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Malleshwaram is a north-western neighbourhood in Bangalore city. It's one of the zones of BBMP. It was developed as a planned suburb after the great plague of 1898,[1] which caused many people to move out of the city center. It derives its name from the Kaadu Malleshwara temple.[2]

Malleshwaram
neighbourhood
Malleshwaram is located in Bengaluru
Malleshwaram
Malleshwaram
Coordinates: 13°00′11″N 77°33′51″E / 13.0031°N 77.5643°E / 13.0031; 77.5643Coordinates: 13°00′11″N 77°33′51″E / 13.0031°N 77.5643°E / 13.0031; 77.5643
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560003

HV Nanjundaiah, the first Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University is credited with building of the then suburb of Malleswaram.[2] The neighborhood of Malleswaram hosts people from all walks of life. The Nobel laureate C.V. Raman, scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, badminton world champion Prakash Padukone, noted Carnatic musician Doraiswamy Iyengar and film stars Saroja Devi and Jaggesh have all lived here. [3]

LocationEdit

It is located in the north western part of the city and is in close proximity to Yashwantpur, Rajajinagar, Sadashivnagar, Sheshadripuram and the Kempegowda Bus Terminus.

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