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Stories from Coorg

A Personal Experience with General K S Thimayya

Image:  © Joseph Scherschel/Time & Life Pictures By Col N.C. Cariappa This article which I write on General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, is a personal account that stretches back to 1926 when I was five years old till the date of his demise in December 1965. In 1925, my father Codanda Madaiah Cariappa was then stationed at Sivasamudram…

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A bitter-sweet journey into the land of soldiers

Late Subedar B N Ayyappa with Mrs.Kaveriamma Most of the Ex-Servicemen of yore, who joined the British Indian Armed Forces during early 1940s, and participated in World War – II, is no more. However, there are still numerous widows of World War – II Veterans, around 70 odd years of age, living in Mysore and…

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SUBEDAR B.M. UTHAIAH: TALE OF A FORGOTTEN WORLD WAR–II SOLDIER

Ex-Sgt M N Subramani and Mrs.Shakuntala Subramani with Mrs.Thangamma, wife of Late Subedar Uthaiah Late Subedar Balatikalanda Medappa Uthaiah was born in Virajpet , Coorg  on 13 November 1908. He did his schooling in Virajpet.   After completing his S.S.L.C. (10th Standard), he took up a job in a Co-Operative Society in Mysore. He was…

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