He stood there, at the intersection glowing under the light.. I have no idea who he is or why there is a statue for him out here in Hospet… No signboard, no plaque nothing…
This was a statue we passed by when walking towards the bus stand..  Shimmering under the light, this person was definitely an artist of some sort, maybe a poet.. but nobody knew of him…  I came back from the trip, and posted this on Instagram and a friend of mine solved the puzzle. She said he was 

“Saint Kanakadasa. A poet philosopher and an important person in the Bhakti movement of Karnataka.His compositions are famous and sung even today by leading Carnatic exponents.”

Have you come across such mysterious things during your travels? Do share stories… 
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