Abhaya Board of Trustees

FOUNDER: CS Balachandra Sunku, by profession a Company Secretary. Having born at Tadpatri in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, had a passion for community work since young age. Parents are Smt Rajeswari & Sri SS Rangaiah infused values in his life and Smt Naga Jyothi, who mentored him for living with a purpose with her moral classes during his young age. Further many sacred people in the country blessed him and inspired him to do good work. His degrees such as B.Sc., LL.B., F.C.S., are all the result of support and help received from number of kind-hearted people. He with a passion to show his love for the care shown to him by those kind-hearted people willed to establish a foundation with his salary savings. Accordingly, with the blessings of elders and wishes of well-wishers... inspired by Swamy Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Alluri Seetharamaraju, Mother Theresa and Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba founded abhaya FOUNDATION in the year 2006 at Hyderabad. He served NCC Group, ICOMM Group, Siva Shakthi Group, Surana Group Hyderabad and many other companies as their Company Secretary in the past 2 decades. He is very actively involved in Rural Development Activities in India; He served as National Counsellor of ICSI in the state of AP and may have interacted with lakhs of students in South Indian cities. He is Good orator on subjects like Communication Skills, Time Management, Leadership, Personality Development, Spirituality, Philosophy etc., he Organizer of various exhibitions, seminars, workshops, plays etc., He wishes to live for the country… doing good work… believing that in the process of doing good work one would transform. His passion is engaging everyone in the good work which is nothing but doing God’s own work. Now, with a Divine thought of living for those who are abandoned on the roads and rural/urban unemployed youth, decided to establish abhaya Home of Happiness (www.abhayahome.org). The project is a reality within the shortest span of 12 months at Ibrahimpatnam, RR Dist., AP. The Mission is on motivating, inspiring, encouraging, involving, innovating while serving the country men.
CHAIRMAN: Shri Meda Narasimhulu born in 1938 at Thimmampally a remote village in Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh is a Civil Engineer by profession and has 5 decades experience in the field of Construction and Contracts. He established Obulum Engineering & Meda Narasimuhulu & Co and undertaken hundreds of Projects to the satisfaction of everyone in South Indian States. Inspired by the Godly attitude of his wife Late Smt. Meda Shakuntala, he got connected to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and for the past few decades involved in community works in Andhra Pradesh. With the divine blessings, he built many homes, temples, shelters, prayer halls etc., with utmost care treating them as divine places. Love for God and his passion towards the work fetched him many blessings from Shri Sathya Sai Baba He became the Person to be talked up on in quality works in construction. A finest personality to the core, a silent worker, personification of love and care for the needy, God loving nature made him to be the recipient of number of awards for the excellence in work, worship and wisdom. Being the founder of Meda Charitable Foundation, he is helping many who are in need. Now he stood beside abhaya for overseeing the Home of Happiness Project work and to advise the Board on matters of relevance.
Abhaya Board of Trustees
PRESIDENT: Sri K Rangarao, born in a lower middle-class Business Family. (Mother Pushapavathi and Father Sambasiva Rao) came from Vijayawada with 2 brothers (K Raja Kumar, USA and K Udaya Krishna, Singapore). As there were family issues he was brought up by his Grand Parents at Village called Vykuntapuram, near Amaravathi, Guntur Dist. He had his Primary Education in Govt. School at Vykuntapuram and had the privilege of being brought up in Village environment with joint family values. He later shifted to Vijayawada, started staying with parents and did schooling in a Govt High School, by that time Family went in to severe financial crisis. Elders in the family thought of joining him in shop for employment to support family, but since he passed 10th Class in first class, his mother and uncle stood beside him for studies. He completed Intermediate at Tadikonda at Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba Jr. College with support of his uncle S V Rao and Maddi Veeranjaneyulu and passed with Distinction. Though interested, he could not join in Engineering due to financial issues and hence joined B.Com in Vijayawada and later joined Chartered Accountancy. Completed Intermediate. But as he dint wanted to burden Uncle considering his younger brothers higher education, he left studies and joined services in Private Broking Firm run by another Uncle CA K Lakshmana Rao, there he served for 6 years and joined Apollo Group and served for 3 years , then got opportunity in Banking Sector (Global Trust Bank) posted to Mumbai in year 2000, served in different capacities from Jr Executives to till Sr. Branch Manager in Banking sector ( GTB, OBC and HDFC Bank ) till 2007 , Mean while completed his Post Graduation in Banking Management (MBM) while serving Banking Sector. He again got an opportunity in Retail Broking at Hyderabad and Joined Sharekhan, presently serving as Group Head for Hyderabad Region. He was married to Krishna Veni in 1998 and is blessed with a Lovely Daughter Prasanthi, who is studying her Engineering at VIT. He feels lucky to have a wife who is having service mind and keen in serving the people in need. Inspired by Bhagawan Satya Sai Baba, they were involved in many Service activities and inspired with the self-less services of abhaya, they have set up abhaya Women Empowerment Center at their home in Secunderabad which is passionately run by his Wife. Presently both of them are leading all Women Empowerment Projects in the country. Sri Rangarao is a man of values and believes in Loving all and serving all.
