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Gauribidanur is a historical town in Kolar district; now a part of Chikballapur district in the south indian state of Karnataka. It is about 75 km from Bangalore. The name Gauribidanur could have originated from the terms- Ghori [Grave] and Bidanur [a common name for towns in the old mysore state]. It has been said that Tipu Sultan had some of his soldiers buried here. To this day a mosque built by him stands with some old graves. Not long ago, this town used to be the hub of lot of cultural activities and sports. With the advent of television, people seem to have forgotten the good old days. The old school, Acharya high school churned out many talented people from all walks of life. Mahatma Gandhi visited this school way back . in its infancy and was labelled a model school in the country.