6 June 1906|
Hosaritti, Haveri, Karnataka
|Resting place||Gandhi Grameena Gurukul, Hosaritti|
|Known for||Gandhian movement, Freedom Fighter|
|Awards||Iron Man of Karnataka|
Gudleppa Hallikeri (1906–1971) was an Indian freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti in Haveri district of Karnataka state. 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.
Karnatak Lingayat Education Society's Gudleppa Hallikeri Arts, Science & Commerce College in Haveri, is one of the colleges in North Karnataka, named after him.
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- Patil, Shankaragouda Hanamantagouda (2002). Community dominance and political modernisation: the Lingayats. Mittal Publications. p. 218. ISBN 978-81-7099-867-9.
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