SECRETARY: Sri KSV Siva Krishna, born in 1985, graduated in MCA from University of Hyderabad. He is the first Post – Graduate, whose education was supported by abhaya in the year 2006. His association with abhaya since then has provided him multiple roles from Beneficiary, Volunteer to Trust Board Member. He was inspired by Founder and started doing his part for the country. Presently, he is working as a Software Engineer in a renowned company in Hyderabad. He is one of the active members and heads various projects at abhaya. Always available at a call distance and leads various activities of abhaya.
TREASURER: CS R. Ramakrishna Gupta, born in 1975 to Smt. & Shri Racharla Nagabhushanam at Yerragunta Village of Andhra Pradesh, graduated in Commerce & Law. He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi. He is Partner of M/s. R & A Associates, Company Secretaries and Corporate Legal Services firm operating since 1996 at Hyderabad. He Served as Chairman ICSI- Hyderabad Chapter and SIRC. He is associated with abhaya since its inception with passion and he is Executive Committee member of abhaya Home of Happiness. He honestly believes that serving man is serving God and involves himself in all the abhaya projects whenever finds time.
Shri SV Hari Prasad, born in 1963, graduated in Agricultural Sciences from Andhra Pradesh Agriculture University, Bapatla; Post Graduated in MBA from Indian Institute of Planning and Management and Specialized in International Business from the Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He worked as a Chief Executive Officer for French Company and later set up his own company - Setex Group in Bangladesh in the year 1993 and expanded the International Trading activities in several countries like Hong Kong, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia etc. Presently, he is engaged in the fields of Real Estate, Investments, and Construction in Bangalore. He is being the Treasurer of RNIR Association, Bangalore; Director of International Services of Rotary Club, Bangalore actively involved in rehabilitating Govt Schools, Healthcare Projects.
CA AV Satish Kumar, born in 1961, graduated in commerce from SV University and pursued Chartered Accountant course. He is one of the founder Trustees. He worked in a Manufacturing Company for a couple of years and established his own CA Firm in the year 1986. It is known to be the best Accounting Firms and is associated with a number of reputed Companies nationally and internationally. He served as the abhaya President for the term 2014 -18. The firm renders its services to many non-profitable and charitable institutions as a token of love and care for the community. He along with his wife Smt Sudha Satish, (CA)Sahithi & (Dr)Snehitha is involved in various community projects in and around the State of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
CA S Narayana Rangaiah, Born in the year 1965 at Tadpathri of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh to Sri Sunku Sala Rangaiah & Smt Sunku Rajeswaramma. Did primary and secondary schooling at govt School at Tadpathri and graduated in Commerce from SV University. Moved to Bangalore at the very young age there with his own efforts qualified as Chartered Accountant while doing job for the survival. He worked with many reputed accounting firms and built his career on good will and integrity. Joined Gokaldas Exports, the leader in the garment Industry in India. Presently heading the Company’s Finance and Accounts Department. Very considerate in heart, his readiness to lend his support for the people, made him as all acceptable personality in the Society. He also involved in setting up few Educational and Training Institutions in Bangalore.
