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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 

Thathapanda Jyothi Somaiah a sportsperson from Kodagu is a  Badminton player who represented India in world Seniors Badminton Tournament 2019 held at Poland. Family Father Thathapanda Dally Somaiah Mother Thathapanda(Chettolira )Pookunji Somaiah Education School- Government… read more »

Theethamada Arjun Devaiah a sportsperson is an International acclaimed Athlete who was born in Kodagu. He is one of the first kodava to hoist a Indian National Flag in Pakistan and Only person in the… read more »

Thelapanda E Appaiah(Shambu) a sportsperson was born on 3 August, 1940.  He was a true champion right from his school days. He was encouraged by his teacher B C Aiyappa to run in his school… read more »

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