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Nov 27, 2014
 
Mangalorean Star column is dedicated for those fellow mangaloreans who have been known for the good work, dedication and talents. We like to bring all those personalities here and introduce them to the community. If you know some one whom you wish to appear in this column, please Let Us Know or send an e-mail to info@mangalorean.com.
  •  Justice Santhosh Hegde  [Mangalorean Star: April, 2008]
  • Justice Santhosh Hegde is the present Lokayukta Chief of the State of Karnataka and is a person who is well on his way to becoming a role model for the younger generation. The intrinsic values he holds dear in his life and his diligent fight against corruption makes him a person who is worthy of emulation. Justice Hegde has been a sportsman throughout his school and university career, which probably explains

  •  Mr. Alf D'Souza  [Mangalorean Star: February, 2008]
  • The Australian Govt announced on 26 January 2008 in Canberra that it had appointed Alf D'Souza as member of the Order of Australia. The Order of Australia is officially described as "the pre-eminent way Australia recognizes the achievements and services of its citizens." The Queen as sovereign is the head of the Order of Australia. The honor was awarded to Alf for the contribution he made during the

  •  B. G. Mohammed  [Mangalorean Star: January, 2008]
  • B.G. Mohammed is a true humanitarian, who has served for over 60 years in the field of fine arts, teaching over 35000 young boys and girls, many of whom are great artists, if not Doctors, Engineers or Corporate Kings of repute today! He started painting real life pictures, most of the times, projecting tragic realities, human weaknesses and sufferings. He is a true humanitarian, who has served for over 60 years in the field of

  •  Dr. U. S. Krishna Nayak  [Mangalorean Star: November, 2007]
  • Very few people have defied age and achieved high ranks in their academic and social life at an early age. It is not easy to become a celebrity among the Dental fraternity at a young age and become the Dean (Academics) of a reputed Dental College at the same time! Dr. U. S. Krishna Nayak was born in Mangalore to the famous Dental Surgeon of Mangalore Dr. U. S.

  •  Mr. M. K. Seetharam Kulal  [Mangalorean Star: October, 2007]
  • "Mokeda Singaari, unthude vayaari" The Tulu song from the film 'Pagetha Puge' on the Radio and Gramaphone used to enthrall us in the seventies! Those days, we had the least idea about the writer of that famous song. M.K. Seetharam Kulal, The President of Karnataka Tulu Sahithya Academy whom we feel proud to present as Mangalorean

  •  Mr. Ivan D'Souza  [Mangalorean Star: August, 2007]
  • Mr. D'Souza's leadership journey began in 1979 with his entry into catholic Youth Movement (CYM) of Mudarangady parish at the age of 14. Ivan began his political career in the year 1983 as a party worker of Janatha Party. He was appointed as President of Yuva Janatha Party of Kaup Block in 1985 and served the post till 1989. In 2000, he started a forum called Dakshina Kannada Karmika Parishath and

  •  Dr. Anthony Pais  [Mangalorean Star: July, 2007]
  • Dr Anthony Pais has had the reputation of being the Post Graduate teacher and Examiner for MS general course at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore. His innovative techniques in Cancer Surgery, especially, in the field of Head and Neck Surgery and Limb conservation surgery for soft tissue Sarcoma has earned him name and fame. An operation for Limb conversation surgery involving

  •  Mr. M.R. Vasudeva  [Mangalorean Star: June, 2007]
  • He was unknown to most of the people who traveled through the airport everyday until recently it became the International Airport through the help of others with his hard work, dedication and commitment. He is none other than Mr. Marpalli Ramayya Vasudeva, the director of Bajpe Airport. Mr. M. R. Vasudeva is the Airport Director, in Mangalore since April 10, 2002. During his tenure in Mangalore, the Airport has

  •  Mr. Clifford D'Souza  [Mangalorean Star: May, 2007]
  • Clifford D'Souza was compassionate about animals from his childhood, especially domesticated ones like cats and dogs. As his business grew to a comfortable level, he started feeling a desire within him to do something for the orphan animals that are abandoned by the road sides or near garbage dumps, living miserably and dying miserably. Thus, 'Prem Chaaya' came into existence in the year 2002. The trust was registered on 18th March, 2002 with six trustees. A temporary shelter was set-up at Clifford D'Souza's

  •  Mr. Aerya Balakrishna Hegde  [Mangalorean Star: April, 2007]
  • Sri. Balakrishna Hegde founded the Chartered Group in 1983 and is at present its Managing Director. Under the group there is a NBFC Chartered Leasing (P) Ltd, with a high degree of credibility. The flagship company of the group is Chartered Housing (P) Ltd, which is primarily into promotion of residential apartments since 1989. Their areas of interest are Interiors, Facilities Management Services, etc. Mr. Hegde started his career in Vijaya Bank and rose to become the youngest Branch Manager in 1977. After a twelve year stint in banking...

