Kundgol is a famous place in Dharwad district of Karnataka. It is located about 14 k.m. South-West of Hubli and 32 k.m. South-West of Dharwad. Here a good deal of Poets, Musicians, Artists, Dramatists and Saints were born and brought up. They have rendered striking services and they have made this place holy. The soil of this land has produced national and international personalities.

Kundgol is famous for Hindustani Music. Rambhau Kundgolkar, popularly known as Sawai Gandharwa, a disciple of late Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, was born here in 1886. Pandit Sawai Gandharwa is the main architect of Kirana Gharana school of music and was produced many great disciplines like Dr. Gangubai Hanagal, Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Dr. Mallikarjun Mansur, Pandit Basavaraj Rajguru and Shri Babasaheb Nadger who have made miracles in an every molecule of music – a celebrated musicians that ever to be seen in this world. The Nadgir family of Kundgol is known for patronising Hindustani music. Shri Siddayya Yaliwal and Shri Basavaraj N Gudageri are the famous dramatists of this land.

Kundgol also produced many great religious personalities. Shri Guru Govind Bhat of Kalas taught Shri Shishunal Sharif. Later, Shri Sharif becomes one of the great saints of Karnataka.


Historically Kundgol comes under the core area of western Chalukya Empire. The existence of 11th century Shri Shanmbhulingeshwar temple supports this claim. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built with highly polished stones which are dovetailed into one another. The carvings and images on the pillars are well cut. The temple was a victim of Mahammadans and was repaired by a former Chief during 1808-09.


Kundgol is located at 15.250 N 75.250E. It has an average elevation of 615 meters (2017 feet) from sea level. The total area of the Kundgol town is 2.8 Sq.k.m.


As of 2011 Census of India, the population of Kundgol taluk is 1,65,568. Male constitute 84,806 being 51.2% of the population and Female constitute 80,762 being 48.8% of the total population. The literacy level of the taluk is 65.9%. Children under the age group of 0-6 years are 19,008.

The population of the Kundgol Town (urban population) is 18,726. Male constitute 9,423 being 50.3% and Female constitute 9,303 being 49.7% of the town population. The literacy rate of the town is 58%. Children under the age group of 0-6 years are 2,184. The town municipality was formed during 1877 and having 15 wards at present.






In 1974 men with a visionary zeal of Rottigawad and its surrounding villages come together with common ideas and goals towards rural development under the dynamic leadership of Late Sri. G.S.Patil. They were inspired in the belief that education was the only means to chart a progressive future. In fact the background to this inspiration lay in the non availability of education facilities in and around the villages of Rottigawad (Tq. Kundgol Dist Dharwad)and lack of higher education facilities in smaller township of Kundgol. This Group education committee was established in 1974 at Rottigawad under the chairmanship of Sri. G.S.Patil. Immediately they set themselves to the task of realizing the dream as a concrete high school. Soon Shri. G. K. Hiregouder High school came in to existence on the precious land donated by Sri. V.G. Hiregoudar in memory of his father. Thereafter in 1982 the high school was converted into Composite Junior College.






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