Bengaluru will soon have 'statue of prosperity’

Tags: State News

India's Bangalore city is soon going to become a city with 'Statue of Prosperity'.


  • A ₹20 crore theme park is being built around a statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.
  • This idol has now come to be called the 'Statue of Prosperity'.

  • The construction project of the theme park has been entrusted to a firm named KNK Construction Pvt Ltd.

  • Soil from 31 different districts will be collected in Bengaluru for the construction of the theme park.

  • Karnataka Government has launched a 45-day campaign to collect the mud from various places across the state.

  • 'Statue of Prosperity', which is 108 feet tall, is made of bronze and is accompanied by a 4000 kg heavy sword.

Who was Nadaprabhu Kempegowda? 

  • Nadaprabhu Kempegowda was the founder of Bengaluru city.

  • He was a close associate of King Krishnadevaraya in the Vijayanagara Empire.

  • He provided financial support for the construction of the city of Bangalore and forts around its perimeter in the late 1530s.

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