  •  Prof. Dr. Edward Noronha  [Mangalorean Star: March, 2007]
  • Prof. Dr. Edward Noronha is a man of principles, an academician, a vibrant musician, popular linguist, able administrator, lucid orator and above all a lover cum contributor to Konkani language as a writer and a poet. His interests are varied and his work is commendable. He has left an indelible mark in whatever field that was entrusted to his care. He developed his passion for Konkani literature and poetry inherited from his father from the high school days. His thirst for further studies made him to join Jnana

  •  Mr. Felix Lobo  [Mangalorean Star: February, 2007]
  • A reputed personality among the community in Qatar, he has done many things for Konkani as well as for the Konkani community. Hailing from Vittla, he comes from a devout, god fearing He is the man behind the unity of Konkani community in Qatar and is the one who was instrumental in forming successful organizations like Konkani Culture Association and the one and only Mangalore Cricket Club. He has risen from scratches to glory solely due to his dedication, perseverance and prayers, he says. A...

  •  Mr. Pradeep Kumar Kalkura  [Mangalorean Star: January, 2007]
  • Pradeep Kumar Kalkura is the founder of "Kalkura Arts", one of the leading and well known advertisement agencies in undivided Dakshina Kannada District. First time in Mangalore Mr. Kalkura started hoardings advertisements, bus shelter hoarding concept, and outdoor publicity. When he saw the Bus shelter concept in Hyderabad, he immediately introduced the same in Mangalore. Mr. Kalkura got himself involved and took active leadership role in various programs. He also got fascinated to the...

  •  Mr. S Ganesh Rao  [Mangalorean Star: December, 2006]
  • From a humble beginning and with the honour of being the first University affiliated and recognized Design College in India, established by him in the name of G.R. Education Trust, The Karavali College came into existence in 1996. It was the first college, which provided the courses on Fashion Designing in the entire India. Born in Uppinagandy, Mr. Ganesh Rao is an excellent orator, he has been featured in various national, state and local level T.V programmes including the Face to Face in Udaya T.V, and many live programmes in

  •  Prof. S.R. Prabhu  [Mangalorean Star: November, 2006]
  • Professor Soorebettu R. Prabhu, the only Indian born dental specialist to receive Fellowships from all four Royal Colleges in the UK and Ireland. It is indeed a rare honor for any one to be conferred three Fellowships Ad Eundum. He is the Professor of Oral Medicine School of Dentistry and Associate Dean Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently the Associate Dean for special initiatives at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

  •  Dr. Padmini Pai  [Mangalorean Star: October, 2006]
  • We are proud to present Dr Padmini Pai a dynamic, energetic and most sort after professional Social Worker in Mangalore. She is the Dean of Shree Devi Educational Trust and heads the Social Work Department of the same institution. Her passion is "people" and her skill is public speaking, training and development and teaching. Widely travelled Dr Padmini Pai is lively and energetic. Completing her early education in Chennai and Bachelors degree from the prestigious Stella Maris College Madras, Dr Padmini Pai went on to do her Masters in Social Work. She then moved on to do her M. Phil. in Psychiatric

  •  Mr. Ivan A. Fernandes  [Mangalorean Star: September, 2006]
  • Ivan is the Chairman and Managing Director of Ducont FZ LLC. Ivan is the co-promoter of Ducont, a Dubai Internet City based organisation, is the leader in providing corporate mobility solutions to customers in the Middle East. Ducont has several reputable customers which include over 20 banks, Telecom operators, Dubai e-government and Saudi Aramco. Ivan is responsible for leading this organisation, creating the vision, business plan, road map and executing them in conjunction with his team.Ivan is also the President of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Dubai Chapter. Ivan is also the President

  •  Mr. Sadananda Shetty  [Mangalorean Star: August, 2006]
  • Sports and games have remained his first love ever since his childhood and it was normal for him to promote sports in this part of the country, after having secured his moorings in hotel industry. His heart always yearned to do something auxiliary for the people and the field of education struck to him as a most appropriate platform to achieve his dream. Finally with lot of hard work and his innovative entrepreneurship, his dream was fulfilled. Thus, Sree Devi Education Trust was established by him in 1992. Today this Trust has over 1,200 students. The...

  •  Archbishop Vincent M. Concessao  [Mangalorean Star: July, 2006]
  • Of the many fruitful areas of his involvement, Archbishop Vincent remembers with particular gratification the work he did in the resettlement colonies of Delhi. True to his character, he took up residence during this time (1977-85) in an ordinary rented Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Janata tenement at Madangir, identifying himself wholly with the people he served. While he was still serving as Director of Social Action of the Archdiocese of Delhi, now christened "Chetanalaya", he was given additional charges as Rector of Pratiksha, the Residence of Delhi Major Seminarians

  •  Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi  [Mangalorean Star: June, 2006]
  • One of the most eminent Educationist and entrepreneur of Mangalore, Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi is the chairman of Yenepoya Group and recipient of the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award. Yenepoya Group started out as a small timber trading concern and gradually began rapid forays into the fields of timber and allied products, trading, transport, hospitality, minerals & granites, education, healthcare, real estate and more. Y Abdulla Kunhi is a proud recipient of the coveted Karnataka Rajyotsava Award..

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