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Eminent People

Eminent People of Kodava tribe 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 Kodavas  have achieved laurels in all walk of life and prominent in every field and are listed for the future generations to know 

Kuppanda Chinappa was born on 15th February, 1914. He was one of the top Industrialist in India and commissioned into the Army in 1941. He served in the army during World War II. Author of… read more »

Kuppanda(Paruvangada) Chayaa Nanjappa a kodava entrepreneur was Born in Nalkeri, in Kodagu, founder-partner of Nectar Fresh – a company with a net worth of six crore rupees and a turnover of 10 crore rupees per… read more »

Ballachanda Len Aiyappa a famous Kodava sportsperson (born 31 March 1979) is an Indian professional field hockey player. He remained one of India’s best drag-flickers until he retired from the national team following a fallout with the Indian Hockey Federation in 2006.He last… read more »

Author of the page Major General Kodandera Arjun Muthanna (Retd) About Lieutenant-Colonel Codanda Madieh Ganapathy, MC, Indian Medical Service, was was commissioned in Indian Medical Service and joined the British Indian Army as a Temporary Lieutenant… read more »

Lt Col Kodira A Nanaiah from Kodagu served in the Army. He was the first commissioned officer in the family. Family Father Kodira Aiyappa Mother Kodira(Balachanda)Accavva Wife Kodira Sheela Son Kodira Appachu Daughter Ballachanda(Kodira)Seetha Career… read more »

Lt Col Konganda Machaiah born in Kodagu, served as an army officer and is the Managing Director of MAC security service. He is a keen sportsman and played hockey at the highest level in college…. read more »

Lt General Channira Bansi Ponnappa an Army officer and UN peacekeeper from Kodagu is known for his role as commander of the United Nations’ MONUSCO forces in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic… read more »

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