility. His philosophy lectures in the classrooms at Maharaja College, Mysore, later became a best-seller in the West under the title “Outlines of Indian Philosophy”!  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan visited Hiriyanna at his residence…

Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!
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Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bengaluru Mahamahopadyaya Rudrapatna Shamasastry was an extraordinary scholar who brought international fame to the city of Mysuru. He was born on 12th January 1868 at Basavapatna, to parents Venkataramaiah and Puttamma. At the age of 13, he came to Mysuru to study under Pt. Kallikote Sastry. He later joined Maharaja…

Krishnappa Venkatappa An Artist Extraordinaire
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Krishnappa Venkatappa An Artist Extraordinaire

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bangalore Krishnappa Venkatappa, the renowned artist, painter, sculptor and musician was among the few artists of his time to embody the idealism of the revival movement. His family had come to Mysore from Chitradurga during the reign of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III and were accomplished court painters (chitragaras) who were known…

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