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Heroic Freedom Fighters of Karnataka

The people who laid down their lives for us must be cherished and celebrated, and these heroic people listed below are the most celebrated ones in the history of Karnataka.

1

Kittur Chennamma

Kittur Chennamma

This queen led an armed rebellion against the British forces and vowed to never be taken over by them--with being a woman, when women weren't really given much priority back then.

3

Sangolli Rayanna

Sangolli Rayanna

He was the chief of Queen Chennamma's army and fought the British forces till his very end. For all that he'd done, he died a cruel death; he was sentenced to death by hanging on a tree.

2

Tipu Sultan

Tipu Sultan

A new coinage, revenue system, calendar system among much more were brought about by him. He's a hero for having fought against the British and resisting so much though he was executed by them later.

4

Onake Obavva

Onake Obavva

Here's the bravest there ever was--she killed a whole British troop that tried to enter her town by stealth, with just a mere pestle that grounds paddy!

9

Muduvidu Krishnarao

Muduvidu Krishnarao

"Krishnarao fought for unification of Karnataka." He was also an orator and a writer.

6

Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya

Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya

"Kamaladevi became a prominent leader during India's freedom struggle organizing satyagrahas, mobilizing volunteers and fighting deeply rooted social evils. She traveled all over the world publicizing India's cause."

7

Umabai Kundapur

Umabai Kundapur

"Umabai shunned limelight from the beginning and refused all voluntary post s and honors that came her way, came unasked and unhindered for. Her life and achievements are record of a long life of unselfish service to mother India."

10

Dr. N S Hardikar

Dr. N S Hardikar

"His precocious zeal for politics was evident in his early works. He founded the Bhagini Samaj, the Kanya Shala and the Arya Bala Sabha. He became the head center of literary and political associations. He became the rallying point of rising men of all shades."

5

Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali

Though illiterate, he's earned a most iconic place in history. He rose from nothing to mighty greatness. He died due to a cancerous growth, and thus didn't die a heroic death on the battlefield.

8

Ranganath Diwakar

Ranganath Diwakar

"Ranganath Ramchandra Diwakar was a patriot, philosopher and scholar. He served India as a political prisoner, President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee."