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Mangaluru: Bharath Beedi director Ananth Pai passes away in Indore


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru 

Mangaluru, Jul 14: Ananth Pai, director of Bharath Beedi Works Limited in city, passed away on Sunday, July 14 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. 

Ananth Pai had gone to Indore to take part in a seminar and he breathed his last there due to cardiac arrest.  

He is survived by his wife Suma Ananth Pai, daughter Anvitha, younger brother Anand G Pai and two sisters. 

He was a grandson of B Manjunath Pai, Founder of Bharath Group. 

Ananth Ganapathi Pai was born on April 6, 1973 as the eldest son of our former chairman and managing director Ganapathi Pai and Smt. Geetha Pai. 

He started his career in Bharath Group of Companies in 1994. He was presently serving as the Executive Director heading marketing and finance departments of Bharath Group which comprises various group companies like Bharath Beedi Works Pvt. Ltd., Bharath Auto Cars Pvt. Ltd. (Dealers for Maruti Suzuki cars), Alakananda Printers Pvt. Ltd. (Bharath Bookmark chain of bookshops), Bharath Printers and Karkala Investments Pvt. Ltd. He was the Director of Bharath Builders and Cineplex Pvt. Ltd (Bharath Big Cinemas multiplex). 

He was an exceptionally gifted financial expert and took keen interest in the stock market. He guided the growth of the group companies with vision and foresight. He was in-charge of Strategic Planning and Diversification of the Group, and also handled the investment portfolio. Bharath Builders was his brainchild and he has the credit of pioneering the first modern shopping mall of Mangalore, namely Bharath Mall at Bejai. It was also one of the first malls to be established in entire South India in 2006. 

Ananth Pai was much loved for his soft spoken and gentle personality. He was a good communicator and orator. He had most recently delivered a prestigious presentation during the Oxford Business and Poverty Conference organized by the University of Oxford at the Sheldonian Theatre on May 29, 2019. He spoke on how the prosperity paradox can be used in India as a model to create good jobs for poor rural women.   

Ananth Pai had inherited a generous and philanthropic streak and involved himself in charitable, social and cultural spheres. He was a trustee of B Manjunath Pai Cultural Foundation and Manjunath Damodar Pai Charitable Trust among other charity institutions.

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  • Prasad VU2LDH, COIMBATORE

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    Om Shanthi

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  • Jeff Guidry, USA

    Tue, Jul 16 2019

    Pai, TU for the QSO's over the years and the eyeball QSO's with you in Dayton. 73 my friend. Until we meet again. God bless your family and RIP.

    Jeff AC5O

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  • Waseem Irfan, Bengaluru

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    My First Boss... Can't digest still that he has left us... Heartfelt condolences to the entire Bharath Family.. RIP...

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  • Babu bhai, Tonk Rajasthan

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    Will miss a lot.
    Pray that God gives all the family members the power to bear this big loss
    And give peace to their soul and send them to heaven
    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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  • Vinson Vaz, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    RIP my friend! A much revered HAM operator too! 73's

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  • Sejo N3UA, Richmond

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    RIP OM !

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  • Jagdish Sood, Naperville, Illinois, USA

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    A great person to have met recently. We will miss him!

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  • Al Reeves - W1JHU, Ocala, Florida USA

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    Rest in Peace Pai my friend. I will treasure the many QSOs we have had over the years.

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  • Praveen Kumar, Kadri/ Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    Childhood neighbour, great guy.... strength to family... Om Shanti... 🙏

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  • Jon, Idaho, USA

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    Pai. A true gentleman. Thanks for your kindness and friendship. Sincere condolences to your family. Om Shanti, sir. 73

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  • Arif Fazlani, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 15 2019

    OH LORD ! I lost a very close friend.. a brother to me. Rest in peace..

    I will always miss u Ananth. Cant believe u have departed, we all have to go one day but u took the journey first.. love u Big Boss. Rest in peace.

    My heartfelt condolences to Pai family.

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  • MOHAMMAD SAEED, Rajasthan

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss

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  • Dev Kumar Sharma, 431, BMS Dehradun Uttarakhand

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    A Great Person Rip
    Om Shanti 💐🙏🙏💐

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  • David Heil, Vero Beach, Florida, USA

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    I was first introduced to "Pai" as we radio amateurs knew him, in the early 1990's a radio amateur gathering in Dayton, Ohio. We contacted each other via amateur radio numerous times though the years. Pai was also a Facebook friend and on Linkedin as well. He will be missed by many.

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  • Narendra Kamath, Bangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Great guy fantastic sense of humour. Heartfelt condolences to the beareaved family. May his soul RIP.

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  • Urban & Anita Sequeira, Bendore/Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Heartfelt sympathies to Suma & Anvitha. Really shocking to hear the sudden and sad demise of Ananth Pai who was our 2nd floor ex neighbor...indeed a humble person and kind heart, helpful. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Shashi, Mangalore/ Birmingham, Alabama

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Will greatly miss Pai maam as we knew him. Was a beacon of light to all who came in contact with him. A very dear friend from way back in the late 80s.
    Sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends.
    Shashi

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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji Nellore, Nellore Andrapradesh India

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    A great person RIP

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  • Nagesh Shetty, Suratkal

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Saddened to hear the passing away of a Genial Gentleman..... May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace......

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  • Nagesh Shetty, Suratkal

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Saddened to hear the passing away of a Genial Gentleman..... May his soul Rest in Eternal Peace......

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  • abdul sajid, tonk rajasthan

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    sad to hear that condolences to the bharath family members

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    RIP sir!
    Very unfortunate to go away so young!

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  • abdul khalil, tonk rajasthan

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    i am deaply saddened by the news of your loss. i pray that god will grant you the strenght my most sincere condolences.

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  • Abid ahmed, Tonk

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    I am very sad and rest in peace

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Rest in Peace ...

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    May his soul rest in Peace.

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  • Akhi VU3IBT, BANGALORE

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    We will really miss you PAI, will never forget the good times we spent on the field days.

    May the departed soul rest in peace. Strength to the family to overcome this loss ...

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  • DAMODAR SHENOY PADUBIDRI, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Very sad to hear this news....lost one of my childhood chum ..... can't absorb this sad reality......pray God to provide strength to all family members to bear this gr8 loss......

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Sad news and may his departed soul rest in peace.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Very sad news. Rest in Peace.

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  • Rakesh lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    “I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.”

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  • Reynold Soans, Mangalore Pandeshwar

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Sad to hear that.Condolences to the family members.

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  • Sandesh prabhu attur, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Rip ..remember you always as friend and cousin.you have always supported me.

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  • jignesh doshi VU2TPF, Surat

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    very sad news, he (VU2PAI) was great ham, and for many years he served his best services as ARSI QSL Manager.......... May his soul rest in peace....... Om Shanti .......
    Heartfelt condolences to the family members.............. Om Shanti................

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  • Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP, Rajkot - Gujarat

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Ohh very sad news, he (VU2PAI) was great ham, and for many years he served his best services as ARSI QSL Manager... May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • Dr U.T.Ifthikar Ali, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    A true gem of a person. Words can not express the grief we have ! May His soul rest in peace. He was a humble person and always kindhearted, reaching out to all in the community. My heartfelt condolences to the family !

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  • R G D SOUZA-VU3FEC, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of VU2 PAI.

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Rest in Peace.

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  • Rajesh Lasrado, Urwa/Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Heartfelt condolences to the family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • GBA, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    RIP. He was kingpin of BBW empire. Was generously person.

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  • Joel Pereira, Kadri

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    Rest in Peace.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Sun, Jul 14 2019

    || Om Shanti ||

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