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Monday, May 07, 2012 9:12:52 AM (IST)  

Mangalore: Will Take Steps to Name Airport After Yellappa - DVS

Mangalore: Will Take Steps to Name Airport After Yellappa - DVS

Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)

Mangalore, May 7: A grand procession was organized in the city on Sunday May 6 to mark the birth centenary of Tuluva freedom fighter Barrister Attavar Yellappa.

The procession started out from Jyothi circle and culminated at Loyola hall, St Aloysius College. Chende dance, puppets, nasik bands and tableaux added colour to the procession.

Later, the valedictory of th three-day Attavar Yellappa birth centenary celebration was organized at the Loyola hall. The programme was inaugurated by chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda by traditionally lighting a lamp and by lending a hearty tribute to Yellappa’s portrait. Justice Santosh Hegde, former Lokayukta, presided over the function.

DVS urged the gathering to maintain the freedom that freedom fighters like Yellappa won for us by giving up their lives in the struggle. He also promised to discuss and work on the demand of the committee to name the Mangalore international Airport as Yellappa International Airport. He asked everyone to be united and fight against the present social evils like terrorism, hunger for power, Naxalism etc and eradicate these completely. "These kind of programmes also create awareness among us to about our freedom fighters," he said.

Suratho Bose, P V Saini, Jaghmohan Singh and Adil Shah were felicitated on the occasion by DVS and Santosh Hegde. Chakravarthi Sulibele’s 'Jago Bharath' was performed after the stage programme.

Dr B M Hegde spoke briefly on Yellappa. Dr M Veerappa Moily, Central Corporate affairs minister, released a book published on the freedom fighter.

Subratho Bose, Subash Chandra Bose’s brothers son, Adil Shah Nawaz Khan, Capt Shah Nawaz Khan’s grandson, Poornima Dillona, Karnal G S Dillon’s daughter-in-law, V P Shiny, chairman, Nethaji Research Centre, Punjab, Jaghmohan Singh, Bhagath Singh’s brother’s son, Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Yogish Bhat, dy speaker, B Ramanath Rai, MLA, S Ramesh, president, Mangalore Development Authority,  Krishna Mendon, dy mayor, P P Hegde, vice-president, state Bar Council, Janardhan Arkula, enterprenuer, Suresh Bhandary, enterprenuer, Kadambody Mahabala Poojary, Monappa Bhandary, BJP DK district, Srikhar Prabhu, president, BJP Mangalore South Constituency, Dr Annayya Kulal, Padmanabh kottari and K Gopal, president, Udupi Somakshatriya Samaj were present on the dais.

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Comments on this article
Victor Alvares, Mangalore/Muscat
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

DVS please stop your plan to extract some extra mileage from renaming the airport against which we have high degree of attachment. Name can be changed easily. Your contribution is required to improve the facilities and the safety of the airport. Where were you when our airport was not given the international flight landing status?

My request to Daiji is to kindly get into some investigative journalism to report as to why no other airline is allowed to land in our beloved airport. This is the need of the hour, otherwise, AIE will swindle poor passengers and take us for a royal ride as always.

If any dirty lobbying game is being played by anybody, we need to form a counter strategy to anyhow bring in new airlines to land at Bajpe.

nagesh nayak, bangalore
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

hey, Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur, Mangalore,






Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur, Mangalore
Tuesday, May 08, 2012



Shaikh Mohd Rizwan, Karkala
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Dear readers,

The airline passengers travelling to Mangalore may be in the future have to carry GPS if it is named after "Yellapa".The name goes if it is in Bijapur.
Mr.S.D.Gowda do not boughter about name focus on International status and amenities within the airport.Reduce airport taxes,get more landing rights and compensation to Air India flight victims.We Mangaloreans pay exorbitant fare comparing to rest of other states for the same distance.

Mr.C.M.nothing has improved even after the name changes to Bangaluru,Mumbai or Chennai.

Jai Hind

Neil Rodrigues, Mangalore
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

For someone who wrote SC Bose started the INA. Yes he did, but he went stretching his hands to the Nazi's and the Japanese that were murderers themselves. Unfortunately, while i respect the emotion. I have no respect for what he did and hope India realises this

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The name of George Fernandis can be considered for naming the Airport.

I hope there will be lot of support from Daiji readers!

I have great respect for George, but oppose the way some readers write the comments here.

