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Eminent People

Eminent People of Kodava have contributed immensely towards the growth of the Indian nation, despite them being in small numbers. Their most significant contributions are in the armed forces and in sports. Originally being land-owning militiamen farmers from Kodagu, hence their traditional twin occupations were as agriculturists and as soldiers. The distinguished among them had been local chieftains, palace officials, officers of the Raja’s army and brave battle veterans, therefore invariably having attained fame in either government service or in the local army.

Eminent People of Kodava used to grow paddy and plantation crops like bananas and pepper. Their descendants are now into coffee cultivation.

By Okka Addanda Addanda Cariappa Adengada Adengada Rajesh Achaiah Aiyuda Aiyuda Robin Uthappa Aiyanda Aiyanda Arjun Kaverappa Ajjamada Ajjamada Boppayya Devayya-Squadron Leader-Indian Air Force Ajjinanda  Ajjinanda Thamoo Poovaiah Ajjikuttira Ajjikuttira Justice Bopanna Ajjikuttira S Ponnanna… read more »

Addanda Cariappa former actor, singer,writer and theatre personality is the Member of Kendra Sahitya Academy and also won the Rajyotsava award. He is also a play writer, director, and film artist. Addanda Cariappa is a… read more »

Adengada Rajesh Achaiah from Kodagu is an entrepreneur who owns the Papera restaurant in Gonikoppal. Rajesh was called as ‘pape’ by his friends during his college days. Pape is referred as ‘Sir’ in Yarava Thakk… read more »

Air Marshal Baltikalanda U Chengappa, PVSM, AVSM, VSM retired early 2000. Before his retirement, he held the appointment as Air Officer Commanding, Maintenance Command IAF. Like father so is the son. A real chip of… read more »

Air Marshal Kodandera Nanda Cariappa was born on 4th January 1938 in Kodagu was an Airforce Officer. He is the son of Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa, the first Indian Army Commander-in-Chief. He is an environmentalist who… read more »

Air vice Marshal Biddanda C Nanjappa from Kodagu is an Air force officer who joined IAF and was commissioned on 23 Dec 1972. He has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order. He was awarded… read more »

Aiyuda Robin Uthappa was born on 11 November 1985 in Kodagu is a famous Kodava sportsperson. He is an International wicketkeeper-batsman who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He made his One Day… read more »

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