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B.K.Manjunathayya

B.K.Manjunathayya

Male 1897 - 1967  (70 years)

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  • Name B.K.Manjunathayya  
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    Born 16 Aug 1897  Bekal, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Chart of B.K.Manjunathayya
    Birth Chart of B.K.Manjunathayya
    Birth Chart of B.K.Manjunathayya. The chart is from the personal diary left behind by Manjunathayya which he termed "My Life History - study time, service and after retirement". It is dated Mar 3, 1967, just months before his death. Being an avid astrologer, the chart seems to have been cast by himself.
    Kiduvin House
    Kiduvin House
    Kiduvin House was built by B.K.Ramachandra Rao at his own cost in 1926 at Bekal, Kerala State, India. Prior to this date, probably a traditional thatched house existed at this place. This photo was taken in Jan 1997. In the photo one could recognize Sachidananda, Shama Rao, Nirupama, and in the rear Mallikarjuna, and wife Sumathi.
    Gender Male 
    Education Jun 1903  Bekal, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended Bekal Mission School from age 6. 
    Education Aug 1906  Kasaragod, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended school at Kasaragod. Completed class IV in 1907. 
    Education Jan 1908  Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended St.Aloysius' College High School. Admitted to class IV. 
    St.Aloysius College
    St.Aloysius College
    St.Aloysuis College, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India
    Education 9 Jul 1919  Madras, Tamilnadu State. India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joined Guindy Engineering College for Upper Subordinate Course in Civil Engineering 
    College of Engineering, Guindy
    College of Engineering, Guindy
    College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai (today known as Anna University).
    Education 23 Apr 1923  Madras, Tamilnadu State. India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Successfully completed Upper Subordinate Course from Madras Engineering College. 
    Age: 26 
    • Although not a degree course, contrary to our belief, the studies lasted four years. The first two years were termed P.S.i and P.S.ii and later two years U.S.i and U.S.ii. This was followed by one year practical course.
    College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
    College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
    College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai (now known as Anna University).
    Memoir or Personal Diary or Journal Between 1911 - 1924  Mangalore, and Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Account Journal of B.K.Manjunathayya 
    • B.K.Manjunathayya's Account Journal: :

      B.K.Manjunathayya's entire education from II Form through studies in Guindy Engineering College, Madras, was supported by his elder brother, B.K.Ramachandra Rao. The latter was then working as an Engineer in Madras P.W.D. The monthly sum amounted to about Rs 25. Manjunathayya kept a meticulous record of the money received and the details of the expenditure. Money was considered as borrowed and perhaps it is a reflection of the times that he had to execute a bond to cover the amount owed to his brother. There is no evidence that this money was ever demanded or returned to his brother.

      The accounting journal maintained by Manjunathayya is detailed, fascinating and quite revealing. It covers major expenses such as messing, school fees, text books, sari to mother, train charges to Bekal, as well as trivial ones like tips to postman, pins and blotting paper etc. The first entries, in Kannada, are for the month of Dec 1911when Manjunathayya was perhaps in II Form, studying at St. Aloysius' College High School, Mangalore. June 1913 onwards the journal is maintained in English. In June of 1917, his eldest brother Mallikarjunayya's son, Sanjiva joined him for the studies beginning in III Class. B.K.Ramachandra Rao paid for Sanjiva's education as well.

      May 1919 entries summarize the total expenses during the education days in Mangalore. They show that Manjunathayya spent Rs 513 for his entire High School Classes and another Rs 447 for the College. Sanjiva's education for three classes from III Class to I Form cost a total of Rs 235. Total for two of them was Rs 1195.

      Entries on page 94 show that Manjunathayya joined Engineering College on 9 July 1919, with Rs 175 advanced by his brother and Rs 50 by his father. Although not a degree course, contrary to our belief, the studies lasted four years. The first two years were termed P.S.i and P.S.ii and later two years U.S.i and U.S.ii. This was followed by one year practical course.


    Occupation Sep 1924  Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First appointment as Overseer in the South Kanara District Board. Investigated Farangipet diversion and also Udyavar bridge. 
    Occupation Sep 1926  Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joined Madras P.W.D. at Srivilliputhur, after earlier serving in M.S.M Railway as P.W.I. 
    Retired Mar 1953  Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Retirement Function
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Retirement Function
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Retirement Party held in early part of 1953 at the Ganapathy High School, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India. The party, one of the first of the kind, was hosted by the Rama Kshatriya Sangha as a token of appreciation of the services rendered to the community by Manjunathyya. Several community members with family and children from Mangalore, Kasaragod and Bekal attended the function.
    Residence May 1957  Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Hill-Dale, Vas Lane
    Mangalore, Karnataka 575002
    India 
    • The house was purchased in Dec 1956 from Dr.Castellino
    Memoir or Personal Diary or Journal 7 Mar 1967  Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Memoir of B.K.Manjunathayya 
    • Biographical Sketch of B.K.Manjunathayya Based on His Memoir: :

      B..K.Manjunathayya was born on August 16, 1897 at Bekal, Kerala State (then Madras Presidency), India to B.K.Mallikarjunayya and Ramarsi. He had his early education at Bekal and Kasaragod, before joining St. Aloysius' College High School, Mangalore, for IV class in 1908. He found studies difficult as the subjects were all in English, but with the help from his cousin Annappayya steadily improved. From 1911 there was a significant improvement in the grades, winning several awards ultimately winning General Proficiency Prize in 1914. On failing to complete Intermediate examination he joined Guindy Engineering College, Madras for a four year Upper Subordinate Course in Civil Engineering. He performed very well in Engineering, standing 3rd and 4th in 1919, and 1921 exams. He received the Mangalore Jubilee Scholarship while in Engineering.

