Major General Neelakantappa (Retd)
Born in Mandya district in Karnataka, Major General B.S Nealakantappa completed his primary education in Mandya and later his B.E , F.I.E and Chartered Engineering. He served in various positions in the Indian Army for over 35 years. He was a part of the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak war and instrumental in protecting the Indian borders of Kutar and Poonaw. He also served in corporations such as Runto Projects and Lemon Cements Ltd.