Harihar is a historic town in Karnataka situated on the banks of the mighty Tungabhadra. It stepped into modernity reportedly with the setting up of a Prisoners of War camp during World War ll. Its next step was the establishment of a Machine Tool maker, Mysore Kirloskar Ltd in the early 50’s. MKL functioned well for four decades before closing down. It had a nice residential colony nestling in the woods. Today its sports grounds sport the new age Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies.