Dr H Sudarshan
Karuna Trust
No. 686, 16th Main, 4th T Block
Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560 041
Tel: (080) 22447612
Email : drhsudarshan@gmail.com

Dr Hanumappa Sudarshan is a social worker and tribal rights activist. He is well known for his contributions to the upliftment of the forest dwelling tribes mainly Soligas in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and became a medical doctor in 1973. Instead of pursuing a medical practice in the cities, he decided to work with tribal communities and started the Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra in 1980 for the integrated development of the tribals in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. He is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the Padma Shri and he is an Adjunct Professor at IGNOU. He is the chairman of Karnataka Government’s Task Force on Health and Family Welfare and leads the ‘battle’ against ‘corruption’ as Vigilance Director of the Karnataka Lokayukta.

He is the founder and Honorary Secretary of the Karuna Trust, which is dedicated to rural development in the states of Karnataka and Arunachal Pradesh.