Philanthropist H.V. Shankar Rao no more
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Philanthropist H.V. Shankar Rao no more

March 16, 2017

H.V. Shankar Rao (95), a Philanthropist, who had served in various organisations, passed away at his Jayalakshmipuram residence here yesterday following brief illness.

He leaves behind his wife, a son, two daughters and a host of relatives and friends. Last rites at Chirashantidhama today at 3 pm, according to family sources.

Shankar, who had served as Mahajana Education Society Secretary, was also the President of Sri Chandramouleshwara Temple in V.V. Mohalla, Vontikoppal Club, Babburkamme Seva Sangha and Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha.

He had also served as Lions International Deputy District Governor, Anathalaya Trust Managing Committee Member and Jayalakshmipuram’s Elder Citizen’s Council President.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Philanthropist H.V. Shankar Rao no more”

  1. M S Diwakar says:

    As a school boy at Mahajana High School, Mysore, I remember the late H V Shankara Rao (HVSR) as a soft spoken endearing person who would put students at ease, during his visits to the School. I once stepped into Sri Venkateshwara Tyres, introducing myself as a student of Mahajana High School and expressed a desire to know about the work going on there. I was shown around the factory by the Proprietor, HVSR himself; I ventured to ask him what was the meaning of “full circle tyre retreading”, and remember him for the first lessons in tyre manufacturing, which was later on helpful when I joined Vikrant Tyres as a Trainee.
    Late H V Shankara Rao, was one of the founders of the Rubber industry in Mysore, inasmuch as it was he who started a small scale rubber industry in Mysore much before the advent of Vikrant Tyres and Falcon Tyres.


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