ElDON D'souza, Bejai , Mangalore
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Damn you people!!! What is it with you and naming airports!!! Let the Airport remain peaceful with the name it has and only keep upgrading facilities
@ The GURU haha!! You sit in switzerland and comment on a Hijada country to attack our country are you that TERRORIST plannin somethinG???
@Dinesh Poojary, Rakesh, Mohandas Kapikad, Don Amnon - I know you are all good with your history on names of Freedom Fighters I respect them BUT HELLO!! DID YOU FORGET WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE AIRPORT NOT THE HISTORY of our fighters there are many fighters we cant go on naming the airport and it will be as long as our INDIAN RAILWAY LINE!And also MANGALORE is the name of the place which people hardly know and I know of people who still call it BANGALORE!!! and you want to change it to a name!! one place which gives little recognition to our Native ?? What is wrong with you people!!!
@ Nagesh Nayak- Man you are a PSEUDO!!!
@Vijay, Eulalia, Gladson- I agree with ya'll please DVS stop your DEVIOUS ideas on our place and make some real improvements. Like
1. Comparison - Kerala Tourism is off the charts why they just promote and encourage tourism - OUR GOVT. MANGALORE TOURISM DEPT. I HAVE TO BUY BROUCHERS!!!FOR PROMOTION WELL THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH BROUCHERS
2. There is an airport coming up in Kannur. So i think it's wise to Start up more Flights on the Int'l Route than giving permission to ONLY your SICK AIR INDIA EXPRESS GOVT. fleet.!!!
3. The road towards the Airport has been in Half a pathetic state for the last Decade and I feel embarrassed to tell the Foreign passengers who have visited it previously that well IT WAS STILL UNDERWAY THEN AND IS NOW!!!
4.The name is Immaterial, the staffing, the interior and the little details, rent to shop owners to attract more shops in the airport and fill up the empty gaps in the gaps filled only with AIR!!
These are a few requirements for which DVS you need to DEVIATE your attention to rather than go to change the name of our AIRPT

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Shri Yellappa and other revolutioneries did not get their due recognition in our country so far, because they opposed the cowardly attitude of Nehru and Co.

The British rulers left this country not only because of the freedom struggle by Gandhians, but also due to many factors including the struggle by the revolutioneries like Sarvarkar, Chandrashekhara Azad and Bhagath Singh.

Unlike Nehru, the revolutioneries sacrificed everything for the sake our motherland.

The people who denigrate Yellappa and others should not remain here as they are always a threat to our country.

Abdul Latif, Dammam
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Dear Mangalorens, Bekal Fort Airport will finish within few years,Keralites especially Kasaragod, Kannur travellers will not use the Bajpe Airport in future. Mangalorean will use. Fecility is not there up to the grade, I request all to support for the betterment of passengers. Existing name is The Best.Otherwise it will become ENILLAPPA Airport in coming days.

samuel pereira , bangaluru
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

edu yaraa airport , edu eliya appana airport, instead keep jayamala international airport.

Dattu, Mangalore - Doha
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

All the dead to rule the real world.
Wilfy's nights with our his absence, Jerome.... for rewards and now yellappa....
Just think my fellow mangalorians what you expect from this dead....
They are gone .... why you have to put yourself in problem cause of your fore....

Walter, Bajpe/US
Monday, May 07, 2012

A suitable name for the airport would be "The Table Top Airport". It fits the nature and unique in the world.

Vishal, Mangalore/Bangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Hon'ble CM, the existing name is one of the best names suiting the airport. It represents every local person. We are proud of this name. Short and sweet.

The Guru, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

vnayak, mangalore/switzerland

The airport which is coming up in Kannur, is a pick up, facility for Terrorist from Afghan, it is a gateway for India for them.

A state will not be considered to be a good state with number of Airports we have or much the state is developed, this are all Immaterial Things, At the end of the Love , peace and brotherhood that matters the most.

Jai Hind

The Guru, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

After reading the below comments its clear that most of the people does not respect any freedom fighters apart from gandhiji.

I hope days are coming close when some other HIJJADA country will come and conquer India, since most of the Indians are partiotic either to other country or either to thier religion and very few will fight for our nation like Yellappa.

Sir Yellappa may be your name will be given to the airport or not, but u will be in my heart forever for ur freedom struggle and also to the free medical treatment provided to the Needy without seeing any caste, creed or religion.

Jai Hind. Vande Mataram..

Robert, Bangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Mr. Nagesh Nayak, Why you are using 'hey'while addressing others. Try to give respect to others and their opinions.

vnayak, mangalore/switzerland
Monday, May 07, 2012

I have a question to all the people who consider this Yellappa a great freedom fighter.Perhaps he was,but most people do not know him.I have a lot of respect for Netaji Bose since he was a true patriot and his intentions were honest. But he and his army did collaborate with Germans and with the Japanese in the war in Burma. So the question is: If the National Army had succeeded in beating the British with the help of Germans and Japan,would India be a free country thereafter or a colony of Japan? (Barring the fact that Japan was beaten by the Americans later). So why is this Yellappa greater than Gandhi?

vnayak, mangalore/switzerland
Monday, May 07, 2012

I agree with Ahmed,Mangalore/Doha. Kerala is now planning a tourist airport in Kasargod to attract more tourists to the Baikal Fort.It may not be international,but a good begining.Let us look at the state in Karnataka: We do not have even a second international airport. Such a big tourism city like Mysore does not even have a functioning airport (just an empty building called airport).Great tourism spots like Hampi and Badami (which have hundred times more tourism potential than Kasargod) have no airports closeby. Is this the state of our "development"? Instead of worrying about naming the airport let us worry about why other states in the South are moving way ahead of our state in terms of tourism. Oh, who is/was our minister of tourism again?

Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru
Monday, May 07, 2012

nagesh nayak, bangalore

Nicely said.

Yellappa Intenerational Airport is the need of the hour for Mangalore

Similarly Hubli should be Rani Chennamma Airport

Belguam should be Sangolli Rayanna Airport

Mysore should be Sir MV Visheshwarayya airport..

vincy, bangkok
Monday, May 07, 2012

The CM and the BJP are digging the own grave by raising the issue of naming the airport.The Udupi MP election results are the clear proof that people have understood the difference of secular parties and religion based parties. The election is very near and BJP is taking a big risk.

Vijay, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

This DVS seems to be full of devious schemes. Otherwise, why would anyone stir a issue into controversy which is not there at all? Please you DV please don’t play politics even in naming an airport. Who the hell is this Yell ? And what connection does he have or had with Mangalore? Why do you create unnecessary controversy and divide people? If there is no consensus ok, forget it, just keep the name as it is. Rather try to improve the services of the Airport. First of all what have you done towards making it into an Int’l airport? Stupid DV.

For that matter, our former Yeddappa is much better I feel. At least he will not bother with these silly issues as he would be too busy making personal money by looting mines, land grabbing, de-notification, visiting temples and donating tax payers’ money and throwing stones at Churches ! He is better off.

The airport must remain Mangalore Airport, preferably Mangalore Int’l Airport.

Charles D'Mello, Pangala
Monday, May 07, 2012

What is wrong with the name "Managlore International Airport"????? Why do we require the change will it make anything good for identity??? why can we make a cocktail name of all prominent persons of the region..!!???

Rakesh, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

DVS, I was not very good in history in school!!!
Do we have to tell any one like “Chatrapathi Shivaji” in Mangalore? If not just go for Nethravathi International Terminal Mangalore.

Paresh Mehta, Mulki/A'mbad
Monday, May 07, 2012

Mr.shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

A recent archeological find in Kuwait unearthed a gold-plated statue of the Hindu deity Ganesh. A Muslim resident of Kuwait requested historical research material that can help explain the connection between Hindu civilisation and Arabia. For your information King Vikramaditya's empire extended up to Arabia. Even one of King named Ashuthosh is ruling up to Ethopia - If you need just find out itself in the Bible. You cannot able to fool majority people with your wrong notions.

Christopher D'Cunha, M'lore/AUH
Monday, May 07, 2012

Why we took so long to find a person of this caliber? How we can get more info on this great personality?

Eulalia D'Souza, Bijai / Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Dear Hon. CM, with due respect to you & all concerned in this issue. My point is after all " What does the name matter''?? Instead of CM announcing name change, wish he could do some betterment of the facilities at the airport and other infrastructure concerning our city. How long, how often will you keep changing city names, airport names as per your wims n fancies? Just b'coz you attend a programe in honour of " Yellappa" that is not " Ella appa" ( that's not the end of it..) you have better things to do as our CM.
Like KR Prabhu has rightly mentioned, we have many more people who are worth having their names carved in the city. But it is not possible. Lets be realistic in life & concentrate with need of the hour -basic infratructure, good roads every where, drinking water facility, proper power supply, streamline education system etc etc..!!!!list goes on.. Give better facilities for Tourism Infrastructure..

With due respect to our Freedom Fighters & their families, I think CM should think more concrete than these silly matters.
Lighter side of it : we the Travel & Airline Industry personnel will have a tough time to manage with long, longer, still longer airport names...!!

Ronald D'cunha, Bajpe
Monday, May 07, 2012

Well said Paresh Mehta/Ahmedabad. India is looted by Mughals several times.

Ronald D, Udupi
Monday, May 07, 2012

Nagesh, you are a cofirmed psuedo. With your Yellow RSS glass, you find others that way! Not your mistake! it is fanatic belief makes you psuedo! Yalla! Enjoy!!

Bala K. shetty, Manglore - Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Dear Gladson, Brahmavar good to note your great granfather was a freedom fighter wiht who he has fought MUGUALS /BRITISH / FRENCH / PORTUGUSE....I have heard name Appa Naik

nagesh nayak, bangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

hey, anamika, Mangalore,

You psuedos guys will not hesitate to make fun of freedom fighters.

shrimaan yellappa is far better than your gandhi family.

The name indira gandhi international airport & rajiv gandhi international airport also longer than runway.

If we keep quiet we may see tomorrow following airports:

sonia internatonal airport

rahul domestic airport

vadra table top airport

priyanka interantional airport


psuedos have no objection on the above names.

