Bunt Prominent Personalities

Late.M.Sunder Ram Shetty

History of Indian banking in general and of Dakshina Kannada District in particular, cannot be said to be complete without a specific reference made to the tremendous contribution made by Late Shri. Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty, son of Mr.Bommerabettu Muddana Shetty and Mrs.Kakwaguttu Seethamma Shedthi and married to Smt. Kusumavati Shetty.

At the dawn of his career after serving companies like Tropical, Warden, Crescent, Atlas & Triton he began a career in insurance & adopted banking as a new way of life. He was associated with VIJAYA BANK since 1946 and joined the board of directors of the bank as Chairman from 1962; he became the Hon. Chairman from 1962 to 1969 & then remained as full time Chairman till 1978. At a time when thousands of households were uprooted overnight in South Kanara District on account of land reforms,it was the soccer by way of employment oppertunities provided by Shetty that helped these families to kindle the lamp of life inside the precincts of their houses.In fact,nearly 9500 families were saved from extinction of hunger and misery.He proved to be a savior and rescued the bank from sinking. His helping hand stretched to Educational, Social and Economic areas. His concern for the rural poor was legendary. He was a man of foresight and vision. It was his consistent nature to fight against the injustice made him a crusader for socio-economic justice and equality in the society.He was died in 1981.


Mr.Y.Shivanna Hegde.

Mr.Yenagudde Shivanna Hegde,son of the late K. Nandyappa Shetty and Mrs. Meenakka Heggadathi . After completing his college education, he started his banking career in Union Bank of India in 1951 and rose to the position of an Executive in 1970. He joined the Corporation bank in august, 1976 and had a brilliant career, rising to the post of Chairman and Managing Director of the Corporation Bank in the year 1983. He retired as chairman and Managing Director in the year 1991. Mr. Y.S.Hegde was honoured by the Bunt's alias Nadavara Sangha, Dakshina Kannada as President of the 82nd Mahasabha at Puttur. He is married to Mrs.Prema Hegde and they have 2 sons and one daughter.


Mr.B.Ranganath Hegde

He was the Works Director of Hanuman Transport Company Ltd., he joined the board of Directors of Vijaya Bank Ltd., and became its chairman .


Mr.K.Shivaram Shetty

Mr.K. Shivaram Shetty was technacrat turned banker. He was joined Vijaya Bank and retired as its Chairman and Managing Director .


Mr. Sadananda Shetty

Mr.Sadananda Shetty was started his career in Vijaya Bank . In the service of Vijaya Bank for the last 30 years,of which 25 years as an Officer/Executive . Appointed as Executive Director of the Bank from 20th September 1982,by the Govt. of India and subsequently Chairman and Managing Director from 8th june 1984 .



Mr.B.Balakrishna Shetty earned his Master in Economics from Bombay School of Economics, in 1960 . Thereafter he joined National Council of Applied Economics Research, New Delhi . In 1964, he joined the Financial Express, Bombay as financial correspondent . In 1965, he started his career in banking as chief Economist in Central Bank of India where, he served for 10 years.

In 1972, Central Bank of India deputed Mr.Shetty for training in economic research in Deusche bank in Germany and Barclays Bank in U.K . In 1980, he attended advanced training programs in banking and financial management in East West University, Honolulu , Hawaii . He attended a seminar on foreign exchange in New York City, conducted by City Bank in 1986 . In 1994 and 95 he was a member of Managing Committee of Indian Bank's Association . After 30 years of active banking experience , Mr.Shetty retired as CMD, Vijaya Bank in 1996.



Jagannath Venkappa Shetty started his career in Central Bank as a clerk and rose to become the General Manager in Central Bank .From there , he was appointed as the Executive Director of Union Bank of India . Thereafter he was apointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank where he was retired .Presently he is in board of Global Trust Bank as independent Director.


Mr.M.Bhasker Poonja

Mr.Bhaskar Poonja, son of Mulki Ramakrishna Poonja. He started career as directly recruited officer in Resesrve Bank of India (RBI) and later his services were lent to IDBI(Industrial Development Bank of India) where he retired as chairman of IDBI .


Shri V.Prabhakar Shetty

Mr.Vaddarse Prabhakar Shetty joined Canara Bank in 1969 and worked there for four years. Thereafter he joined Vijaya Bank in 1973. Worked in various capacities in rural , Semi Urban , Urban and Metropolitan Branches as Branch Head . He was heading major operational Divisions/Zones at Mumbai , Chandigad , Lucknow , Calcutta and Delhi and also Exceptionally Large Braches including Overseas Branch at Mumbai . He was in charge of Credit Department , International Banking Division , Recovery , Personnel , General Administration and Information Technology .

Mr.Shetty joined UCO Bank as Executive Director on 11th October 1999 and took charge of the Bank as chairman & Managing Director on 6th October. He is also a Director of National Insurance Co. , a leading Insurance Company of the country and his is a member of the Advisory Committee of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SUDBI) , Eastern Region . Mr. Shetty is also associated as member of several high level committees of the Indian Bank's Association including the negotiation committee on wage revisions for Bank employees/officers at the industry level.