Sri Gowra Srinivas, did his M.Sc. and has been the Managing Director of Gowra Leasing & Finance Ltd. and serves as Director of many companies in Gowra Group and Founding member of Smiles Foundation. He is very ardent follower of Sri Sri Ravishankar Gurudev. We feel it's a privilege to have him as our Trustee. We pray for his time, effort, support and guidance going forward. Mr Gowra Srinivas is a multi-dimensional personality who has straddled the industrial and social sectors of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with a high degree of professional and personal success. After a good academic record post-graduated in Science under extraordinary circumstances compelled to join family business. Over the next 50 years he energized and expanded the family business into multiple business verticals ranging from Trade and Distribution to Manufacturing, and from Finance to Real Estate. He also ensured that each business was translated into a successful and profit-making enterprise. Mr Srinivas is an accomplished professional in multiple disciplines. He is a tough taskmaster as well as a people-friendly person. The Gowra Group is one of the very few that is still comfortably run under the joint family system. Each business enterprise is overseen by a family member but independently. The Gowra Group is predominantly in Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, Polymers, Non-ferrous metals and alloys, International Product Sourcing, CAD/CAM/CAE Engineering Services, Computer Solutions, Real Estate, Construction, Pharmaceutical Distribution, NBFC activities, Manufacturing of Flavours and Fragrances, Precision Engineering to Aerospace Manufacturing industry where the clientele includes reputed industry leaders like Bombardier, HAL Ltd, TATA Sikorsky, TATA Lockheed Martin, TATA Boeing, DAIDO UK, DRDL/DRDO/RCI etc In addition to the business responsibilities, Mr. Gowra Srinivas is an active member of trade and industry circles and was the President of the Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry for 2017-18. He has been associated with FTAPCCI for more than 9 years as Managing Committee Member and Chairman of various expert committees, which include IRHR, Urban Infrastructure, Tourism, Banking, Finance, IT & Insurance Committees etc.
CS Datla Hanumantha Raju, B.Com, LLB, PGDT, MBA, FCS, Partner, D Hanumantha Raju & Co, Hyderabad. He is the Past president, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi. He is senior most member of ICSI, having 4 decades of exposure and experience in Corporate Laws in the Country. His leadership abilities are unparallel and his managerial skills are always sought after by major business houses in India. He during his initial years of career, worked for a decade in various positions in leading Share Registrars in the country. He played a pivotal role in the Central Council of the ICSI and had been elected as the President of the ICSI for the year 2009. Before becoming the President, he had the fortune of serving Hyderabad Chapter, SIRC, Central Council of ICSI in different capacities. He is also a visiting faculty for renowned B-Schools/ ICAI/ ICSI/ ICMA for the past 4 decades in Hyderabad. He has to his credit the incredible record of non-stop teaching for 27 hours, 27 minutes and 27 seconds for professionals. He received Corporate Governance Award from President of India as a President of the ICSI in the year 2009. He is the father figure of 1000s of Company Secretaries in the Country including many trustees on the Board of abhaya. He is the finest human being... always appreciate the good work done by anybody. He is a silent philanthropist and very calmly does lots of support to many individuals and institutions wherever there is a need. He is Chairman of Sri Prasannanjaneya Swamy Temple, Bolusuru, Amaravathi, AP for the past 4 decades and he feels it as a reason for all his life. He is also associated with Shirdi Sai Temples, Pyramid Dhyana Mandali and such other social organisations. He is aware of abhaya Foundation since its inception. He keeps lending his hands of support wherever there is a possibility. While giving his kind consent to be our Trustee, he humbly said that he is thankful for the opportunity to serve the needy and he wish to be with us taking abhaya to the next level.
CS G Raghu Babu, born in 1972 at Miryalaguda, Nalgonda Dist., Telangana, did his Masters in Commerce, graduated in law and Fellow member of ICSI. He also did his Executive MBA from ISB, Hyderabad. He is a Co-Founder and partner of R&A Associates, a professional services firm in Telangana operating since 1996 from Hyderabad and also various other parts of the Country. Raghu is a co-founder of R & A Associates a corporate secretarial and legal services firm with an experience of over 18 years. His expertise includes setting up business in India and overseas, capital structuring and capital raising, Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures, Foreign Collaborations, Legal Due Diligence, Transaction Advisory, M & A, Advising on Corporate Governance, advising on corporate legal matters etc., He has been working with diverse businesses from brick and mortar to new economy. Raghu mentors few start-ups and emerging businesses on corporate strategy and growth. He was the member of Secretarial Standard Board of India and Expert Advisory Board Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Raghu closely follows developments in shareholder activism, triple bottom-line reporting, social investing, start-up eco system.
CS PS Rao, born in 1967, graduated from Andhra University pursued Company Secretary Course. He established M/s. P.S. Rao & Associates, a Practicing Company Secretaries Firm in Hyderabad in the year 1991. He is also proud to be a part of one of the Founder-faculty of Digvijay Coaching Institute, Hyderabad, which pioneered the quality coaching for the students of professional courses like Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Cost and Working Accountants. established “P. SIVA RAMA PRASAD MEMORIAL CHARITABLE TRUST” in honour of his father for serving the society. He has been associated with abhaya since its inception and served as the President for the term 2012 -14.
