She has been working for the uplift of the downtrodden for the past thre decades. She is instrumental in forming more than 300 self-help groups for financial empowerment ofoppressed classes. Jodatti, a native of Kabbur village in Belagavi district, formed Mahila Abhivruddhi Mattu Samrakshana Samsthe in 1997, dedicated for the welfare of Dalits and Devadasis.
A native of Mysuru, Ra Sathyanarayana has carved out a niche for himself in music, dance, physics and archaeology. He has served as sceince lecturer in Sharada Vilas College, Mysuru.
R N Taranathan and R N Tyagrajan, popularly known as Rudrapatnam Brothers are a well-established name in carnatic music. Native of Rudrapatnam in Hassan district, they have conducted more than 2,500 concerts in the past 60 years.