Kempegowda’s Vision: The Bedrock of Bengaluru’s Development

BENGALURU, Karnataka – Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in a press interaction, commended Nadaprabhu Kempegowda for his far-sightedness, asserting that his visionary ideals are the pillars supporting the thriving development of Bengaluru. This statement was made during the observance of the 514th birth anniversary of Kempegowda, celebrated grandly at the Vidhana Soudha.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah highlighted that Kempegowda’s vision stands as a testament to the city’s expansion. “Kempegowda, one of the greatest rulers, laid a strong foundation for Bengaluru’s development,” he declared. “He uniquely designed cities based on the distinctive occupations of the people, manifesting a vision way ahead of his time.”

Kempegowda’s administrative acumen is a beacon for present and future administrations, Siddaramaiah noted. As a chieftain under the Vijayanagara Empire in early-modern India, Kempegowda’s leadership abilities were exceptional. His birth anniversary is celebrated across several districts, including Bengaluru, honoring his contributions.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reminded everyone that it was the previous Congress government that decided to commemorate Kempegowda’s birth anniversary, named the Devanahalli airport after him, and established the Kempegowda Development Authority. Present during the occasion were Revenue Minister Krishna Byre Gowda and the Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Govindaraju.


Who is Nadaprabhu Kempegowda?

Nadaprabhu Kempegowda was a chieftain under the Vijayanagara Empire in early-modern India. He is celebrated for his visionary city planning and administrative prowess.

What role did Kempegowda play in Bengaluru's development?

Kempegowda is credited with laying the foundation for Bengaluru's development. He designed cities based on the different occupations of the people, creating a strong base for future growth.

How does the current Karnataka government acknowledge Kempegowda's contributions?

The Karnataka government commemorates Kempegowda's birth anniversary, has named the Devanahalli airport after him, and has also established the Kempegowda Development Authority.

Why does Chief Minister Siddaramaiah credit Kempegowda for Bengaluru's development?

According to Siddaramaiah, Kempegowda's far-sighted vision and the groundwork he laid forms the bedrock of Bengaluru's flourishing development.

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