|We Belong To One Large Family
|The Aim of the Parivar is to unite the
members of these families into one
cultural and social group
Now it is considered
necessary to set up a website
for publishing the activities of
the Parivar, and therefore this
has come into existence.
The Parivar is Young
|Who Are Eligible to become Members?
- Descendants of Sampige
- Descendants of the three
sisters who married the grooms
of Mijar Kamaths, Mijar Shenoys
and Hiranki Kinis.
- Descendants of Adyar
|Adyar Gopalakrishna Shenoy had three
sisters and two brothers. His
grandfather and father, both died in the
small-pox epidemic that devastated
Adyar village in 1909. Apart from the
descendants of Gopalakrishna and his
brothers and sisters, there are no other
survivors in the Adyar family of Adyar
|All the information provided to this
website and to the Adyar Gopal Parivar
is published on the web and so it will all
to the public at large.
Only the names and their relationships
with the forefathers is published and
addresses and telephone numbers will
be retained in the files. These
addresses and telephone numbers
may be made available to other
if asked for.
|We invite the members to use this
website to announce births, deaths,
weddings, graduations, promotions,
giving thanks, winning awards, and such
other events in the family by contacting Dr.
Mohan Shenoy at phone 26797278 (
prefix with appropriate local and
international codes where necessary) or
sending email to
This is a free service.
In fact all member services are free of
any cost to members.
There is no membership fee of any
kind. Members are members by birth in
the scheduled families.
|Late Adyar Gopalakrishna
Shenoy was born on 21st
September 1906 at the Adyar
Village situated about 8 kilometers
from the port city of Mangalore on
the west coast of Karnataka State
India. He married Amba the
eldest daughter of Mijar
Manjunath Kamath and Radhu.
Mijar Manjunath Kamath was the
younger son of Mijar Annappa
Kamath and Radhu was the third
daughter of Sampige Madhav
Kini. Adyar Gopal Parivar
therefore invites all those people
who were born in these families
viz. the Adyar Shenoy family, the
Mijar Kamath family and Sampige
Kini family. People born to
brothers and sisters of Mijar
Annappa Kamath and his wife and
of Radhu are also welcome
to join us.
|The Parivar (the club) is the brain
child of Dr. Adyar Mohan Shenoy,
the third son of late Sri Adyar
Gopalakrishna Shenoy. It was
inaugurated at a function held in
Mangalore on 23rd September
2007 by Sri M.Mohandas Kudva,
son of late Sri Narayana Kudva of
the Manchakal Kudva family of
late Sri Lakshman Kudva, the
grandfather of Mohandas.
|All those persons born in the families of
Sampige Madhav Kini including the
descendants of his children viz.
Subbamma, Radhu, Venkatray and
Narasimha, are invited to join as
members after filling in the information
form provided here. The same holds
true for those born in the families of the
three sisters that married into the Mijar
Shenoys, Mijar Kamaths,
and Hiranki Kinis. In the case of
Subbamma daughter of Sampige
|Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai
Towards the end of the Nineteenth Century there were three
sisters, who are our roots. These three sisters have not left the
names of their parents for us. But one among us will look into the
village records of Kannada districts in the future to investigate.
These three sisters got married and bore many children who
became our forefathers. We do not know their names but from
the word of mouth we have come to know that one of them was
named Bhagirathi. However we know the names of their
husbands. The eldest sister got married to Mijar Madhav Shenoy.
Most of the Adyar Gopal Parivar ancestors were born and
brought up within a radius of 100 kilometers in the old South
Kanara District. They were all poor farmers and
businessmen. They were either small landholders or landless
tenants. Some of them were small merchants running retail or
wholesale grocery stores. A good proportion of them were
excellent cooks preparing and selling sweets or establishing
small restaurants. Hiranki Ramray Kini was a retail grocery
store owner in Baddakatte. Mijar Madhav Shenoy and
Annappa Kamath almost entirely depended upon their small
agricultural fields, which they took over as tenants from the
rich Jain landlords in the area.
In 1510 A.D., the Kanara region was ruled by small and petty rulers belonging to the local Jain
or Bunt community. They pledged allegiance to the Kings of Vijayanagara Kingdom first and
then to the Muslim warlords Hyderali and Tippu Sultan who conquered and occupied these
Tippu Sultan was the ruler when the armed forces of the British East India Company defeated
him in a battle of Mysore in 1784 A.D. The British rule was administered directly from Madras
(now Chennai) and the north and south Kanara districts were included in the Madras province,
along with Malabar.
Our ancestors are originally from Goa. They lived peacefully until the Portuguese government
was established in Goa in 1510 A.D. The Portuguese King was a Roman Catholic Christian. He
had been advised by the Pope to convert all non-Christians into Christianity, by force if
Therefore within a short time after the administration of Goa was taken up by the Portuguese
government, the local Hindu people were persuaded to convert into Christianity. Our ancestors
were well entrenched in their religion and were unable to even think of any other life-style.
