Mumbai: KGF is one of the biggest films of South. When this film came, not only South Indian but almost the whole country had made people crazy about this film. After which the audience demanded the makers to release its second part soon, after which the film will be released soon. The story of this film is related to gold and its mines. Also, this story is based on true events. This is more than 100 years old history. You may be surprised to know this, but the real story is even more terrifying than the scary situation shown in this film.
The full name of KGF is Kolar Gold Fields, which is located in the southeastern part of Karnataka. KGF has a history of 121 years of excavation and is said to have mined 900 tonnes of gold over the years. This is stated in an article in the Asiatic Journal.
The article about the gold found in Kolar was written in four pages. This article was read in 1871 by a British soldier, Michael Fitzgerald Levley.
What is the history of Kolar Gold Field?
The British granted land to the Kingdom of Mysore, but retained the gold mining area of Kolar. According to historians, at that time the people of the Chola Empire used to dig the land of Kolar and extract gold from it. On learning this, Lieutenant John Warren of the British Government took out the gold to reward the villagers.
On knowing about the reward, the villagers took a bullock cart full of mud to Warren. When the villagers washed the soil with water and saw gold in it, Warren could not believe it, but he investigated the matter.
After that Warren got 6 kg of gold out of it. Years later, in 1871, when a British soldier, Michael Fitzgerald Levelly, read Warren’s writings, he became obsessed with gold.
After which he reached Bangalore in search of gold and discovered the Kolar mine, after which he wrote a letter to the Maharaja of Mysore about two years later, asking for a license to excavate Kolar.
Leveli had been asking for a license to dig in Kolar for 20 years and then the game of death started.
KGF stands for Little England
The British started calling KGF as Little England. Workers were constantly coming here to work in the gold mines. By 1930 there were about 30,000 workers in the KGF.
Later, during the period of independent India, the KGF mines were taken over by the Government of India and the mines were also nationalized in 1956 and Bharat Gold Mines Limited started operations there in 1970. Initially, the government benefited greatly from these mines, but by the 80s the company was running short of money and the company did not have enough income to pay for the rights of its workers.
Subsequently, in 2001, it was decided to stop the excavation and the Kolar Gold Field became a ruin. According to several reports, KGF still claims to be gold. But according to Bharat Gold Mines Limited, there is no gold left.