Paruvangada Nirmala Ponnappa -Athlete
Paruvangada Nirmala Ponnappa a sportsperson was born on 11 December 1953. She was the National Champion in 100M, 200M and 400M.
She did her schooling in Sacred Heart Girls high school and graduated from Mount Carmel College Bangalore.
She was the National Champion in 100M, 200M and 400M.
She held the all India record for the fastest women for 100M.
Won Two Bronze medals in Asian Athletic meet held at Singapore in 1970.
She was awarded the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 1970.