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
Mandanervanda Rajeshwari (Rani Appanna) from Palur village, Kodagu was the first Kodava lady flying officer (pilot) of Indian Air force. Her father served as a Nursing Superintendent at Victorian Hospital Bangalore Family Father Mandanervanda Appanna… read more »