Mohandas Kapikad, Mangaluru
Monday, May 07, 2012

Readers who want to know who is Yellappa, please go to Thokkottu & just before crossing to Ullal, you can find a hospital just left side of NH in the name of Nethaji Yellapa Memorial Hospital. It has been there since two & half decade, & our foolish readers who are more familiar to Nehruji-Indraji-Rajiviji-Soniaji-Rahulji, might not have noticed it or might have had blind eye towards this name.
Naturally, Centernary Year comes once in 100 years & not frequently.. & so now the matter is raised. Forget Yellapa, the Nehru family has over years suppressed other freedom fighters of its own colleage as Sardar Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, besides Subhas Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Thilak. Names of freedom fighters are projected as to see only Nehru family & Gandhiji, & less importance is given to others.

Tippu Sulthan was a ruler & not a freedom fighter. He fought to protect his soverginty & not freedom of nation. Whereas, Subhas Chandra Bose who was founder of Indian National Army, fought for the liberty of the land.
It is this Indian National Army that is still in existence today & protecting the nation. And for everyone to remember, the Nehru hirearhy has accumulated good deposits in SwissBank, while others like Subhas Chandra Bose, or Yellapa, Lal Bahadur Shastri or so, have sacrificed their assets to nation. more or less a service then selfishness. If suggestion for Mangalore Airport would be Rajiv or Indira, most readers would be in praise, but when it is suggested with name of Yellapa, ther are unable to digest, & they are ommitting their fealings. Jai Hind........

Hasain GK, Moodabidre
Monday, May 07, 2012

In our area (Moodabidre, Gantal katte) one of most popular freedom fighter was there....his name is Ettrppa ...... not ellappa...I think by mistake they put name Ellappa...

Ahmed, Mangalore / Doha
Monday, May 07, 2012

U guys keep fighting to re-name the airport and Kerala has 5 international airports. Very soon they will build another airport in Kasargod and all mangaloreans will land there. Then you can name it yellappa airport to enilappa airport

cyril peris, kadri/Kuwait
Monday, May 07, 2012


Arun, Mangalore /DXB
Monday, May 07, 2012

I cannot stop laughing,,,if you really want classy names, here are few more suggestions.
1. Katrina Kaif Intl, Airport
2. Tushaar Kapoor Intl, Airport
3. Abhishek Bachhan Intl, Airport

Gladson, Brahmavar
Monday, May 07, 2012

Basrrister Attavara Yellappa International Airport! Name of the airport would be longer than the runway at the Mangalore airport. If you want to name this airport by Yellappa's name because he was a freedom fighter, then I too have a claim. My Great-Grandfather too was a freedom fighter and he too was 'Appa' for my grandfather. So why not name airport as 'Inasappa International Airport? If anyone asks who Inasappa is, please tell he was a freedom fighter. Whether you name it Yellappa, Yedyurappa, Eshwarappa, Huchappa or Berchappa, how different the airport and the facilities at the airport would be than what exist now? Let me reiterate my earlier views on the same subject. Someone wants it to be named after Rani Abbakka while the other wants it to be named after Srinivas Mallya,

One more wants it as Tulunadu Airport and no wonder after some years one more will want the airport to be named as DVS Gowda Airport. There was no one even bothered about the airport and the happenings over there when for years together it was in doldrums, hanging often between the worst and bad. Now that the airport has seen changes, international flights have been introduced, everyone wants a piece from the cake! The persons who have toiled directly and indirectly to make this airport what it is today, are still thinking about further developments. But the persons, who have not contributed even a bit, even when it was possible to them, are trying to hog the limelight now? Instead of using your influence in changing the name of the airport, use it for the betterment of airport, to increase facilities for the passengers, to rehabilitate those who have been displaced, to construct and maintain good roads and if possible to turn it into complete International airport. At least people will remember this contribution of yours. Which is important right now? Renaming the airport or maintaining and furthering the development and good things that are happening at the airport?

Rakesh, Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

One of the most debated article after long time, nice to see people(s) unity.

Please click “Agree” if you Agree my Agree comment. Click Disagree if you Disagree my Disagree statement.

Don Amnon, Lower Bendoor, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

I agree with KR Prabhu. Rakesh and twin bro Nagesh better learn history of Mangalore. The following list of person contributed lot to Un devided DK Disrict.

Central Govt one of them.

1.Karnad Sadashiva Rao.
2.Kudmul Ranga Rao.
3.Ullal Srinivas Mallya - Greatest Visionery
4.Benegal Narasigha Rao - Indian bureaucrat, jurist, diplomat and statesman known for his key role in drafting the Constitution of India.
5.Kamala Devi Chattopadhya

Wilson Pinto, Neerude / Muscat
Monday, May 07, 2012

It is a better time to convert the name of BAJPE Airport into BJP Airport. As my house wooden electric meter board contents BJP short form for BAJPE area. It is a combination of area as well as ruling party in Karnataka. Political parties very much interested to change the name in their tenure instead of constructing somthings which is benefitted to many and generations to remember like dam, bridge etc.

rehna, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012


Udaya Shetty, Doha/Mulky
Monday, May 07, 2012

I agree with Vinayak, first we should expand Airport Arrival and departure seperate..Arrival will be Koti Airport and Departure will be chennayya Airport

Satish-Chilly Willy, Kemmannu/Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Stop fighting for airport congrats to Barrister Attavar Yellapa, and apprise yourself of History and be proud of this mangalorean must be proud to know these History and Managlorean to make this program suceess and we must wish all the persons behind this program.

