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About Martyrs

Many forest officers and field staff have lost their lives during service, while protecting the forests from smugglers, anti-poachers or sometimes due to wildlife attack. The name of such officers/ staff are included in the list of Martyrs in the memory and honour of such brave officers/staff, who lost their lives in protecting the forests of our country.

Martyr's day is observed on 11th September of every year.

List of Martyrs

Sl No Name of the Martyr Designation Name of the Division Date of Demise
1 Shankar Mudalagi Forest Guard Belagavi 13-08-1966
2 Madanaik Forest Guard Chamarajanagar 29-12-1966
3 Jogegowda Forester Chamarajanagar 29-12-1966
4 Abdul Ahamed Forester Kollegal 19-01-1971
5 Ahamed Khan Forester Kollegal 30-01-1971
6 Huchashetty Forest Guard Chamarajanagar 09-11-1976
7 K.N.Rangaraj Aras Range Forest Officer Hassan 05-07-1978
8 G.I.Hampaiah Forest Guard Belagavi 30-08-1982
9 N.A.Basarikatti Forest Guard Belagavi 25-03-1983
10 K.M.Prutukumar Forest Watcher Forest Research, Madikeri 27-08-1983
11 H.A.Hanumanthappa Range Forest Officer Chikkamagaluru 26-01-1985
12 Khanapuri B D Forester Belagavi 08-11-1986
13 Aravinda.D.Hegde Range Forest Officer Sirsi 19-04-1988
14 B.C.Mohanaiah Forest Guard Kollegal 04-08-1989
15 H.Basavanne Forest Guard Sagar 06-11-1989
16 P.Srinivas Deputy Conservator of Forests Chamarajanagar 10-11-1991
17 B.Nagaraju D Group Bhadra WL 23-06-1994
18 M.R.Pojari Forest Guard Dharwad 14-06-1995
19  G.K.Annaiah Elephant Kavadi Chamarajanagar 17-10-1996
20 K.S.Vittal Forest Guard Virajpet 14-05-1997
21 L.Lokesh Forest Guard Sagar 12-10-1997
22 S.T.Ganesh Dailywage employee Sagar 12-10-1997
23 Y.Hanumanthappa Forester Sagar 28-11-1997
24 P.A.Ponnappa Forest Guard Hunsur WL 23-12-1997
25 G.K.Rama Forest Watcher Hunsur WL 30-07-1998
26 M.V.Ranganagowdar Range Forest Officer Belagavi 20-03-1999
27 Srinivasaiah Forest watcher Tumakuru 24-07-1999
28 Veerabhadrappa Forest watcher Shivamogga WL 26-10-1999
29 Annappa Mallappa Mugalkhoda Forest Guard Haliyal 26-07-2002
30 Kalegowda Forest Guard Chikkamagaluru 21-08-2002
31 M.D.Shirahatti Forest Guard Gadag 23-01-2005
32 Rajashekarappa Forest Guard Tumakuru 14-03-2006
33 H.C.Narayan Forest Watcher Shivamogga 07-04-2007
34 Dr.G.K.Vishwanath Assistant Veterinarian Director Bannerghatta National Park 02-01-2008
35 Manjunathappa Forest Guard Bhadravathi 07-06-2010
36 Prabhakara B Forester Mangaluru 09-02-2011
37 M.H.Nayak Assistant Conservator of Forests Dandeli Sub Division 08-05-2012
38 Dabbanna Dailywage employee Bannerghatta National Park 09-08-2012
39 Ramayya Dailywage employee Bannerghatta National Park 14-07-2015
40 Pandalingaiah Forest Guard Ramanagara Division 09-09-2016
41 Murugappa Tammanagol Forest Guard Bandipura Wildlife(Kalkere Wildlife Range) 18-02-2017
42 Manikandan S Chief Conservator of Forests Nagarahole Wildlife 03-03-2018
43 Mahadeva Forest watcher Cauvery Wildlife 26-04-2018
44 Chikkaeeraiah Forest watcher Cauvery Wildlife 26-04-2018