Mysore, June 5 (RK&KMC)-A two-day national seminar on the Life and Achievements of Naadaprabhu Kempegowda, the architect of Bangalore during 14th century, began at Hotel Sandesh the Prince in city this morning.

The seminar was inaugurated by Kannada and Culture Department Secretary B.R. Jayaramaraje Urs. Retired Professor of Mysore University Prof. M.V. Srinivas presided.

A Kannada book titled M.H. Krishna, penned by Dr. A. Sundara, was released on the occasion by litterateur Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah. Another book titled Rashtrakutas – Revisit, authored by Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah was released by KSOU VC Prof. K.S. Rangappa.

Litterateur Prof. D. Javaregowda, President for the seminar and KSOU Registrar K.R. Jayaprakash Rao were present. Archaeology Department Director Dr. R. Gopal delivered the key-note address.

Jayaramaraje Urs, speaking on the occasion, rued that there were no documented records or proof about the administration of Kempegowda, the erstwhile ruler (from 1530 to 1608).

"CM B.S. Yeddyurappa, in his budget, had announced about celebrating 500th anniversary of Kempegowda as Naada Habba of Bangalore city for which Rs. two crore has been allocated," Urs said.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore