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Mangaluru: Mallya’s book on V S Kudva to be released on Nov 27


Media Release

Mangaluru, Nov 21: A book titled ‘A Doyen & Icon of Automobile Industry – V S Kudva – His Life & Times’ authored by Rtn MV Mallya, published by the Canara Foundation, in English & Kannada, will be released by the chancellor of Nitte University Dr N Vinay Hegde at a function scheduled to be held on November 27 at Hotel Ocean Pearl, Mangalore.

General manager, Syndicate Bank, H O, Manipal Ln K T Rai will be the guest of honour. Rotary Past Dist governor Rtn Dr B Devdas Rai will deliver the introductory address. The book contains 250 pages with 16 pages colour photographs.

Late V S Kudva was a pioneer in the print media (Navabharath 1941) and also the icon of automobile Industry who placed Mangalore city on the industrial map of India during the pre-independence era.

A multifaceted personality, Kudva was the founder director of Syndicate Bank (1925), managing director of CPC Co Ltd (1939 – 1967), founder editor of Navabharath Kannada Daily (1941 – 1967), managing director of Canara Workshops Ltd (1943 – 1967) and founder of Canara Group of Companies. He was the founder of Board School, Mulky (1934) and prime donor of land to Vijaya College, Mulky (1963). He was also the charter president of first rotary club of Mangalore (1950), president, Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (1947-1950), founder president, South Kanara Transport Operators assn, founder President, South Kanara Small Scale Industries Assn. He also introduced automobile technical training course in the year 1940 at Mangalore in the absence of any technical institutions in Mangalore during that period.

Late Kudva by virtue of his vast technical skill and knowledge converted adversities into opportunities. He strived very hard for the economic, commercial, industrial and educational development of the district. He passed away in 1967, but has left behind his giant footsteps through a vast legacy, immense goodwill and constructive memories. His achievements continue to inspire us even today.

The author Rtn MV Mallya has paid rich tribute to the late legend V S Kudva through this book.


Comment on this article

  • suresh, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 22 2014

    good initiative...it will be inspiration for the new generation.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bengaluru

    Fri, Nov 21 2014

    It is nice to hear the achievements and contributions of Late V.S.Kudva to DK dist.To day is the 112th birth day of Late Sri Ulla Srinivas Mallya ex MP too who is fondly called as the father of erstwhile DK dist comprising Udupi and Mangalore.Because of immense contribution and dedication,vision to day is the present Dakshiana Kandda and udupi dist.One more notable personality who made Mangalore/coastal dist proud is Sri George Fernandes ex MP,labour leader because of whose efforts Konkan Railway was made possible.These are really great sons of DK soil.

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