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.
Bollanda Pramila Aiyappa a Kodava sportsperson was born on May 8, 1977, in Kodagu, an Indian heptathlon Queen Pramila made her official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed twenty-fourth in the women’s heptathlon event. Family Husband Bollanda P Aiyappa Daughter… read more »