Dr. Shanu Kumar, Attavar
Monday, May 07, 2012

Well said Mr. Herald..As a mangalorean i feel ashame to tel our airport name "Yello appa airport"..@ hard 7 fast to implement your hidden agenda's or else the world will comes to end soon..:)..I am sure 10000000% that they will never put name of Tippu even for a small street also...forget abt airport..:

Bharat, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

No doubt Sriman Yellappa has done deeds to the country, and are truly proud of him.
Wonder if Nagesh,Rakesh and people like them ever heard of his name before? so much for their love to the nation.
If at all Sriman Yellappa is living, he will die of shame - for giving his life and personal life for such unworthy people of a nation called India. He would surely not like the idea of naming the airport after him. He would more likely fight for a better airport first and then fade away.. this is what fighters do !!
I call upon Daijiworld to bring such unsung freedom fighters from the coastal region to the limelight and let people know how many of them have given their life to this crazy country that we have destroyed.
Jai hind !!

John Tauro, Mangalore / Kuwait
Monday, May 07, 2012

What's in a name? A rose is always a rose is what Shakespeare said. Places always tend to retain their original names despite spending huge amounts in for such unwanted projects. Mumbai Airport is still called Bombay Int'l Airport by the general public despite changing its name to Chatrapati Shivaji In'l Airport. Even New York airport in the U.S. is called after the name of the city and not as J.F.Kennedy Int'l Airport. Likewise Mangalore Airport will always remain as Mangalore or Bajpe Airport. Renaming will only change the signboards. But let the Government ensure that no undue expenditure is involved in such non-developmental project.

vishwanath nayak, mangalore\USA
Monday, May 07, 2012

Till the time i was read this article I was thinking yellappa yarappa. but after reading the article in the link i am convince that he is great leader, whose name never surfaced.
As it is said people remeber who is the first person who stepped on the moon but don't remeber the second person. Here also people remeber Bose but not this great person from our soil.

I was always thinking when i look a hospital in thokkotu saying what is a unusual name Netaji yellappa hopsital. Now i know what does that mean.

Kindly popularise this person in national level.

recently i heard another great sole from our region was instrumental in making the constitution of india, but people remeber Ambedkar but forgot benagal Narsingh Rao

vnayak, mangalore/switzerland
Monday, May 07, 2012

First,let us make sure that the airport will be a proper airport with international status and a proper road leading to and from it.Right now it looks like a jungle airport road.

secondly,if we really want a name there may be many from Mangalore or undivided DK: K.Sadashiva Rao,Srinivasa Mallya,Shivarama Karanth,TMA Pai etc.If you want to go back in history,why not Mangala Devi or Koti Chennaya? Why this unknown Yellappa name?

shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi
Monday, May 07, 2012

Presh Mehta/A'bad.

You are blind and are influenced by the RSSs perverted ideologies. I can feel the stench of hate in your comments. RSS is full of ideologies against minorities. Now to your convenience you call taj mahal as Tejo mahalaya just to fool public. Shahjahan built this monument in memory of his dead wife Mumtaz and named it as Mumtaz Mahal and when british came they nick named it as Taj mahal as Mumtaz was too long for them... Shahjahan was sent to jail by his own son for misuing public funds.. Even I have read in your RSS books that Taj was built by Rana Pratap Singh...There has never been a temple in the place of Taj as claimed by you saddists.. At that time, there was no scarcity of land and you claim that muslim rulers destroyed 30000 temples and built mosques... Can you name 100 such temples??? NO you cant...U r good in spreading hate and venom...With the policy of venom and hate, you are going back to be ruled again by british and mughals...Tomorrow you may claim that Mecca is built by your Sankaracharya... Hypocrisy at its height......U take Nathruam Godse with you and name Ahmedbad airport in his name and include his name and deeds as role model in next years curriculum... Stop spreading venom and hate..before the same venom and hate engulfs you and you are lost in the flame of hate...

