Abhaya Board of Trustees

FOUNDER: CS Balachandra Sunku,by profession a Company Secretary. Having born at Tadpatri in Anantapur District of Andhrapradesh, 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, Mahathma 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, Sivashakthi 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 Counselor 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 Sakuntala, 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 besides abhaya for overseeing the Home of Happiness Project work and to advise the Board on matters of relevance.
Abhaya Board of Trustees
PRESIDENT: 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. 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. 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: CA BV Prasad, born in 1972, graduated in Commerce from Nagarjuna University, is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Presently, he is working as General Manager - Finance with a Hyderabad based Power Generating Co and previously associated with reputed companies’ viz. GMR, Lanco, ABC Engineering and NCC Group handling Project Finance related issues. His areas of interest is banking and finance. His association with abhaya started with a pilgrimage to Puttaparthi organized by abhaya in the year 2010. He overwhelmingly impressed about the social activities undertaken and wishes to use abhaya as a channel to serve the mankind to the best of his ability and started participating in its activities from the year 2011. He has been chosen to be the member of Executive Committee of ‘abhaya – Home of Happiness’ from 2012 and he is the first donor for the Project. There after he was inducted in to the Board of abhaya Foundation in the year 2013. His association with abhaya is very inspiring one and now he kindly consented to be the Treasurer of abhaya for a 2 years term. 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 being the Treasurer of RNIR Association, Bangalore; Director of International Services of Rotary Club, Bangalore actively involved in rehabilitating Govt Schools, Healthcare Projects. CA S Narayana Rangaiah, Born in the year 1965 at Tadpathri of Anantapur District, Andhrapradesh 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. 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 include 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, startup 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 1961. 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. Dr. A G Ravindranatha Reddy, born in 1965 at Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh attained degrees of M.Com, B.L, FCS, and Ph.D. He did his Doctorate Degree in Management on “Role of Shareholders in Corporate Governance.” He started his career 3 decades ago at Hyderabad and proved himself as a professional with a difference and always appreciated by all his clients in the Industry as one stop solution for all their business needs. He is the Founder of AGR & Co, Corporate Consultants, Hyderabad established in the year 1985. The firm has a record of rendering quality service with promptitude. The clients include private companies, listed and multinational companies. He worked in senior level management positions in various companies for 6 years. He has rich experience in corporate governance and compliances with Registrar of Companies and Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction. He is expert in matters relating to amalgamations, drafting & reviewing of shareholders agreements, Civil and Criminal proceedings. Over 15 years of experience as Advisor to various companies. Presently, he is acting as Corporate Consultant on various Economic Laws. His involvement in abhaya’s initiatives is invaluable. 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 Mahabubnagar Nagar 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. Out side of work he enjoys travelling, teaching and reading subjects of varied interests including spirituality. Sri K Rangarao, born in a lower middle class Business Family. Mother K.Pushapavathi and Father K .Sambasiva Rao came from Vijayawada with 2 brothers (K Raja Kumar, USA and K Udaya Krishna, Singapore). Father used to have small time Business and mother is house wife. As there were family issues he was brought up by his Grand Parents at Village called Vykuntapura ,near Amaravathi, Guntur Dist. He studied till Primary Education in Govt. School at Vykuntapuram. Had a previllage of brought up at Village environment with joint family values. He later shifted to Vijayawada, started staying with parents and done 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 as he passed 10th Class in first class, his mother and uncle stood besides him for studies. He completed Intermediate at Tadikonda at Bagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba Jr. College with support of his uncle S V Rao and Maddi Veeranjaneyulu and could pass in Distinction. Though interested, he could not join in Engineering due to financial issues hence joined B.Com at Vijayawada and later joined Chartered Accountancy. Completed Intermediate. But do not wanted to burden Uncle considering his younger brothers also coming for higher education. Hence he wanted to support family and left studies and joined services in Private Broking Firm run by another Uncle CA K Lakashmana 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 at 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 married to Krishna Veni in 1998 and blessed with a Lovely Daughter Prasanthi, who is studying 11th Class. He feels lucky to have a wife who is having service mind and keen in serving the people in need. Inspired by Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba, they were involved in many Service activities that is where they got connected to Sri S Balachandra and also inspired with the self less services of abhaya, they have set up abhaya Women Empowerment Center which is passionately run by his Wife. T Srinivasa Rao, born at a remote village called Juzzuru, near KanchikaCherla, Krishna District, AP. His parents were very rich and well known land lord in the village. His father was influenced by Communist philosophy and sacrificed all the property for the Party. When Shri Srinivasa Rao born, there was nothing left at their home. His father bought a Lorry and started new innings for earning in the family. Srinivasa Rao realizing the fact that there is no substitute for hard work, moved to Kurnool for livelihood. Very soon he was successful in “rent a car business” with his values, hard work, customer service. He further established transport business. He had many other businesses, such as Cement Transport, Cement Trading, & Tyres, Fuel, Real Estate etc. He is now leading a simple life with wife Smt. Ramadevi and 2 kids Surya (B.Tech) & Priyadarshini (BBM) at Kurnool. He started working on un-cared segment of people in the society with his savings in the business. He is working on leprosy people in the town. He propagated “serving food for the hungry is the best service” and started free food distribution to the poor occasionally on special days. He transformed local funeral ground in to a garden and made free transportation and arrangements for last rituals for the dead bodies. He started distributing food for thousands of patients and attendees at Kurnool Government Hospital by establishing SadguruDatta Krupa Nilayam. His vision is to set up such facility all over district head quarters in AP in days to come. abhaya Team met him on NH 7, very accidentally in the year 2010, while they are going to abhaya Vignan School for installing Goddess Saraswathy Idol in the school premises. Since then the bond of love strengthened. He also started involving in various other service projects of abhaya. He donated 50 grams of gold for the abhaya Home of Happiness. He has been associated with abhaya with his love and care. Battula Praveen Kumar, born to Sri Jayarami Reddy and Smt Ailakshmi is the youngest child in the family. He has two elder sisters and they were brought up at Yarram varipalem, a remote village from prakasam district, Andhrapradesh. They lost their father at very young age and his mother, in such a deep pain took up the responsibility of family. She realized the importance of education and moved to nearby town Ongole for better education of children. She also resumed her studies and did her graduation while leading the family. Inspired by their mother, all the children studied well. Both the daughter are well educated and married. Praveen completed his B.Tech from JNTU, Hyderabad in Computer Science and started his career in IT with RAMP Technologies. He is familiar with most of the Microsoft Technologies and presently working as a Consultant Architect for Microsoft, USA. He is a Sharepoint expert and his Blog posts are widely followed by many developers around the world. He came to know about abhaya by Siva Krishna and started contributing in whatever way possible from then. He participated in Hunt the winter and that activity inspired him to participate more activities of abhaya. He was a long term regular donor and participated in several missions. He built an bulk SMS engine for commercial purpose and providing free service to abhaya. 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 practice 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.