List of people from Hubli Dharwad

List of people from Hubli Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad Twin city is the home of many national & international reputes. The various personalities who brought credit to the twin-city in different fields are:


Award winners

The national level award winner from this place.

Jnanapeeth Award Winners

The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India, it is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country.

  • Dr. D. R. Bendre
  • Prof. V. K. Gokak
  • Sri Girish Karnad

Bharat Ratna

Padma Award Winners


Padma Vibhushan

  • Sri Bhimsen Joshi
  • Smt. Gangubai Hangal(2002)

Padmashri Award

  • Dr. R. B. Patil

Academy Award

  • Dr. Shankar Mukashi Punekar

Famous Musicians, Poets,Artists and writers

North Karnataka is known for the melody of Hindustani music[1]. Dharwad district is the main place which producing national and international level musicians like Dr Mallikarjun Mansur, Dr Gangubai Hangal, Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Basavaraj Rajguru and Pandit Rajshekar Mansur.



  • Dr. D. R. Bendre
  • Dr. V. G. Gokak
  • Chennaveer Kanavi
  • Betgeri Krishna Sharma

Prominent Freedom Fighters

  • Gudlappa Hallikeri



  • Shri Alur Venkatgiri Rao
  • Prof. Bhusnurmath
  • Shri Patil Puttappa
  • Shri Shambha Joshi
  • Dr. K. S. Narayanacharya
  • Dr. Panchakshari Hiremath
  • Dr. Shankar Mokashi Punekar
  • Shri Saali Ramachandra Rayaru
  • Dr. R. Y. Dharwadkar

Business people

People from Dharwad

  • Ajaz Mukti

See also

Sudha Murthy


  1. ^ "School of Hindustani music to start its tune". Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ Mint (newspaper), The Wall Street Journal (December 18, 2009). "Gururaj Deshpande :The serial entrepreneur". 

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