|Tomb said to be of Hiriya Kempegowda, |
the founder of Bengaluru
The Kannada inscription on the tomb says it is that of Hiriya Kempegowda or Kempegowda I who died at the spot after a quarrel (jagala in kannada) while returning from Kunigal. Despite much information about Kempegowda I and his contribution to the growth of Bengaluru, historians were unable to locate his tomb till now. The tomb was accidentally found by one Mr.Prashanth Marur when he visited Kempapura village. The tomb was covered with shrubs and weeds, but its resemblance with the Kempegowda Towers at Bengaluru drew his attention. Till then no one had any clue about the historical importance of the tomb, though the few senior citizens in the village say that their grand parents had told them that the tomb was of Magadi Kempegowda.
|Inscription in Kannada on the tomb|