ABOUT KARNATAKA AN OVERVIEW:

 
Capital : BANGALORE ( ALSO CALLED AS SILICON VALLEY OF INDIA)
 
Number of districts: 29 (approximate)
 
Population: 53 MILLION (approx)
 
Bordering States: Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
 
Technology and Engineering colleges in Karnataka: 105 (approx)
 
Famous Personalities, based on the following categories:
 
Cinema : Dr. Rajkumar, Girish Karnad, Shankar Nag, Ananth Nag, Aishwarya Rai, Vasundhara Das, Guru Dutt, Shyam Benegal, Nafisa Joseph, Lara Dutta, Dino Morea, Deepika Padukone.
 
Cartoonist :R.K. Laxman
 
Music : Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Kumar Gandharva, Doraiswamy Iyengar, Gangubai Hangal.
 
Kings and Nobels : Pulakesi II, Vikramaditya VI, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, Tippu Sultan, Raaja Wodeyar
 
Industrialists : Azim Premji, NR Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Vijay Mallya,
 
Science and Technology : Sir M Visveswarayya, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Dr Raja Ramanna,  Bhaskaracharya II, Shakuntala Devi, Prof. UR Rao
 
Cricket : EAS Prasanna, G. R. Vishwanath, J. Srinath, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Roger Binny, Venkatesh Prasad, B.S. CHANDRASHEKHAR
 
Other Sports : Prakash Padukone (Badminton),  Mahesh Bhupathi (Tennis) Ashwini Nachappa (Athlete)
 
Defense : Field Marshall  General Cariappa (Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army 1949-1953)
 
There are many different styles of Kannada Languages in Karnataka. For example : Bijapur/Gulbarga style, Hubli/Dharwad style, Udupi/Mangalore style, Bangalore/Mysore style, North Kanara style and so on…The people of Karnataka or so called Kannadiga’s are peace loving people and always a low profile people. Because of their hard working and intelligence the Capital of Karnataka is known as SILICON VALLEY OF INDIA since it is the main IT hub in India.
 
 
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