Phadeppa (Pavananjey) Dareppa Chaugule was India’s first Olympic marathon runner. He represented India in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium and finished 19th with a timing of 2 hours 50 minutes 45.2 seconds. He hails from the town of Belgaum (Now Belagavi) in Karnataka. It was Exactly 92 years ago, India made its entry […]
The cover design depicts Late. Sri Bandu Patil of Belgaum with the then PM of India Late Sri.Lalbahadur Shastri. Late Sri Bandu Patil represented the Indian Hockey team, which won Silver medal & Gold medal during 1960 & 1964 Olympics. The cover also […]
The first train in India was flagged off on April 16, 1853, a Saturday, at 3:35 pm between Bori Bunder (Mumbai) and Thane, a distance of 34 kms. The Londa-Belgaum (now Belagavi) line was opened on 21st March 1887, Belgaum to Miraj line covering 138.21 km (85.88 miles) was opened in December 1887. It was […]
A 1955 map shows all the forts near Belagavi. with inputs from Bramhanand Chipre and Aziz Hafiz Belagavi Fort Map Location : http://goo.gl/maps/kr8v Coordinates: 15°51’29″N 74°31’27″E The Belagavi Fort is located near NWKRTC Bus stand. At the entrance, there are two shrines, Ganapati and Durga. The fort is encircled by a moat. There are […]
The INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS held its thirty-ninth session at Belgaum(now Belagavi) on the 26th & 27th Dec. 1924. Gandhiji was the president of the Congress only on one occasion and the session was held in Belgaum.