B. Shantharama Shetty

Presenting Mr.B.Shantharam Shetty

We are pleased to introduce a great personality of Barkur, a politician, a social worker, an agriculturist, a friend to all, Mr. Shantharam Shetty  was  born on 23rd January, 1954.

His father, Late Mr. B. Umashankar  Shetty,    expired on 18th September  1992  (10 years ago)  was  also responsible for the development of Barkur.  We,  on behalf  of "barkur.com" pay tribute with respect to Late Mr. B. Umashankar Shetty.

His mother Mrs. Pushpavathi Shedthi,    a supportive force behind Mr. Shantharam Shetty is always a guide to him. Mr. Shetty became the  Panchayath  President  at an early age of 25 (in the year 1979) and continued as President till 1994 when he was elected to the Udupi Taluk  Panchayath and was the Taluk Panchayath member till 1999.During the Taluk Panchayath election held  in  2000  he  could  not  contest  from Barkur since this constituency was reserved for ladies. Under his leadership Barkur won  the  prize  for   "Educating  the  Illiterates  under  the Eradication of Illeteracy programme"  of the  Govt. of  India in the District. He has conducted a  Yoga  sammelana  and an Eye camp under the participation of  Sri.  Dharmasthala  Manjunatheshwara Ayurvedic Medical College and Lions Club, Barkur-Brahmavar.

Besides politics, he is engaged  in all sorts of social service activities  of  Barkur.  He  is  the  vice  president of Barkur Education Society which is running a Junior  College, 3 primary schools and an ITI. He is the Correspondant of Kumuda Umashankar  Shetty Teachers'  Training  School,  Kokkarne  which  is run by Anitha Education Society. This Education Society is also running three primary schools.

He is the founder president of "Sneha Sports", Barkur which has conducted  many  tournaments  and they have won many awards for their  best performance in cricket. A very fine actor that he is Mr.Shetty has acted in many plays and was   very active in "Sneha Ranga" a cultural organization and  won the best actor award. He  has served the  Lions  Club, Barkur-Brahmavar as its President.  He  is  the President of  Barkur Vyavasaya Sahakari Sangha (BVSS),  since  1992  and  under  his presidentship this society has achieved   all the targets given by  the  Registrar  of Societies and District Development Banks.

The  famous  temples of  Barkur,  Panchalingeshwara, and Batte Vinayaka Temple, Moodukeri are being renovated  under the presidentship of Mr Shetty. The work is going on very fast  and Mr. Shetty expects to complete it very soon.

Happily  married  to  Mrs. Suchithra Shetty  and blessed with two  sons,  Mr. Neeraj  and  Mr Athmaj.  Mr Neeraj is studying in 2nd year  B.E.  (Computer  Science)  at  Nitte  Engineering College (NMAMIT), Nitte , and the younger  Mr. Athmaj  is  studying in II P. U. C. at Coorg Public School, Gonikoppalu (near Madikeri).

It is worth mentioning here that Mrs. Suchithra Shetty is the sister of Late  Mr. Sunil, famous Kannada Film Actor who met with an tragic accident on 25th July 1994. Mr. Sunil was the no. 1 Kannada Hero at the time and  his  sudden demise put Kannada Film Industry in deep shock. We the team  members of "barkur.com" pray the Al-Mighty to rest his soul in peace.

While  thanking  Mr. Shantharam Shetty  for  his services to the society we wish him all the best in the days to come.

-Harry D'Souza


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