      After a brief stint in M.S.M. Railway, Manjunathayya joined Madras P.W.D as a Supervisor in Sept 19276 at Srivilliputhur. In Dec 1928 joined P.W.D. Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) only to return within three months after falling sick. He rejoined Madras P.W.D., worked at several places, got promoted in 1942(?) as Assistant Engineer and finally got posted to Mangalore in March 1947. He retired in March 1953. For a short period in 1954 he served as an Honorary Magistrate, Mangalore, his proudest moment. Manjunathayya went back to active life working for Central Water and Power Commission in 1955 before finally retiring in April 1956.

      Manjunathayya carried a deep respect for people of all faiths. He was not given to rigid religious rituals and did not wear his religion on his sleeves. Among his collection of books were a copy of Bhagvath Gita with his personal notes, Bible, and an old copy of Quran. He took keen interest in the St.Aloysius' College building extension in about 1950-51 and provided engineering consultancy, most probably free of cost, for a group engaged in building a mosque in Ullal about the year 1957.

      He was progressive and liberal in his idealogy. He loved his community, and the interest of the younger generation, both boys and girls, in particular their education, was always dear to his heart. Two incidents are worthy of a brief mention: when one young unrelated, perhaps a stranger, student of the community scored what was then record marks in Intermediate examination, Manjunathayya was so thrilled, he sent the young man a personal note of congratulation with a token reward of money. It took several years for this record to be broken. He truly believed in the sermon ?.. but when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth?. At a late stage in life, in Andhra Pradesh, he was known to have provided financial help to a needy but unknown young boy for his studies for some length of time, a fact that he never revealed to his own family. Several years later, it was a close associate in work that shared this information with a family member.


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    Died 23 Sep 1967  Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1  RKGenealogy Tree
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2017 

    Father B.K.Mallikarjunayya,   b. Date unknown, Place unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1926, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ramarsi,   b. unknown, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family B.Deviamma,   b. 30 Dec 1907, Kasaragod, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1988, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1920  Kasaragod, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Traditional Hindu Marriage 
    • No records of marriage available. Most probably it took place at Kasaragod, Kerala State, India
    Children 
    +1. B.K.Shama Rao,   b. 23 Jan 1926, Kasaragod, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1997, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Photos
    B.K.Manjunathayya and Family
    B.K.Manjunathayya and Family
    B.K.Manjunathayya with B.Lingappayya (father-in-law), Deviamma (wife), and son Shama. Photo, as marked on the bottom right corner, was taken in the year 1927. Place unknown.
    Albums
    Manjunathayya and Family
    Manjunathayya and Family (5)
    Descendants of B.K.Manjunathayya
    Last Modified 21 May 2011 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1897 - Bekal, Kerala State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Attended Bekal Mission School from age 6. - Jun 1903 - Bekal, Kerala State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Attended school at Kasaragod. Completed class IV in 1907. - Aug 1906 - Kasaragod, Kerala State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Attended St.Aloysius' College High School. Admitted to class IV. - Jan 1908 - Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Traditional Hindu Marriage - 30 Apr 1920 - Kasaragod, Kerala State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - First appointment as Overseer in the South Kanara District Board. Investigated Farangipet diversion and also Udyavar bridge. - Sep 1924 - Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - Mar 1953 - Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Hill-Dale, Vas Lane
    Mangalore, Karnataka 575002
    India - May 1957 - Mangalore, Karnataka State, India
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    Link to Google MapsMemoir or Personal Diary or Journal - Memoir of B.K.Manjunathayya - 7 Mar 1967 - Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1967 - Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    B.K.Manjunathayya
    B.K.Manjunathayya
    B.K.Manjunathayya - abt 1955, Hyderabad
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Rama Kshatriya Parishath at Bailoor
    Rama Kshatriya Parishath at Bailoor
    Rama Kshatriya Parishath at Bailoor. Manjunathayya as chief guest. P.K.Narayana on the left and Padmanabhayya seated on the right. Year about 1949.
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    Albums
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Account Journal Years 1911-192
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Account Journal Years 1911-192 (9)
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Account Journal for the period 1911-1924. The album consists of a few selected pages from the Journal.
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Memoir
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Memoir (8)
    B.K.Manjunathayya's Memoir dated 7 Mar 1967

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Personal Diary, B.K.Manjunathayya, page 41 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1] Personal Diary, B.K.Manjunathayya, pages 23-30 (Reliability: 3).


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