BANGALORE: The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved the proposal sent by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna to name the Bangalore International Airport after the founder of Bangalore, Kempegowda.
In a written letter, Krishna said his proposal has been accepted by the ministry and would now be brought up in the next Union Cabinet meeting for clearance. The same demand had been made earlier when the airport became operational. Suggestions were also made to name the airport after the 12th century social reformer Basaveswara.
However, the proposal made by Krishna said that since Bangalore was established in 1537 by Kempegowda, the airport should be named after him.
He has further mentioned that Mysore Airport will be named after Tipu Sultan and Belgaum Airport after Akka Mahadevi.