Is it Bengaluru or Bengalooru? Survey of India to decide

Is it Bengaluru or Bengalooru? K N Srinivas has submitted a petition to the state government to change the city’s name from Bangalore to Bengalooru.

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday
directed a petitioner to make a representation to the Survey of India on the issue of change of the city’s name from Bengalooru to Bengaluru. The petitioner, K N Srinivas, had moved the high court against the state government’s decision to recommend such a change.

Srinivas had submitted that the state government took a decision to change the city’s name from Bangalore to Bengalooru on October 27, 2006, but in its recommendation to the Union government it chose Bengaluru. He stated that ‘uru’ (in Bengaluru) means nothing in Kannada while ‘ooru’ (in Bengalooru) suggests a place or location. Therefore, the government’s recommendation of ‘Bengaluru’ should be rejected.

Earlier, the government informed the high court that it had picked ‘Bengaluru’ only after consulting linguistic experts. On Thursday, however, the Government submitted that it had no objection to the suggestions made by the petitioner.  Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice A.S. Bopanna directed Srinivas to submit his representation to Survey of India within two weeks. The organization would subsequently forward it to the Union government.

Deccan Chronicle

Tags: is it bengaluru or bengalooru?, change of city’s name, union government


Sushma Suresh Babu Apr 18th, 2011 01:27 AM

V all noe tat dey r jobless.......but evn wid their joblessness, if they wanted to do a worthLESS job lik changin bangalores name bac to its original version, they might as well hav had changed it to "Benda kaal ooru" ?..........Bangalore is such an awesome name!! n yes v don need another 'loo' here.....v hav enuf dirty 'sulabhh  sauchalayas'.......LEAVE OUR BANGALORE AND ITS NAME ALONE!!!!!!!!!..........n lets put across a petition to change it back to bangalore? wt say ppl???

boka biralo Mar 20th, 2011 03:26 AM

goats. nothing better to do. leave bangalore as it is, the name is just fine. want to take on something meaningful? here are some ideas: city trash, water supply, vehicle emission, traffic nightmare, illegal sex trade, child abuse.. should i continue??

Zubin Mar 03rd, 2011 01:10 PM

Leave the name alone! It's Bangalore!

Sreejith Mar 01st, 2011 10:22 AM

Why dont they make it Kannadalooru then? If they go by meaning, it means Place of

keshav Feb 28th, 2011 10:28 PM

How about Nobel for U.R.Ananthamurthy and Dharam Singh?
What a waste of time and money... 
Now, we have one more joker to this list. K.N.Srinivas...
Listen. I was born in Bangalore, brought up in Bangalore. I love Bangalore. I have no loss of pride being associated with Bangalore. 
If you are so keen to save this country, do something useful

ravikiran V Feb 28th, 2011 01:46 AM

They didn't want a loo in benga'loo'ru.

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