Mahesh, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Fully Agree no body else has done some much for Mangalore as Mr. Srinivas Mallya

Udaya, Mulky/Qatar
Monday, May 07, 2012

I Liked it

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai
Monday, May 07, 2012

I fully agree with Nagesh and Rakesh.
Mangalore airport should be named as “Mangalore Yellapa International Table Top Airport”.

munna, mudigere
Monday, May 07, 2012

Yaakapp? Hengappa? Yaarappa..? Yellappa ..? Ondu Artha aagallappa

ronald d souza, M,lore/Abuhabi
Monday, May 07, 2012


Mr. Ancil , Mangalore / Bahrin
Monday, May 07, 2012

Gowdru in his allocation said people to be united and fight against the present social evils like terrorism, hunger for power, Naxalism etc and eradicate these completely. What about Corruption ? All wealth is looted already. Now planning to loot our airport too.. Thank god Airport was given to Private Sector for construction or else even there would be pits on the run way...
Just imagine air hostess saying: Eeliappa airportu banthu... and passenger saying yellappa banthu... saav kanri bakra nan maklu airport hesru kooda kedsbitru...
No one is concernerd in improvising the airport but concerned only on giving unwanted names.. These many days we were proud that we are in manglore... everythn is stolen and looted including name..

Narayan K, Attavar
Monday, May 07, 2012

For those who know little about Barrister Attavar Yellapa, Please read following link and apprise yourself of History and be proud of this mangalorean soldier..Jai Hind.

Remembering a Tulu patriot...

Kindly give your insightful thoughts on how to immortalise this great freedom fighting soul, rather than fighting for name of Mangalore Airport.

Bulsam, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Naming the Airport on anybody’s name is not a good idea. Let it be Mangalore Airport as it is a destination name that will be recognised by all. May we dedicate this airport to some local personality but changing the name is not a good idea.

Paresh Mehta, Mulki/A'mbad
Monday, May 07, 2012

Mr.shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

Even Taj Mahal once Tejo Mahalaya - a Shiva Temple. Mughals have destroyed all evidence according to there needs. Even Britishers tried to change concept of Hinduism - a ancient religion. Many of records destroyed as and when attacked by other's - still India retain glory of it's past.

We need Airport to be named after Late Shri Yellappaji. Don't worry shortly it will also include in next curriculum. Good thing always remain same after many years also.

anamika, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Mr. nayak and Rakesh Shetty unnecessarily inviting the ire of Daijji Readers. I am sure till today morning these 2 guys never heard of Yellappa. All of sudden they enlightened by this name and began to comment as if they know him from the childhood. Now they are planing to change the name, later they may change the anouncement in the airport in Thulu. Just imagine if it changed to thulu..during departure." Dubai - Yellappa vimana raayera thayaraad undu. yathriker daya malthed suitcase pathondu passport thanike malpina roomugu povodaad vinanthi malthondu ulla"..On arrival " Muscat - Ellappa vimaan jappera thoovondu undu.. mugel jaasthi ithinedthavara jappera choru late aavu..." upon landing anouncement from captain " Unthu vimanada driver sompanne patherune... nama yellappa airportudu daala pajeethi ijjande land ayaa.. nikuleg danyavada"..
Dear Daiji we are keen to know about this Yellappa. Please publish his Biography.

Vikram, Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Truly majority of people never heard this name before... Mr.Yellappa ! Please put proper name, after people should not search "ellappa ee Airport"???

Mustafa, Mulky
Monday, May 07, 2012

Yelli appa international aiport Adhu eegalu Domestic Airport first int'l Airport then give name

Monday, May 07, 2012

It is in right spirit to name the Mangalore international airport with a freedom fighter who had worked for Bharat's (India's) freedom from overseas/international level. If people of Mangalore or for that matter Karnataka or the whole country had never heard the name of revolutionary freedom fighter Yellappa and many such freedom fighters name, it is the government and the historians and the media to be blamed. Most of the revolutionary freedom fighters came to be known only during 1998-2004. Mangalore airport should be ideally named after Yellappa, besides releasing of a postal stamp, and naming of other land marks like a flyover, ring road and establishment of a chair at Mangalore university among others. His achievements should also be included in the text books

brian, mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Before u.s mallya and now yellapa......i think next time swami nityananda....let them mangalore airport as international......then discuss name

Zakir Hussain, Mangalore/Kuwait
Monday, May 07, 2012

We are proud to be a Manglorean, i am suggesting no need to be change mangalore international airport to any other name, this only politics plying with people's emotions.

Ronald D, Udupi
Monday, May 07, 2012

DVS is getting into unwanted things. Let him concentrate on good governance and at least good roads to airport!
I never heard of yellappa whole my life! Leave the Manglore Airport as it is. Practice your politics at other regions! Enough scope left for you!!
There should be new law not to change name of Mangalore airport by anyone anytime in future so that energy on debate and man hour can be saved!

Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar
Monday, May 07, 2012

RR, manglore good one dear, cant stop laughing..

Ajay , Mangalore/Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Superb Mr.Alwyn Permude

sham, mangalore/abudhabi
Monday, May 07, 2012


Anna, Mangalore/Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

DVS...Just take steps not the elevators please...........

Robert, Bangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

We are all Mangaloreans first and would like to remain the same. So, please keep our Airport name as "Mangalore International Airport" and don't think of changing it.

rajesh, mangalore/dxb
Monday, May 07, 2012

Nagesh nayak dont just support and comment for the sake of doing it.

