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Bidari is located in Karnataka
Bidari is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 16°31′35″N 75°27′31″E / 16.5264°N 75.4586°E / 16.5264; 75.4586Coordinates: 16°31′35″N 75°27′31″E / 16.5264°N 75.4586°E / 16.5264; 75.4586
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bagalkot
Talukas Jamkhandi
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,478
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bidari is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India.[1][2] It is located in the Jamkhandi taluk of Bagalkot district in Karnataka.


As of 2010 India census, Bidari had a population of 10478 with 4733 males and 4745 females.It is the last village of Jamkhandi taluk towards the north east.This village is surrounded by the Krishna River on three sides. Agriculture is the main occupation of the village residents. Sugar Cane is the chief crop grown here. There are 4 to 5 sugar factories nearby this village.[1]

The Bidari family[edit]

The 'Bidari' family is well known as the most powerful bureaucratic family of Karnataka. The family owns an extensive amount of land and property in the area. The Bidari Family also exerts a considerable amount of influence in the region. Many residents of the village have the surname Bidari.

Karnataka's famous IPS (Indian Police Service) officer, Shankar Bidari shares his family name with this place. His native place is the nearby village of Banahatti, but his ancestors came from this same village.

Shankar Bidari is an IPS officer of 1978 batch, now the very powerful police Commissioner of Bangalore. His daughter, Vijayalakshmi topped the country in the civil services exam of 2001. She joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), and is now Director, Information Technology, for the state of Maharashtra. She is married to Mallikarjun Prasanna IPS. He is a 2000 batch IPS officer, now serving as DCP in Mumbai.

Shankar Bidari's son Vijayendra Bidari joined the IPS in 2005. He is now serving as DCP in Chennai. Vijayendra is married to Rohini, an IAS officer of 2008 batch.

Some members of the Bidari family currently reside in the United States

The Bidari family in Nepal[edit]

Bidari family can also be found on Nepal on various districts like Kathmandu, Dhading, Makawanpur and so on. This surname belongs to members of both the Brahmin (priest) and Kshatriya (warrior) castes. Bidari have Kaushik gotra. Some families are in Rajbiraj and Siraha. Some families write Bimb, Sharma or Upadhyaya instead of Bidari.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Village code= 134100 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Yahoomaps India : Bidari, Bagalkot, Karnataka". Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 

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