Bengaluru: A long-awaited desire of the people of the state to perpetuate the memory of a brave warrior who fought against the British rule was fulfilled with the department of urban development issuing an official notification that the Bengaluru city railway station would henceforth be known as Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna railway station.
The state cabinet had taken a decision to name it so on September 13, 2013 and sent a recommendation to the Union government. The Union cabinet approved it on April 30 this year.
The then-chief minister B S Yeddyurappa had unveiled a life-size statue of the warrior in front of the station in Sep 2010
About Sangolli Rayanna
Sangolli Rayanna (August 15, 1798 – January 26, 1831) was a brave warrior who served as the army chief of Rani Chennamma of Kittur, who ruled the territory currently under Belagavi district. As an interesting coincidence, his date of birth is India’s Independence Day and the date of death is being observed as the Republic Day.
Queen Chennamma’s forces bravely fought the East India Company’s forces right till the end. Two Kannada movies have been made, based on Rayanna’s valour and bravery. The recent one starred Darshan Toogudeepa, Jaya Prada and Nikita Thukral.