Read my comment again there are many many freedom fighters like him in mangalore.

Why only yellapa from where he came up now?

Dexter, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

In 32 years of my life, i have never heard of Yellappa. No mukya rastey or adda rastey named after him. No maidans named after him.
Please let the name be left at Mangalore International Airport else when an air hostess announces Yellappa Airport, passengers might actually say "Yell-appa airport kanistaney illa".

stephen, kiram,mangalore,dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

better u can demand reddy brothers name otherwise yeddy,,,nice laaaa...

Agnello, Mangalore/Muscat
Monday, May 07, 2012

Yellappa Airportu?

RR, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Namma raajakeeya pudarigalige thale yalli yenoo illappa!!!

Alwyn, Permude
Monday, May 07, 2012

Dear CM
No Yellappa please. "Managalore Internatinal Airport" is absolutlely fine. We are proud to be Mangalorians. Please don't get into repackaging what is existing. If you want to keep Yellapa, then build a new ariport under BJP rule and name it what ever you want...there is so much of scope to do it. Why grab the credit of someone else work. Kundapura & Udupi needs a airport. So please look at it. Begam ki shadi main abdulla diwana....Abdulla = DVS.

nagesh nayak, bangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012









Rakesh shetty, mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012




Suresh, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

If the name of airport really needs a change...I would suggest K.S.Rao or U.S.Mallya who are known to most mangaloreans and have contributed immensely to the region.

KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bengaluru
Monday, May 07, 2012

I fully endorse the statement here made by Shanavaz Kukkikatte.My self and many like me hither to never heard of the name Attavara Yellappa.Why the name of this great patriot was not made known to the students yet.All of a sudden,announcement by our CM to name the Mangalore air port after Attavara Yellappa makes no sense and the step is in haste mixing politics in it.
Karnad Sadashiva Rao was a staunch Gandhian and known as Gandhi of the South being great freedom fighter and social reformer as well.He had made great contribution for the upliftment of the socially back ward class people in so many ways being member of "Mission for Depressed Classes" He gave up his legal profession for the sake of participation in freedom struggle and lost every thing for the sake of his mission.It will be a fitting tribute to name the Mangalore air port after this great son of Dakshina Kannada.
Alternatively, there is another suitable choice to name the Mangalore airport.i.e., Late Ullal Srinivas Mallya,a three time MP from Udupi constituency.He too was a great freedom fighter and close associate of Jawaharlal Nehru.He is known as father of modern Dakshina Kannada comprising Udupi and Mangalore.Today whatever we see around Mangalore by way of developments is because of Late Sri Ullal Srinivas Mallya's vision.His visionery contributions to DK are:
1.Mangalore-Bangalore National highway
2.Mangalore-Mumbai NH
3.Circuit house,Mangalore
4.Town hall Mangalore
5.KREC,Suratkal(now NITK)
6.New Mangalore Port,Panambur
7.Bajape airport
8.Ullal bridge across river Nethravathi
9.Mangalore Hassan Bangalore railway line
10.All India Radio station Mangalore
We have great respect and regards for Yellappa's contrubution as a freedom fighter.Let us be prudent and reasonable when it comes naming of Mangalore Airport.

Herald, Kudla/Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Barister Yellappa....
Neevu modalu Yellappa???
How come, you come, all of a sudden?
Tell us what he did?
I still like the way Tippu Sultan fought with British. Even the Maratas and Nizaams betrayed him, he fought and died for the Mother land, his children were captivated. Yet no Airport under his name.
Though he captivated our ancestors (Christians) for coastal area and tortured them, I still admire Tippu Sultan.

sunil, mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Galthi se bhi sonia gandhi aur rahul gandhi mat dalo naam

Roshith, Padubidri/Muscat
Monday, May 07, 2012

Really a shock news that DVS suggesting to put Yellappa name for Mlore Int Airport. As commented Depa Naikar so many "Appas" in Karnataka so we have to change lot of names as "Appas" . I was just imagining while Air hostess announcing " Now we are reached YELLAPPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MANGALORE !!!"- Dear Politician act smart don’t act too Smart.

Narayan K, Attavar
Monday, May 07, 2012

Dear DW..
Very good coverage given on barrister Yellapa. It is sad and pity that present generation know very little about this great freedom fighter from Mangalore. naming airport or some main road would be fitting tribute from present generation. Also I request education department to include his name and his works in history and kannada books along with other great martyrs of India. Really proud of Barrister Yellapa and his abilities to muster youth into the INA, Indian National Army. More so, he wanted to set up largest Bank of the world during 1940's and started Hind bank, and collected Rs 30 crores from people then !! If Nataji had so much trust in Barrister, that he sent him to Singapore and Thailand to provide leadership, I assume Yellapa to be a great fighter like Veer Bhagat Singh... We sincerely need to learn more about this humble fighter and dedicate to his memory landmarks, else we will be wasting a valient soldier's blood and next generation will be lost for words when Barrister Attavar Yellapa's name is mentioned. Jai Hind.

