Sudhakara Rao

Sudhakara Rao is a chemist by background and an IT professional by career. He hails from Bantwal Tq of Mangalore district and did his Masters in Chemistry at Mysore University. After obtaining his Ph.D. from IISc, Bangalore, he moved to Boston where he has been staying for the past 35 years. He engages himself in numerous community activities related to art, language and culture, particularly in relation to Kannada and Tulu. Over the last two decades, he has served in the local Kannada and Tulu Kootas under various capacities including the role of a President. Currently he is heading the charity wing, Seva Mandaara, of New England Kannada Koota.
Sudhakara and his wife, Usha Rao, founded the charity organization, Kala Tarangini, to support programs that facilitate inculcating various traditional art forms of India in the 2nd generation Indians here in the US. Sudhakara runs weekly SuktaDhama classes where the attendees learn a methodical way of chanting Sanskrit verses with a touch of grammar. He is instrumental in running monthly Bhajans through Bhajana Tarangini and yearly Navaratri series called “Mane Maneyalli Navaratri” through GKVV. Over the years, he had been involved in several fund-raising activities benefiting numerous charity organizations both in India and in New England.