Kempe Gowda I – UPSC Prelims

Kempe Gowda I
  • Kempe Gowda I was a feudatory king under Vijayanagar empire.
  • He founded the city of Bengaluru in 1537 and named it after their family deity’s consort, Kempamma.
  • He is also credited with the construction of several lakes or keres for the purposes of drinking water and irrigation eg. the Dharmambudhi lake.