Cunningham Road

Road Name: Cunningham road named after Francis Cunningham (1820 – 3rd December 1875) Summary: Francis Cunningham was an Indian Army officer. He was the son of a famous poet named Allan Cunningham and had two brothers named Joseph Davey and Alexander Cunningham who spent most of their lives working in India. He entered the Madras army in 1838 and…

Alur Venkata Rao Road

Road Name: Alur Venkata Rao Rd (A.V Rd) named after Alur Venkata Rao (July 12, 1880, Bijapur – February 25, 1964) Road Location: AV Road is the first main road of Chamarajpet (which was the first extension created outside the old Pete area in 1892.) Summary: When the Kannada speaking people were unaware of their glorious past and the rich cultural…

Netkallapa Circle

Circle Name: Netkallapa Circle named after Rao Saheb Netakallappa Circle Location: Basavanagudi Detailed Description: Rao Saheb Netkallappa, was a contractor, grain merchant, banker, municipal councilor, legislator, philanthropist and social worker. He was an astute businessman with a heart of pure gold. His was a sort of grand modesty, heartfelt but extravagant; a merciless vivacity to leave no stone…

DVG Road

Road Name: DVG Road named after Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa Road Location:  Basaveshwara Nagar, Basavanagudi Detailed Description: DVG road is one of the famous roads in Bangalore, which is usually crowded and full of traffic. It passes through Gandhi Bazar from Nagasandra Circle and was originally called Nagasandra road. DVG road is named after the renowned Kannada writer,…

Anil Kumble Circle

Circle Name: Anil Kumble Circle named after Anil Kumble (October 17, 1970) Summary: Anil Kumble born 17 October 1970 is a former international cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker—only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and…

DVG Road

Road Name: DVG road named after Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa (born in 1889 – died on 7th October 1975)​ Road Location: Basavanagudi Detailed Description: The road which is broad, outstretched yet busy and full of life, that very road who has the daring to cut straight across Gandhi Bazaar and stretches from Nagasandra Circle is named after Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa[DVG]. This road…

Dickenson Road

Road Name: Dickenson road named after John Dickenson (28/12/1815 – 23/11/1876) Road Location:  F M Cariappa Colony Summary:​ John Dickenson was the son of a papermaker. He was not anxious to follow his father’s footsteps and took up no career in his entire life. He was educated at Eton College, which enabled him to become a great writer. He…