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Patil Puttappa: A legendary during his lifetime

P uttappa Siddalingappa Patil or better known as Patil Puttappa or Papu to all his readers, admirers and a vast fan following was not just a towering personality in all the fields he came in contact with, but was a unique legendary figure during his lifetime. He was known for his penchant in being a versatile communicator on the subjects he dealt with in his public speeches and the articles he penned in his publications. At one time he was editing and publishing seven publications and that too simultaneously! He was the Editor of Sangam, the first Kannada digest.Although on record, Navayug was the first Kannada daily he took over as the Editor in Hubballi, he had started contributing to many English periodicals published from the then Bombay.Born in Kurabagonda of Haveri Taluk on 14-01-1919 in the then undivided Dharwad district, he had his Primary education in Halageri village and higher studies in Byadgi, Haveri and Dharwad. He did his law degree from Belagavi Law College with a

Rapists encounter: Vishwanath Sajjanar hails from Hubballi in Karnataka

V ishwanath Sajjanar , Cyberabad Police Commissioner, the IPS officer now being showered with a heap of praises from across the country and several other parts of the world incidentally hails from Hubballi in Karnataka. Vishwanath Sajjanar It is also not for the first time that the upright IPS officer's name is heard in such heroic feats. He had even encountered an Auto driver, accused in throwing acid on a married woman in Warrangal district. Then he was serving as Superintendent of Police(SP) at Warangal. The country woke up early in the morning on Friday with the breaking news of the culprits behind the rape and torching to death of 26 years old Veterinary doctor being shot dead in an encounter in the wee hours. Vishwanath Sajjanar's instant action following an attempt by the culprits to snatch rifle of the Police Commissioner and move to attack the police team with stones as reported has drawn a huge applause over the social networking sites. The police action has