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Modern Bangalore was begun in 1537 by a vassal of the Vijayanagara Empire, Kempe Gowda. In the 19th century, Bangalore essentially became a twin city, with the "pētē", whose residents were predominantly Kannadigas and the cantonment created by the British. Bangalore was hit by a plague epidemic in 1898 that claimed nearly 3,500 lives. Bangalore's reputation as the "Garden City of India" began in 1927 with the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Several projects such as the construction of parks, public buildings and hospitals were instituted to improve the city.