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Venkappa Naik

(★ – 1858) – (Karnataka)

Venkappa Naik, the Shetsanadi of Nargund in Gadag district, Karnataka, participated in the 1857 resistance against the British led by Baba Saheb at Nargund. He was arrested, tried, and ultimately sentenced to death. Naik was hanged on 24 June 1858 in front of the Petah of Nargund.