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Five places in Bengaluru that underwent a name change

With the demise of actor-politician Ambareesh on November 24, the BBMP has planned to rename a road in Bengaluru after the actor. We take a look at famous roads of Bangalore that were renamed.

Five roads in Bengaluru that changed their names
Karnataka, First Published Dec 22, 2018, 6:00 PM IST
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Sandalwood actor and politician breathed his last on November 24 following a cardiac arrest. The BBMP has now decided to rename the Bengaluru's well-known Race Course Road as Ambareesh Road to honour his contribution to the Kannada film industry. This, of course, is not the first time that a famous road changed its name. We take look back at some of the names that were

Here is a list of 5 famous roads in Bengaluru that underwent a name change:

Cavalry Road to Kamaraja Road

The military legacy derived from the Bangalore Cantonment covers the other identities which Kamaraja Road, aka Cavalry Road, once assumed. The variety of communities occupying its by lanes remain on but are seldom acknowledged. The old Bengalureans will continue to remember this road as Cavalry Road though it was renamed in the 1970s after Tamil Nadu's former chief minister and president of the Indian National Congress, K Kamaraj.

South Parade Road to MG Road

The present, Mahatma Gandhi Road or MG Road was earlier called South Parade Road. Known as South Parade in the pre-independence era, it was renamed Mahatma Gandhi Road on February 26, 1948.

Doddepete to Avenue Road

When Kempegowda I built the Bengaluru Pete (the old city), two main streets (Chickpete Street and the Doddapete Street) served as its lifelines. Today, it is popularly referred to as the `heart of Bengaluru', forms the present-day Avenue Road.

Hardinge Road to Pampa Mahakavi Road

The Mahakavi Pampa Road forms a primary link connecting KR market, Shankarapuram, and Basavangudi. It is 2.2km away from the Town Hall.

Sampangi Ramaswamy Temple Road to Cunningham Road

Being one of the busiest commercial streets of Bangalore, it is located in the Vasanth Nagar area and was named after Francis Cunningham, who was an officer in the Madras Army and a member of the Mysore Commission.

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