Late. Sri. S Bangarappa
(26 October 1932 – 26 December 2011)
Sri S Bangarappaji was born on 26-10-1933 at Kubatur, Soraba, Shivamogga district, Karnataka. After obtaining a Bachelor of arts degree, a degree in law, and a diploma in social science, Bangarappaji began his political career as a socialist. He became known as a champion of backward classes. He served as the 12 th Chief minister of Karnataka between 1990 to 1992 during which he introduced many popular developmental programs. He served as MLA for many years from Soraba constituency, and also as a Member of Parliament for Shivamogga between 1996-2009. Bangarappaji was popularly known as “SOLILLADA SARADARA” meaning a leader who knows no defeat.