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‘Pond Man’ Kere Kamegowda dies at 84
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‘Pond Man’ Kere Kamegowda dies at 84

October 17, 2022

PM Modi had referred to him as one of the “water warriors” of the country Mandya: ‘Pond Man’ Kamegowda, popularly known as Kere Kamegowda, a shepherd from a remote Dasanadoddi village in Malavalli taluk of Mandya district, who had found a place in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ for creating over 17 ponds…

Kamegowda dug only pits but did not build ponds: Villagers
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Kamegowda dug only pits but did not build ponds: Villagers

July 18, 2020

70 villagers petition Mandya DC that ‘Pond Man’ was harassing them by denying access to graze cattle Malavalli: Just days after octogenarian ‘Pond Man’ or Kere Kamegowda of Dasanadoddi village in Malavalli taluk of Mandya district was recognised and lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ All India Radio address…

‘Water Conservation’ award sought for ‘Pondman’ Kamegowda
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‘Water Conservation’ award sought for ‘Pondman’ Kamegowda

July 13, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Karnataka Praja Party has urged the Government to confer ‘Water Conservation Expert’ award on ‘Pondman’ Kamegowda, who recently hit the headlines after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a reference to him in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio (AIR) last month. In a press release, Party President  B. Shivanna said…

‘Water Warrior’ Kamegowda takes ill
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‘Water Warrior’ Kamegowda takes ill

July 11, 2020

Admitted to hospital with severe leg pain Mandya: Kamegowda, an octogenarian shepherd from Dasanadoddi village in Malavalli taluk, Mandya district, who was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme for digging 16 ponds in his village to solve the village’s problem of water scarcity and converting the barren hillock into…

PM Modi calls shepherd from Mandya a ‘Water Warrior’
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PM Modi calls shepherd from Mandya a ‘Water Warrior’

June 29, 2020

The octogenarian, who created 16 ponds, responds, “It is the greatest joy of my life” Mandya: An 84-year-old shepherd from a remote Dasanadoddi village in Malavalli Taluk of Mandya found a place in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ that was aired on All India Radio yesterday. Modi, asking listeners to divert attention and…

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