Ashok, Udupi/Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Hon CM , I am a strong supporter of BJP. Unfortunately I never heard the name Barrister Attavar Yellappa, even though I am a Graduate. Let us salute the Barrister & change the Name to " Mangaladevi Intl Airport"

jayant S, suratkal/riyadh
Monday, May 07, 2012

The airport should be named as 'MANGALURU ANTARRASHTRAIYA VIMANA NILDHANA' nothing less or more. Mangaloreans fit into producing all kind of personalities but we did not produce Mother
Teresa, Gandhiji, Nehru or likes. We are proud only as Mangaloreans and remain like that way. Please protest if any other names crops up.

Rakesh, Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

DVS asked everyone to be united and fight against the present social evils like terrorism, hunger for power, Naxalism etc and eradicate these completely but forgot to include fight against corrupt officers and ministers, unauthorised local Goonda(s) etc.

We need to think twice before we change the present name of the Airport as it may have unfavourable consequence on our International claim. Instead we can rename some building or flyover or traffic circle (roundabout) or bus stop or finally even KSRTC etc.

Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar
Monday, May 07, 2012

Hidden manthra, BJP new history, Atlast we found someone from our place to replace the worship Damodar Swarkar to Barrister Yellappa, refer file photo no.9

Depa Naiker, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

In my life time, this is the first time I heard the name Ellappa..
If he was a freedom fighter, build a monument in his name. Don't rename Managalore Airport by his name. Already we are fed up with somany "Appas" in Karnataka and sorry to accept any more appas. Instead of renaming only the airport, let us rename whole karnataka state as "Karnappaa". These politicians are amazing creatures and whenever elections approaches, they are searching for innovative tricks to woo the voters. This is one among them

vincy, bangkok
Monday, May 07, 2012

DIRTY POLITICS AGAIN. it is nice to read as ' Mangalore Intl airport'

J.Salian, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Waste of time & money only for the political gain...who is this mallappa? I never heard of him ever beeing a mangalorean..

Monday, May 07, 2012

Ellia varege ee ELLAPARANNU, Political PARTY elli ittitthu?BJP playing with emotions earlier , present and future also.They have no agenda,program and policy.....

rajesh, mangalore/dxb
Monday, May 07, 2012

Managalore International Airport is better i am saying again

Not ellappa International Airport.

prashanth Kamath, M'lore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Yellappa bedappa.

George Belman, Belman
Monday, May 07, 2012

It is probably my ignorance but as someone who grew up in Mangalore I don't ever recollect any freedom fighter Yellappa. (I don't mean to be disrespectful here to Late Yelappa)

Why sudden focus on this unknown person as far as majority of populace is concerned? And now CM wants to name airport of this person?

Mangalore International Airport is well and nice. There is no need to rename it after some forgotten person.

Vinod, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

No to Yellappa International Airport. Politicians should refrain from naming the airport using some names that suit their political gains.. Why not "Mother Teresa International Airport" ? or just keep "Mangalore International Airport"....

Mr. CM, please don't play politics.Mangalore has a great culture of diversity and we need to maintain that diversity while keeping the name of our international airport.

More than half of the Mangaloreans don't even know who Yellappa is?

rajesh, mangalore/dxb
Monday, May 07, 2012

I never heard of this freedom fighther, like him there will be many such freedom fighther.... Let the govt find out them and shade some lime light so that we all can know..

Somewhere i feel this one is biased towards one particular party..

Yellappa International Airport!!! no why cant we proudly say
Managalore International Airport

as anamika said its much weighted one

Rakesh Dsouza, Mangalore, Dubai
Monday, May 07, 2012

Respected CM, first concentrate on improving the current infrastructure facilites in the Mangalore Airport and this airport as International Airport instead of renaming it to gain the vote bank. Let it continue with the existing name. It is sad to say that our leaders always make all the efforts to re-name the existing icons but they never do anything to improve the existing icons.
Dear CM, if you are so willing to give respect Barrister Yellappa, please do something new so that the common people may remember you as well.

shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi
Monday, May 07, 2012

Better name it as karnad sadashiva rao international no ellappa airport. When we were studying why this Ellappa was not introduced to us in our curriculum..? Why late introduction.. I havent heard about Ellapa until DW gave this news clip...Karnad is very close to Bajpe, the K.S.Rao suits for naming this airport.....BJP wants mileage in the name of Barrister Ellappa.....Partys dont lose a single opportunity to get mileage in any given scenario....Next time I should be flying to K.S. Rao International airport, Mangalore... That sounds fine and more suitable...

Rakesh shetty, mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012


anamika, Mangalore
Monday, May 07, 2012

Every thing is ok.. but naming the Airport as "' Yellappa International Airport""... is it sounds nice???.... .. Kepp the current name "Managalore International Airport" which has a weight in hearing...

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