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
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 »