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P B Acharya from Udupi elevated as governor of Nagaland


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Jul 15: It is a moment of pride not only for Udupi district but also for the Gowda Saraswat Brahmin community of Karnataka. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya from the town, who is popularly known with the name, P B Acharya, has been appointed as the governor of north-eastern state of Nagaland. He also has been given the additional charge of Tripura.

Acharya is a senior leader, having served Rashriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, and BJP. He happens to be the second person from coastal Karnataka to have been picked up for this gubernatorial post after Margaret Alva, and first ever from GSB community.

Acharya was a student belonging to the first batch that studied in M G M College here (1948-50) when Prof Sundar Rao was the college principal, and Prof Ku Shi Haridas Bhat, a lecturer. Acharya recollects that the first batch of the college had to study in the zilla panchayat higher primary school building which now stands opposite municipality building. Acharya used to stay at Kadekoppa near Lord Venkataramana Temple then.

Acharya came into contact with RSS here. He had served as the head of RSS Vidyaranya unit in Kadabettu in the town. Former municipal president, Somashekhar Bhat, happens to be one of the personalities who bloomed under Acharya's training. Acharya, who was an active worker of RSS, had been kept behind bars for over six months by the government in 1948, after RSS was banned. His brothers, Badarinathacharya and Janardana Acharya, had been jailed after joining Satyagraha protest in Udupi, while another brother, Yashwant Acharya, was jailed in Mumbai for holding similar protest.

Padmanabha Acharya had served as national secretary of BJP when Narendra Modi was functioning as the national general secretary of the party, between 1995 and 2001. During that period, Modi was in charge of five north Indian states, while Padmanabha Acharya was entrusted with north-eastern states.

After completing his degree course here, Acharya went to Mumbai and started business. He had served as a senate member of Mumbai University for 30 years. He also had shown his mettle in the capacity of the national president of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. Acharya, who thereafter emerged as a prominent national level leader of BJP, continued as the member of BJP's national executive. The mother tongue of Acharya, who presently lives at Juhu Beach in Mumbai, is Konkani. However, he is fluent in Tulu, Kannada, English, Hindi, and some other languages.


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  • Wilfred J Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Wed, Jul 16 2014

    A well qualified person for the position of Governor in a critical boarder State/ region.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congratulations! First ever GSB community member being Governor of any state!

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  • G Y PAI, Gurpur

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Respected Padmanabh maam, congratulations . Sir you deserves this , who is working since many years for north east states ( without any hidden agenda), and you not even knew that you appointed when I called you on phone(1.19 pm on 8.7.14) to congratulate you. This shows your simplicity and a lesson to fellows who will make lobby to get such post.

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  • Arjun, India

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Watch Himalayas documentary by BBC's Michael Palin to get a perspective about NE and Nagaland. The church has done a great job in civilizing the tribal folks and bringing about peace in NE society which was literally impossible. People of northeast are generally good but are often discriminated in major cities in india, we should bridge the divide have more bonding and mutual respect for everyone. The governor should facilitate education and cultural exchange of NE with Konkan Coast, where our fellow christian brothers and rest of us should make them feel at home..of course the ability to pray at local church here in Konkan coast will acts a bonding. After all those who believe we are all children of one god, don't cause any harm to society..of course keep check on rouge elements who disturb peace and tranquility. When it comes to Spirituality, I would ideally like to see people of our coast belt to excel..we have many great christian, muslim and hindu scholars, who can unite the nation and serve as a model for peace in the world-after all no one denies Kingdom of lord is within you!

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  • Sir Lancelot, Manglore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Pakka RSS man but he was staying in Juhu Bombay means no time to think of communal hidden manthra.

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  • nazeer husain, jeddah saudi arabia

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Now the post of governor is becoming rehabilitation centre .Anyone comes there except dirty communal are always welcome.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    India is the only country in the world where majority people are dictated by minorities the term of secularism.The days are over with induction of BJP/NDA govt at Delhi wherein communal appeasement of minorities for vote bank.Everybody is equal and no appeasement on the basis of religion.India is lucky to have the leadesrship of great leader Dear Modiji who saved the country from loosing its identity by Italian/Congress stooges.

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  • Ramakrishna. K. , Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    85 year old N D Tiwari wants to become Governor of Maharashtra and attend Bollywood parties daily and dance with pretty film extras even at this age.
    Why not make him Governor of Maharashtra.

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  • Praveen Kumaresh, Bengaluru

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Yes, N D Tiwari should be rewarded for secretly supporting BJP during this General election and asking all the Pahadi Community in U.P & Uttarakhand to vote for BJP . Even though Tiwari is from Cong still this time he canvassed slyly for BJP

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  • G.Z.T. Kunte., Udupi

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Pukka RSS man for the Governor's post of Nagaland which is 90% Christian State !
    What is the hidden agenda ?

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  • M Rao, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 16 2014

    But it will be perfectly order & secular if it is other way around. Look at MLAs of DK!!

