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August 22, 2009

Langford Road Or Kadidal Manjappa Road




Trivia time.

The official name for Langford Road is Kadidal Manjappa Road. Kadidal Manjappa was the Chief Minister of Mysore State for a short period (August 19, 1956 - October 31, 1956). Originally from Shimoga District, he is supposed to have been one of the best politicians Karnataka ever produced. Which also explains why he is not well known or famous. It's said that the King of Mysore discovered that Kadidal Manjappa did not have a house to his name and decided to gift him an acre of land belonging to the Palace in Bangalore, to him. Kadidal Manjappa refused the offer (Bewakoopha! Do you know how much that's worth now?!). He was also a lawyer, a writer and was responsible for introducing land reforms in Mysore/Karnataka state.

4 comments:

flyingstars said...

lovely colours, lighting & the composition....very nice!

megha punater said...

lovely

wandering soul said...

Whoa! What a perspective! :)
very nice..

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely.recently discovered your blog.Have been in blore for quite along time .nice perspective shot

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