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.
Dr K Narasimha Rao was born in 1962 at Porumamilla, Kadapa Dist., AP. He had his primary education at Govt ZP High School in his village. He did B.Tech (EEE) from JNTU, Anantapur and M.Tech and PhD from SV University, Tirupati, AP. He has been serving as Professor of engineering at various Engineering Colleges and retired from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. He is an Evaluator (NBA) and visits several Polytechnics and Engineering colleges across the country to improve the quality of Engineering Education. He is married to Smt Sowmya, who is very actively associated with abhaya activities. His eldest son Kattamuri Venkat Abhilash is a Civil Engineer and Interior Designer, the second son Kattamuri Uday Rakesh is a Software Engineer in USA and the youngest son, Kattamuri Chenna Keshava, is doing his MCA and is an active volunteer in many abhaya activities. The family has been associated with abhaya Foundation for many years as donors, volunteers, and resource persons.
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.
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.