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  • Mr Elias Cutinha, Arva / Nagaland

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Proud that a person from our native place becoming a Governor of Nagaland, North East India. Welcome Sir... Enjoy the cool climate... pollution free State surrounded by mountains and greenery and most of all beautiful girls with their rich tribal culture and dance... and also not forgetting delicious food... dog!!!

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  • N R Shetty, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Many are not able to digest the fact that majority of Hindus have united and shown anti national Congress its place. Now they have no choice but to keep ranting.
    Frustrated morons

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    NOTHING SPECIAL BUT REWARDING THE PARTY LOYALISTS WHO ARE 70 PLUS AND COULD NOT BE ACCOMMODATED AS MINISTERS IN UNION CABINET.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Dangerous times are back again,instead of bringing down the prices,getting investments,and getting back on track to the tall promises that Modi made,the RSS and BJP is busy interested in petty politics, revenge politics,erasing history by destroying sensitive files related to indian history.

    fekus Acche din is gone with the wind.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    N.M.,
    Aadmin subah utke acche din ke liye prartana karega toh woh din acche hee gujrega, bura sochegatoh bura hee gujrega.

    Think Positive, Be Happy. Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan!!!

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    here is how bjpe mixes radicals with politics...tough days ahead for india.

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  • vinay, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Where is our FEKU Jeevan who is the congi supporter?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Looks like a 'Sunitha Williams' case for the Udupians.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    No doubt.. Yes 100% sure good going.. be happy.

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  • Naiem , Uchila

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    RSS....ABVP.....BJP .....Governor .......Good going .......

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Sure...

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    No doubt Dear Naiem. Any problem? You never had a problem when people like Bhardwaj, Shiela became Rajpal !!!!

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  • vellano1, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    u worry about why Jaffer sharief kinds are kept in waiting.. with a dangling carrot infront.. lol!!

    Or be happy with Mallus being governors! )


    Congrats Acharya sir!! Proud to be Udupiwala!

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  • Mohandas Kapikad, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Nothing wrong in this...If party men like Sheela Dixit, Bhardwaj can become Governor, why not others ?

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  • Sunil Fernandes, Kota

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Its a good news....that two of the Konkani speaking personnel are been appointed by BJP govt as Governors.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Oh it’s a quite good news for us since he is originated from our place. But I wish and request Honorable P B Acharya that pls don’t work or act like Bhardwaj or Beniwal

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  • Suleman Beary, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Chupa Rustum....

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  • Suleman Beary, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Any help for Udupians? other than proud..?

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Dear Suleman Saab, did you asked similar question to Margaret Alva when she become Governor? Or you just wake from deep CONGiss meditation?

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  • Suleman Beary, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Shetre....
    I asked congis about Mr. Oscar....achievement many times. Yes I witnessed a broad smile whenever I saw him... Smt.Margeret Alva... I am not much familiar that she ever visited udupi...
    Did BJP meditation cured you...?

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Broad smile... that is called Chupa Rustum, thelthude mange malpuni!!!

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  • BABU, MANGALORE,

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    achchye din aa gaye RSS walon k

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  • mpd,

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    At least now! Hope will continue for decades...!

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  • Wilson, Doha

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    From Udupi or katpadi,He has to do whatever Feku and RSS told him to do, Poor Rubber stamp governor..

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congratulations...God bless.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congatulations Acharya mam,
    Honesty and Patriotism recognised....

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  • Ambrose D Mello, Pangala/ Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congrats Sir to know a proud son of the soil and distinguished alumni of dear MGM being elevated to the august post.

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  • juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congratulations to my Konkani cousin.

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  • Monu, perla

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    give one chance to KPB.

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  • Jude, Bejai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    It is a clear step toward saffronization...a hidden agenda exposed...?

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Open agenda..

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  • mpd,

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Nothing to expose...as a nationalists a lot of people went unrecognized where under corrupt & sickular congress rule foreign thugs/invaders/terrorists/brain washing patronages became MLA/MP/Ministers/CM/Even near PM nominees flourished!! Its only filling the minute of void where it was due...

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  • Mr Elias Cutinha, Arva / Nagaland

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congratulations Sir.... Welcome to Nagaland.

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  • Dheeraj Jathan, Katapady/Khobar

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    You make us Proud Sir. God bless in your future endeavours

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Proud as a glorified rubber stamp ...

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  • HARISH MANGALORE, JEPPU

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Hope not same like bharadwaj.....

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  • vellano1, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    And u were advocating second term for Kamsaraj Bharada vaja.. and 87 yr old kamla beniwal!!?? and u want sheila still stuck in kerala..! rubber stamp hai ya Kadanda kall? :-D

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  • Ramesh Babu, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Congratulations...all Mangaloreans are proud of you...God bless.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    BJP made Udupians proud.

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  • Sekaranna, kundapur

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    BJP made RSS chaddi's proud..

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  • mpd,

    Tue, Jul 15 2014

    Just like congress made corruption in politics proud!! lol

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