CA S Radhakrishna, Had been associated with abhaya since its inception and is so kind hearted and helpful. He was born in the year 1977 in Tadpatri, to late Sri S. Ranganatham and Smt. S. Gowri Devi. Did his schooling at Aurobindo School and PU at Anantapur, there after moved to Bangalore for graduation and CA. While pursuing Chartered Accountancy worked for few software companies and then qualified as Chartered Accountant in year 2006.
CS Shujath Bin Ali, born in Hyderabad in a middle-class family. His parents Ali Bin Gafoor and Khairunnissa Begum belong to Mahbubnagar District and relocated to Hyderabad for employment. Shujath's father worked for Employee Provident Fund department of Central Government. Shujath completed his schooling in Ramanthapur. He was not clear about his goals and just like any other student and appeared for EAMCET but could not get a good rank and could not afford private seat and hence based in his Uncles guidance. Joined B.com and Company Secretary ship course together and Completed CS course in 2001 although after lot of struggle. He also finished his Graduation in Law in 2002. He is currently working as Senior Director-Legal & Risk Management of US MNC Parexel International India. Prior to that he served as Senior Legal Counsel & Company Secretary of International Paper-India. Before joining IP, he served 9 years as Associate Vice President – Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Deloitte Consulting. And earlier in his career he served as Counsel & Company Secretary left with MNC’s like Fanuc India, Valtech Systems & Granules India. Shujath is a former Chairman of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India-Hyderabad Chapter and also a Founder & Executive member of Indian Corporate Counsel Association. He speaks at the various professional forums and has also presented white papers for professional journals on varied topics of legal interest. He was also a member of Toastmasters International and lead various initiatives in development of leadership & communication skills for students and actively involved in community involvement activities. He is inspired by the activities of Abhaya Foundation and started participating in various activities of Abhaya Foundation. He loves to share knowledge, network, build relationships and learn from everyone and bring new ideas to the table. Shujath is happily married with Tajammul and are blessed with 7 years old son and 2 years daughter who are his great source of learning, inspiration and joy. Outside of work he enjoys travelling, teaching and reading subjects of varied interests including spirituality.
Shri Gubba Vidya Sagar, born in 1974 at Suddakal, a remote village of Mahaboob Nagar, Andhra Pradesh is the youngest one in the family. His experience is richer than his qualification. His father demised while he was studying XI Class. In such a critical situation, his brothers took up the responsibility of running the family. Being the youngest, he too started helping his brothers who are struggling to face the life. Two decades ago, they have established a Small-Scale Industry and started manufacturing School Belts. He is in charge of commercial operations and travelled extensively across the country for Marketing and Business development. He is a kind-hearted man with values, always willing to serve the persons who are in need since young age, as he too came from such situation in life. Inspired by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s life and mission, he started motivating the young communities in the District to take up service activities. He is the example of true Sadhaka as he practices what he knows is good in life. He is associated with abhaya since its inception with his might. He always stood like a rock in reprogramming various lives through abhaya. He is good at organizing meetings, decorating the venues, managing the men, motivating the people to serve, as he involves himself with everyone as one with them and not as leader. This made him to be accessible to everyone at a call distance in the society.
Sharath Pola, born in Kalwakurthy, Nagar Kurnool Dist., in the year 1987 April 15, Parents Smt Pola Suvarnamma & Pola Ramakoti. He completed his SSC in 2002 in his home town. Later, he moved to Hyderabad, did his Intermediate in 2004, and he completed his under graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. He moved to United States to pursue his Masters in Mechanical Design Engineering from Bradley University and completed in August, 2010. He is currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Design Technologies Mfg. His company makes assembly and test stations for automobile parts. He married to Ms Shila, who also did her MA in USA and now working. Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba is his God and Guru. He has grown up with his teachings, values and service activities. He is a Coordinator of Sri Sathya Sai Organization, Cincinnati, OHIO. Founder, CS Balachandra is close family friend since his childhood. In 2010 December, he got to know that one of his lecturer Mrudula (Mission Parthasaradhi) got help from abhaya and then onwards he became part of abhaya with his monthly donation. Also started propagating the cause in USA in his own way bringing regular resources to abhaya. He is continuing his journey with abhaya for 8 years now with a passion to serve Humanity. He strongly believe his guru teachings 'Love All - Serve All', 'Help Ever - Hurt Never'. His Guru and his mother influenced him towards service activities. He wants to serve the people in various fields like healthcare, Educare and rural care.