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Who's Who in Shimoga

Every city gains immense popularity owing to some of the popular personalities who are residing in the city or have that destination as their birthplace. Like any other cities, Shimoga city also known as Shivamogga also has some popular personalities that make the region to be proud. The entire city lies on the Tunga River banks and it has the pride of being the administrative headquarter for the Shimoga district. Shimoga city's geographical location which shows that it is situated at an altitude level of about 569 m above the sea level and is under the control of the Shimoga City Corporation. During the budget session that happened in the year 2013-2014, the Karnataka State Government has upgraded Shimoga City Council to City Corporation.

Shimoga City Corporation
The city has many well known officers who hold respectable positions in Shimoga City Corporation

Famous Personalities from Shimoga

Shimoga city is the birthplace for many numbers of famous personalities who have achieved big in various industries. The following are some of the most wanted and the famous personalities who were born and made Shimoga city a proud one.
  • K.S. Eshwarappa was the Ex-state President for BJP and he was the Deputy Chief Minister for the State of Karnataka, was born and bought up in Shimoga city.
  • Khadi Shankarappa is a veteran freedom fighter who made his path to get freedom to India along with many freedom fighters.
  • Justice M. Rama Jois was a senior advocate in Supreme Court of India and he was also the former Governor for Jharkhand
  • Shimoga Subbanna is a famous playback singer who was born in Shimoga city
  • Sudeep is a successful actor and a director in the Kannada Cinema
  • Ashok Pai, famous writer and a psychiatrist
  • HD Chandrappa Gowda is yet another writer and a physician from Shimoga city
  • Lakshmana Kodase, a famous writer and journalist from Shimoga city has written more than 25 books. Many people all around the world critically acclaimed his works.
  • TR Krishnappa, the Human Rights Activist has been a big inspiration for many youngsters from Shimoga
The following are the list of personalities who are working for the State Government of Shimoga. Some personalities are a part of the Shimoga Municipal Corporation who strive together to provide the best administration to its people.

Member of Parliament (MP) in Shimoga

B.Y. Raghavendra
Residence: 7th Cross, 3rd Stage, 2nd Block, Vinob Nagar,
Shimoga, Karnataka
Phone: (0821) 222081

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Shimoga

K.B. Prasanna Kumar
Indian National Congress
Residence: Santrupti Ashoka Nagara, Shimoga, Karnataka
Phone: 9448124897

Deputy Commisioner

Mukappa M. Karabimannanavara
Phone: 9980125449

Revenue Officer

V. Jaganath Rao
Phone: 9742675846

Senior Health Inspector

Phone: 9844245494

Senior Heath Inspector

B.N. Venugopal
Phone: 9743538259

Junior Health Inspector

Phone: 9164950642


Khursheed Banu
Phone: 9343310234

Vice President

Rekha T.S. Chandreshekar
Phone: 9845834641

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