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B.K.Ramachandra Rao

Male Abt 1885 - 1928  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name B.K.Ramachandra Rao 
    Born Abt 1885  Bekal, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 
    Memoir or Personal Diary or Journal 1909 
    Accounting Journal 
    • Account Journal of B.K.Ramachandra Rao

      This is a copy of the diary, in fact an Account Journal, maintained by B.K.Ramachandra Rao. It covers a brief period of four months; Dec 1909, Jan, Feb, and Mar 1910. The rest of the pages (9-108) of the numbered journal were later used by Ramachandra Rao's younger brother B.K.Manjunathayya. Manjunathayya's entry begins in Dec 1911 and is carried through Jan 1924 . It covers latter's entire education from II Form through completion of Engineering - a period from adolescence through young adulthood.

      It is not clear what was Ramachandra Rao's age when he began maintaining the journal. It is possible that he had just completed his Overseer or Upper Subordinate course in Civil Engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Madras. And possibly it was his first job when he started keeping an account of his income and expenditure. The fact that he shows no income in December (in fact a sum of Rs 100 is shown as borrowed), and the first salary (Rs 97-14-8, then Indian currency) is an entry dated 17.1.1910, with an additional note by him that states "Till salary was received, managed by borrowing", possibly corroborates the assumption that it it was Ramachandra Rao's first job.

      Some of the entries in the journal are noteworthy and deserve attention. For example on 26-12-1909 he spent Rs 132 buying a Singer Challenge Bicycle. Back then British bicycle manufacturer, Singer & Co. of Coventry, England, was one of the most-innovative and largest bicycles manufactures in the world. They manufactured both "highwheel" (large front wheel) as well as traditional bicycles with both wheels of same size. There is nothing to show that Ramachandra Rao purchased the highwheel bicycle. If this purchase was indeed his first big investment, he probably lived a life of relative affluence.

      Ramachandra Rao's entries of Feb 1910 is again interesting. On first Feb an expenditure of Rs 24-4-0 is shown as "Money sent for giving Scholarship". It is not clear what scholarship or for whom the money was sent.

      Entry dated Feb 11, 1910 shows "Money order to the tune of Rs 25 to the elder brother towards Manjunathayya's education expense at Mangalore". Diary maintained by Manjunathayya confirms that his education from II Form through completion of Engineering was almost entirely supported by Ramachandra Rao.

    Died Jun 1928  Erode, Tamil Nadu, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I90  RKGenealogy Tree
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2016 

    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 Kalyani 
    Children 
    +1. B.Sathyavathi,   b. unknown, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. B. Leelavathi,   b. unknown, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown, Ernakulam, Kerala State, India Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. B.K.Sadashiva Rao
    +4. Rathnamma,   b. unknown, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. B.K.Rama Rao,   b. 20 Sep 1923,   d. 15 Nov 1987, Udupi, Karnataka State, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Photos
    Kalyani with daughters Sathyavathi and Leelvathi
    Kalyani with daughters Sathyavathi and Leelvathi
    Kalyani with daughters Sathyavathi(L) and Leelavathi(R). Young children are unidentified. Year and place unknown.
    Indra, Kalyani, Sadashiva Rao, and Rama Rao
    Indra, Kalyani, Sadashiva Rao, and Rama Rao
    Indra, Kalyani with Sadashiva Rao and Rama Rao in the rear. Year and place unknown.
    Kalyani and family
    Kalyani and family
    Kalyani, wife of B.K.Ramachandra Rao, with mother and children. Standing from left, (daughters) Leelavathi with Sunanda in arms, Rathnamma, Sathyavathi with Vasanthi in arms, and daughter-in-law Indra. Seated on the chair (from left), Devamma (Kalyani's mother), Kalyani with possibly Jaya in arms, and son Sadashiva. Seated on the ground: from left, Somashekar, and Rama.
    Kalyani (wife of B.K.Ramachandra Rao) and Family
    Kalyani (wife of B.K.Ramachandra Rao) and Family
    Kalyani (wife of B.K.Ramachandra Rao) and Family. Seated left to right: Rathnamma, Leelavathi, Kalyani, Sathyavathi, Indira, Shridevi. Standing left to right: Dr.P.Gopal Rao, B.Gopal Rao, Dr.B.Seetharam, B.K.Sadashiva Rao, B.K.Rama Rao. Photo taken at the residence of B.Gopal Rao at Kasaragod, Kerala State, India. Date unknown.
    Last Modified 20 May 2007 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Albums
    B.K.Ramachandra Rao's Accounting Journal
    B.K.Ramachandra Rao's Accounting Journal (3)
    An album of Ramachandra Rao's Accounting Journal. The album consists of a few selected pages of the Journal.


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