A.V. Road

Road Name: A.V. Road, initially called Albert Victor Road -in the memory of the former Prince is found at the Lalbagh entrance even today) – it was renamed Aluru Venkata Rao Road (after the leader of the Karnataka Ekikarana movement) post-Independence, ensuring that the abbreviation A V remained. Road Location: Chamrajpet 1st main road Detailed Description: The birth of Chamarajpet…

Mahakavi Pampa Road

Road Name: Mahakavi Pampa Road named after Adikavi Pampa (902 CE – 10th Century) Road Location: The Mahakavi Pampa Road is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It forms a major link connecting KR market, Shankarapuram, and Basavangudi. Its PIN code is 560018. It is just 2.2km away from the Town Hall. Summary: Remarkable poet, precise strategist, evocative translator and…

Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road

Road Name: Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road (Commonly called KH Road or Double Road) named after Kengal Hanumanthaiah (14 February, 1908 – 1 December, 1980) Road Location: The Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road (KH Road)/ Double Road is located near the Lalbagh area (Pin-code is 560027). Summary: Kengal Hanumanthaiah is mostly recognized as the second Chief Minister of Karnataka, and the man responsible for…

Mehkri Circle

Circle Name: Mehkri Circle named after Enayathullah Mehkri (1897 / 98 -1990) Circle Location: Bellary Road, Ashwath Nagar, Armane Nagar Summary: Mehkri Circle is named after Mr. Enayathullah Mehkri. Mr. Mehkri personally financed the proper levelling of the intersection of the Bellary Road and the Hebbal Tank area, so that bullocks would not need to struggle to pull…

Lavelle Road

Road Name: Lavelle Road named after Michael Fitzgerald Lavelle (Unknown – 1 August, 1917) Road Location: Lavelle road is an important road found in Bangalore, Karnataka. It connects Richmond circle and Mahatma Gandhi square. Its PIN code 560001. It is close to the Chinnaswamy stadium. Summary: Michael Fitzgerald Lavelle was the pioneer of modern gold mining in India….

Kasturba Road

Road Name: Kasturba Road named after Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi (11th April 1869 – 22nd February 1944) Road Location: One of the busiest and most crowded streets in the city, it is connected to M G Road to the north and J C Road to the south. Some important landmarks situated along Kasturba Road are Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Cubbon Park, Government Museum…

Shankar Nag Road

Road Location: Have you been to Shankar Nag road in Bommanahalli? Have you ever wondered who roads are named after? Or, wondered what led to the naming of roads after famous people? Most often, we wonder about why roads are named the way they are, but don’t give enough thought about it, or we don’t have…

BR Ambedkar Road

Road Name: Dr BR Ambedkar Road named after Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (April 14, 1891 – December 6, 1956) Road Location: Dr Ambedkar Rd, Sampangi Ramnagar, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 Famous for/ Contributions to society: This was to honour Dr. BR Ambedkar, the chairperson of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly of India, that which…

M. S. Ramaiah Road

Road Name: M.S. Ramaiah Road named after Dr. M.S Ramaiah (1922 – 1997) Detailed Description: Dr. M.S Ramaiah was the founder of the famous MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. He was a visionary, philanthropist and a pioneer in creating several infrastructure landmarks in India. Noticing the shortage of talented engineering professionals required to build a modern India, He…

Vittal Mallya Road

Road Name: Vittal Mallya Road named after Vittal Mallya (20th December 1955 – December, 1983) Detailed Description: Born on 20th December 1955 in Dhaka to Devi and Bantwal Ganapati Mallya, Vittal Mallya was a successful Bangalore based businessman. He was the youngest of the three. Vittal Mallya studied in the Doon School in Dehradun and later at the Presidency College…

Cubbon Road

Road Name: Cubbon Road named after Sir Mark Cubbon KCB Famous for/ Contributions to society: Cubbon road was named after Sir Mark Cubbon, who was a British army officer with the EIC. He later went on to become the British Commissioner of the Mysore state. During his tenure, he made great contributions to the functioning of Mysore as…

Cubbon Road

Road Name: Cubbon Road named after Sir Mark Cubbon (23rd August 1775 – 23rd April 1861) Road Location: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, M G Road, Vidhana Soudha Detailed Description: Mark Cubbon was born in the vicarage of Maughold, 23rd Aug, 1775. His father was Thos. Cubbon, afterwards Vicar-General; his mother, Margaret Wilks, daughter of the Rev. James Wilks, Rector of…