Kolar Iyers

History of the people from Ashtagrama

Famous Personalities



Sri Y.M.L. Sharma –International Forestry consultant.  An authority on Ecology.  He was the Chief Conservator of Forests in the Govt. of Karnataka for a very long period.  He was the Dean of the Indian Forest College, Dehradun and Principal Forest College, Coimbatore.  He was an international expert on Bamboos.   He was the Advisor to several reputed govt. and Non Govt. organizations.


Tambihally V. Chandrasekhara Iyer (Shillangere)   was an Engineer, Agriculturist and a social worker.


Sri Venkataramanan –Forest officer in Govt. of Karnataka.


Sri G.Venkatesha Iyer (Periyanna) of Ganjigunte and his son Sri G.V. Rama Iyer were Landlords and Agriculturists of repute who experimented in new types of crops in Horticulture.


Sri D.K.Rama Iyer of Ganjigunte –Agriculture, Horticulture and Hotel industry.


Sri R. S. Krishnaswamy (Appaiyya) –An expert Horticulturist and Floriculturist who worked in the famous Brindavan Gardens, Mysore and Mysore Palace.


Sri Giri Subbarayappa and family of Devarayasamudram