Karnatak Lingayat Education Society

Karnatak Lingayat Education Society

Karnatak Lingayat Education Society

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Karnatak Lingayat Education Society ()was founded in 1916 by seven educated youth with the objective of bringing education to the Kannada speaking region of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency and what is today the North Karnataka region. The founder life members of the KLE Society are:
  • Shri S.S. Basavanal (7 November 1893 - 22 December 1951)
  • Shri B.B. Mamadapur (24 July 1887 - 5 October 1976)
  • Shri M.R. Sakhare (1892 - 1951)
  • Shri H.F. Kattimani (1 June 1889 - 8 April 1964)
  • Shri B.S. Hanchinal (18 March 1891 - August 1979)
  • Shri P.R. Chikodi (February 1884 - 8 January 1961)
  • Shri V.V. Patil (10 April 1888 - 3 July 1979)

Headquartered at Belgaum, KLE Society currently runs over 160 educational institutions spread all over North Karnataka, South Maharashtra, Bangalore and New Delhi. Besides the educational institutions, it runs health care institutions including the super specialty KLE Society's Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre at Belgaum.

Intellectuals - Part of KLE Society in its early Years

G.S. Paramasivaiah was a student of the Nobel-laureate Sir CV Raman was the first Principal of the Karnatak Science College, Dharwad.. He was also the Secretary of KLE Society Belgaum.He played an important role in founding of Karnatak University.In 1947, then Government of Bombay Province made attempts to establish a university in Bombay Karnataka. As per the resolution No.7914 of Education and Industries Department, the Government of...
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