Indian Criminal
Born Jan 18, 1952

commonly known as Sandalwood Veerappan', was an Indian dacoit active for a period of years in a broad swath of land covering 6,000 km² in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He long defied three state governments and Indian Border security paramilitary forces, maintaining at one point a small army numbering in hundreds. He was wanted for killing approximately 184 people, mainly the Karnataka police men including senior police and forest officials.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on January 18, 1952.


1970 18 Years Old Veerappan began his career in crime in 1970 and was first arrested in 1972. … Read More


1987 35 Years Old In 1987, Veerappan kidnapped and murdered a forest officer named Chidambaram from Tamil Nadu. … Read More
1990 38 Years Old In 1990, the Karnataka and the Tamil Nadu Governments formed a Special Task Force to catch Veerappan.
1991 39 Years Old Among his well-known killings are a senior IFS officer named Pandillapalli Srinivas in November 1991, and an ambush of a police party including a senior IPS officer, Harikrishna, among others, in August 1992. … Read More


1992 40 Years Old In February 1992, his lieutenant Gurunathan was killed by the Karnataka task force, with SI Shakeel Ahmed single-handedly responsible for the capture. Three months later, Veerappan attacked the Ramapura police station in the Chamarajanagar district, killing several policemen and capturing arms and ammunition. In August 1992, Veerappan laid a trap for SI Shakeel Ahmed, killing him along with five others. … Read More
1997 45 Years Old …  In July 1997, he kidnapped nine forest officials in the Burude forests in Chamarajanagara district. … Read More


…  As of 2004, his two other daughters were studying in Tamil Nadu. … Read More
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