Gudleppa Hallikeri

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Gudleppa Hallikeri
Born (1906-06-06)6 June 1906
Hosaritti, Haveri, Karnataka
Died Hubli, karnataka
Resting place Gandhi Grameena Gurukul, Hosaritti
Nationality Indian
Known for Gandhian movement, Freedom Fighter
Awards Iron Man of Karnataka

Gudleppa Hallikeri (1906–1971)[1] was an Indian freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti in Haveri district of Karnataka state.[2] He started a residential school Gandhi Grameena Gurukul in Hosaritti.

Hallikeri worked with many other freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mailara Mahadevappa and Sanikoppa, using peace protests and non-violence. There is a larger than life iron wrought statue of Gudleppa Hallikeri in his final hometown, Hubli.[citation needed]

Hallikeri actively worked with Aluru Venkata Rao in the unification of Karnataka.

Karnatak Lingayat Education Society's Gudleppa Hallikeri Arts, Science & Commerce College in Haveri, is one of the colleges in North Karnataka, named after him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shintri, Sarojini; K Raghavendra Rao (2000). The iron man of Karnataka: Hallikeri Gudleppa. Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha. Abstract. OCLC 499954697. 
  2. ^ Patil, Shankaragouda Hanamantagouda (2002). Community dominance and political modernisation: the Lingayats. Mittal Publications. p. 218. ISBN 978-81-7099-867-9. 
  3. ^ "List of the Institutions" (PDF). Karnataka Lingayat Education Society's Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Belgaum. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2014.