Late Shri. Appangouda Patil, born on 20-03-1899 in an agrarian family, was a freedom fighter, social reformer, co-operative revolutionist, real statesman and a visionary who strived hard to bring higher education and industries to the rural region. At the time when he envisioned higher education was only limited to the district centers. By his sheer non-selfish attitude, he served the poor society for upbringing and improving their status of life. He died on 23-10-1974.
Late. Shrimant. L. K. Khot of Hebbal a village very near to Sankeshwar was born on 30-08-1919. He was a very down-to-earth person, benevolent donor and a principled businessman who donated his hard earned money for establishment of an institution of higher studies which can spread knowledge essential for the furtherance of trade, industry and commerce to the rural lot. Hence the college bears his name. He died on 24-07-2000.