Karnatak University, Dharwad (KUD), has decided to name University Law College after the eminent educationist and former Minister in the Bombay Provincial Government, Sir Siddappa Kambali.
Rich tributes were paid at a function held in connection with the 53rd death anniversary of Sir Kambali on the KUD campus here on Tuesday.
KUD Vice-Chancellor H.B. Walikar said naming University Law College after Sir Kambali would be a befitting tribute to that great person.
Earlier, Karnatak College, Dharwad (KDC), was meant to be named after Sir Kambali, but as the KCD was well-known by its original name everywhere, it was decided that naming the law college after him would be more appropriate, he said.
Remembering Sir Kambali's role in the KUD's development, Mr. Walikar said he had emerged as a saviour when the then Bombay Provincial Government decided to close down the university citing insufficient number of students.
Sir Kambali, who was an influential Minister handling as many seven portfolios, opposed the government's decision and threatened to resign if it stuck to its decision.
Eventually, the government succumbed to the pressure and dropped the plan.
And that's how Sir Kambali saved the State its second oldest university.