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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 

Mallamada Leelavathi a sportsperson was born in Bekkesodlur, Kodagu. She was the first woman to score a goal in Kulletira hockey festival in 2018. Family Father Mallamada Jaya Mother Mallamada Vani Education Student of Field… read more »

Mandepanda Dr Pushpa Kuttanna(PhD) was born on 12th December, 1949 in Kodagu.  As a sportsperson she was the first woman from South India to represent the country in Basketball probably she was the first women… read more »

Maneyapanda Ashwini Nachappa is one of the famous sportsperson from Kodagu, was born on 21 October, 1967. She is an accomplished former athlete and an Indian film actress. She made her mark by winning several… read more »

Maneyapanda Muthanna Somaya a famous Kodava sportsperson was born on 12th April 1959 in Kodagu.He is a former Indian field hockey player from Kodagu, Karnataka. Education He did his schooling in St Mary’s Boys high school and later he went to… read more »

Mr. Mekerira Kuttappa a sportsperson fondly known as ‘Bellu Anna”, a resident of Muscat, Oman for over three decades is an avid hockey enthusiast and has been a strong influencing force to keep the hockey… read more »

Mekerira Nithin Thimmaiah a famous Kodava sportsperson was born on 8 december 1988 in Kodagu. A professional Indian field Hockey player who plays at the forward position. Education He is a graduate from St Joseph’s commerce college,… read more »

Mollera Ganesh(PhD) a famous Kodava sportsperson was born on 8 July 1946 in the Kodagu district in Karnataka. He began his sports career with football and played for Coorg district from 1960 to 1964. He… read more »

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