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: K V Ramakrishna was born in 1969 in Warangal, Telangana, to Smt K Suseela Devi & Dr.K.Subba Rao. He did all his education till graduation in Warangal and graduated with distinction in Computer Sciences & Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (earlier known as Regional Engineering College, Warangal). Post Engineering, he joined Tata Motors, Pune, in their Management Services Division. Later, he went on to do his post-graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is married to Smt.Usha Sundari and they are blessed with two kids – their daughter Shruti is pursuing her B.A.LLB (Hons) in National Law School, Bangalore and their son Chaitanya is doing his graduation in Commerce and pursuing Chartered Accountancy. All of them are happily living in Mumbai. He has been in the Venture Capital/Private Equity industry for more than 2.5 decades, having worked with prestigious organisations like ICICI Venture, Carlyle Group and Kotak Private Equity. He last served as the CEO of Kotak Private Equity, Mumbai, a position he quit in November 2021. Post that, he has been mentoring and advising few funds and corporates in their growth strategies. Ramakrishna believes in simplicity and helping the needy, the traits he picked up from his father. He has been doing his bit in educating poor children, particularly girls, with focus on imparting effective primary education. He is a Trustee of their family trust - Kunisetty Subba Rao & Suseela Devi Charitable Trust, with focus on elderly poor in rural areas around Warangal and also helping poor children in completing their professional courses. Ramakrishna met the Founder Balachandra professionally in the year 2008, as a Board member. He was very impressed by abhaya’s work and has been associated with it for the last 10+ years as a donor and adviser. He has been a member of abhaya National Advisory Council since 2016. We welcome him to be our Trustee and Chairman with effect from 20th February 2022. We hope to have his kind and caring guidance and directions going forward.
abhaya Board of Trustees
CA S Narayana Rangaiah, born in the year 1965 at Tadpathri of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh to Late Sri Sunku Sala Rangaiah & Smt. Sunku Rajeswaramma. Did his primary and secondary schooling at Govt. School at Tadpathri and graduated in Commerce from SV University. Moved to Bangalore at the very young age and stood as a qualified Chartered Accountant in the year 1988, while doing part-time job for his survival. During his 33 years of post-qualification, he associated with many reputed corporates and built his career with goodwill and integrity. He was the head of Finance in Gokaldas Exports, the pioneer in Ready-made Garment Industry in India. Presently leading the Finance and Accounts Department of Salarpuria Sattva. He is very kind and 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. He got married to Smt. S Sailaja Narayan who is possessing Masters Degree in Mathematics. He is blessed with two daughters, elder one S Vaishnavi a Software Engineer is married and presently stays in the USA. The younger one S Chinmayi is a Software Engineer and presently working with CISCO, Bangalore and ambitious to pursue her Masters in the USA. CA S Narayana Rangaiah is the founder trustee of abhaya Foundation and he stood as solid support to the Founder Sri Balachandra since then in foundation activities. Even though, he is restless with his corporate job, he is kind enough to lend his support and devote his time at needy hour to ensure the trust activities are carried out without any hindrances. The foundation has achieved many milestones since its inception with his kind association and the support of thousands of like minded people. Team abhaya welcome CA S Narayana Rangaiah to lead Trust as it's President from 23rd Jan 2022. We are confident to accelerate our reach to the needy in the days to come under his able leadership.
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. He born and brought up in Kakinada of Andhra Pradesh in a middle class family. Father Sri Srihari Mannaru and Mother Smt Lakshmi Meenakshi given him nothing but good education to live on his own. He studied in Govt institutions and secured good grades through out. He got married to Lakshmi Soujanya, and blessed with a boy Srihari Suhas. Presently, he is working as a Software Engineer in a renowned company. 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.
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.
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.
Srirangam Venkat Narayanacharyulu (Achary), born on 11th Oct 1972 to Smt S Sarojini & Sri S Narasimhacharyulu. Father was a temple priest, he migrated to Hyderabad in 1965. Parent are the role model for him and his siblings to grow in life. His father used to say that… help others in the best possible way and rest God will take care. His mother was a teacher, she always believed in hard work, she led the life with positive attitude in spite of obstacles. Achary’s childhood was linked with the temple in SR Nagar and while performing archaka duty he used to study until B.Com (1992). But he never thought that he will become Company Secretary in life. He started his career after marriage with Aruna Sri in the year of 1994, during that time he happened to go to Anandanagar to perform Varalakshmi Vratham in a house which is located next to Hyderabad Chapter of ICSI. He could see many students at 7am there for attending oral coaching classes at chapter premises. That’s how he got to know about CS Profession. He then registered for the course. His father passed away in 1997 and there after mother too passed away when he has been to exam for CS. But her wish for him was completing CS. He was determined to write exams keeping his mother’s wish and he wrote all exams and cleared first level of course. He got connected to Founder CS Balachandra in 1996 during CS Final coaching classes at Little flower school, Abids and they both completed the course together and travelled together in life for 25 years thereafter. With inspiration drawn from founder and parents, he decided to help others and for that he felt to do hard work thinking that some thing can be done for the society. He is blessed with two children SKH Chandana pursuing her CA Final and son SKS Nandan pursuing CS Final. He is happy with what he is today and now want to serve society as much as possible by becoming the Board Trustee of abhaya Foundation.
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.
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 Trustee for abhaya Foundation.
Kalyan Singamala, from Dharmavaram (Anantapuram, AP) son of Smt Suvarna & Sri Nagabhushanam… born in 1974 and settled in USA since a decade. Presently working in LAM Research in USA as IT Director. Married to Radhika Singamala and blessed with two lovely daughters Niyathi and Chaitra. His dad was very hardworking man and tried his best to give best for the family. His mom has instilled so many human values right from his childhood by telling many epics and stories. His mother is instrumental for what he is today. His mom always said, “immense pleasure exists in giving than taking”, “one should not have guilt in any form”. Kalyan’s college life was spent in grocery shop and completed graduation with great difficulty. He secured rank in MBA entrance which took a big turn in the life and changed dynamics of entire family. Started career in 1998 in IT, travelled more than 30 countries as part of job and passion. He loves travelling, wildlife, cosmos etc. He knows the Founder, CS Balachandra Sunku, since 1991 and the first connection happened during Ganesh festival at RCVS Home Anantapuram. After a gap of 28 years again got connected to abhaya through another common friend and Trustee CS R Ramakrishna Gupta. He got inspired with Corona Charity activities undertaken by abhaya and started inclining towards abhaya to do his part. When asked him to share his thoughts on service, he said! “Passion in every activity I do. Rides with emotions. Involves with Honesty and dedication in all things I take up. Very punctual in work. India rich in diversity power in unity”, he added.