This is a List of Freedom Fighters in Karnataka who took leadership roles during India’s freedom struggle against the British.
It is important to remember that at the time of the freedom of India (in 1947), there was no Karnataka as we know it today. Instead, it dispersed into 20 different administrative blocks, kingdoms and administrations.
At this moment I want to remember and share with you the great personalities who sacrificed their entire life for the Freedom of India and Unite Karnataka.
Many Karnataka leaders who are directly or indirectly involved in the freedom movement, I try to gather all the information and you presented it to you, this list will not be static, I will update it again and again when it is researched.
I wanted to highlight these freedom fighters because, when we ask someone they will say about, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, etc. but when it comes to local region people don’t remember much of them, so to educate the students and researchers this article will be helpful.
We did not obtain freedom only through the effort of one or two people, millions of people contributed to the struggle. So I am proud to be able to name some Karnataka freedom fighters today.
List of Freedom Fighters in Karnataka
1. Kittur Rani Chennamma
She was the first female activist for the Independence of India who fought against the British Empire.
Chennamma could not beat them but she inspired many women to rise against British rule in the country. She was the Queen of the princely state Kittur in Karnataka.
2. Sangolli Rayanna
He kept on fighting even after the queen was imprisoned, but at last, he was caught and hanged in 1932. We remember for his braveness and loyalty towards his kingdom.
3. Umabai Kundapur
She was the lady of Hubli district who organized large volunteers at the time of freedom struggle, encouraged local women who were not stepped out of their home.
During her childhood, she moved to Mumbai with her family. Jallianwalla Bagh’s incidents made changed her route of life and joined the freedom movement with great revolutionaries.
4. Karnad Sadashiva Rao
He is a freedom fighter from the state of Karnataka. He was also from a wealthy Mangalorean family born in 1881. He was involved in the Indian Independence Movement and with his wife Shantabai’s support, he founded Mahila Sabha to help poor women and widows.
He was a true follower of Mahatma Gandhi, On the way of Hampankatta circle to Bishop house located in Mangalore city, is named after him. Also Sadhashivnagar in Bengaluru.
5. Tipu Sultan
Tipu Sultan, also known as the Mysore Tiger, ruled the Mysore Kingdom from 1782 to 1799. He was also a scholar, soldier, and poet.
Tipu was the first son of Hyder Ali of Mysore and his wife Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa. He was born to a Muslim family. He fought many battles with the British and took French support initially.
6. Onake Obavva
7. Muduvidu Krishnarao
8. Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya
9. N.S. Hardikar
10. V.N. O’key
11. Yashodhara Dasappa
12. Hyder Ali
13. Ranganath Diwakar
14. K.G. Gokhale
15. R.S. Hukkerikar
16. Sugandhi Murigappa Siddappa
17. T. Subramanyam
18. Tayamma Veerannagowda
19. Mahadevitayi Dodmane
20. Bellary Siddamma
21. Gowramma Venkataramayya
22. Nittur Srinivasa Rao
23. Narayan S. Rajpurohit
24. G.R. Pandeshwar
26. Alur Venkata Rao
27. Ranganath Diwakar
28. Abbakka Chowta
29. Gangadharrao Deshpande
30. Govindrao Yalagi
31. Srinivasrao Kaujalagi of Vijapur
32. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya
33. Nagamma Patil