Therefore they refused to get converted into Christianity. This lead to imposition of Inquisition
by the Portuguese high-priests with open support of the Portuguese administrators. To escape
this persecution the Hindus took to mass-migration under very difficult conditions and moved to
areas beyond the control of the Portuguese, which was all around Goa. Some of them migrated
to the north; others to the south. Very few could migrate towards the east, since the western
ghat mountains prevented easy march to safety.
This mass-migration began around 1540 A.D., and continued until 1838 A.D., first in big hordes;
later in small groups. In 1837 A.D., Portugal became a Republic nation and the democratic
government of Portugal stopped the religious persecution.
The first migrants had the most difficulties to face; those who arrived later were helped by those
who had arrived earlier and had taken a firm foot-hold in the new land. Thus the Goans who
migrated to the new areas adopted the customs, culture and language of their country of
The second sister got married to Hiranki Ramray Kini. The
youngest sister got married to Mijar Annappa Kamath. Mijar
Madhav Shenoy and Mijar Annappa Kamath lived in the Badagu
Yedapadav area of Mijar village. Mijar village is located about 24
kilometers from Mangalore on the Mangalore-Moodbidri route.
Hiranki Ramray Kini lived in the Baddekatte area of Bantwal town
situated on the bank of Netravathi River, about 22 kilometers
from Mangalore on the Mangalore-Belthangadi route.
We do not have the records of the names of the parents or the grand parents of the three
sisters we consider our roots. The three sisters were instrumental in keeping the Mijar Madhav
Shenoy family in close touch with the Mijar Annappa Kamath family and the two Mijar families
with the Hiranki Kini family of Baddakatte in Bantwal. Also we do not have the records of all the
children of the three sisters. What records we have are given in this configuration essay.
|1. MIJAR MADHAV SHENOY
1.1 Mijar Madhav Shenoy is the eldest
co-brother. His wife (the eldest sister) gives
birth to three sons: Shanthappa, Manjunath
1.2 Shanthappa marries Kejji and they had
three children: Ananth, Leelavathi and
Saraswathi. Saraswathi's nickname was
1.3 Ananth married Shreedevi and they had
eight children: Kasthuri, Prema, Sadanand,
Varadaraya, Bhaskar, Shrimathi, Chandrakala
1.4 Leelavathi married Narasimha Bhandarkar.
Narasimha dies early and Leelavathi becomes
a child widow.
1.5 Sappulli is married to Balepuni Das Baliga.
Sappulli gives birth to seven children: Dattu
(Damodar), Mohini, Meera, Rathna,
Chandrakala, Vittal and Hanumanth.
|2. MIJAR ANANTH SHENOY
'Gothra' is the term in Sanskrit for different
ancient groups among Hindus, especially the
Brahmins such as the Gowda Saraswath
Brahmins. For example Vacha gothra is the
group descended from Vacha Muni. There are
18 known gothra(s) and Kaunsha, Kaundinya,
Bharadwaja, are some of them. The gothra is
important for marriage among the groups. We
do not marry in the family belonging to the
When a woman gets married she enters the
family of her husband's gothra. All her children
will be considered to belong to the gothra of
her husband. Her daughters are recognised to
belong to the gothra of her husband and when
they get married they can marry into the family
belonging to any gothra other than same
gothra, including her paternal gothra.
The three sisters did not carry the gothra of
their parents to the married home. Their
husbands belonged to the following gothra(s).
Mijar Madhav Shenoy: Kaunsha
Hiranki Kini: Kaundinya
Mijar Annappa Kamath: Kaunsha
Sampige Madhav Kini: Vacha
Adyar Ramachandra Shenoy: Vacha
Manchkal Lakshman Kudva: Kaunsha
2.1 Kasthuri marries Vittal Shenoy and gives
birth to three children: The first child was a
male child but he was disabled and died in his
The second child is also a male child; his
name is Manjunath.
2. 1. 2 Manjunath marries Gayathri. They
have one child by the name of Vrinda.
2.2 Prema married Raamachandra Naayak
and gave birth to four children: Krishnanand,
Prabhakar, Ganesh and Uma.
2.2.1 Krishnananda marries Kavitha who
gave birth to two children: Karthik and Krithika.
2.2.2 Prabhakar marries Poornima and got
three children: Praveen, Prajwal and Prasaad.
2.2.3 Ganesh marries Gayathri and gets one
2.2.4 Uma marries Manohar Nayak and gives
birth to two children: Madangopal and Manoj.
2.3 Sadaanand marries Anasuya who gives
birth to one child: Srikanth.
2.4 Varadaray marries Vanitha and gets two
children: Shashidhar and Lakshmi.
2.4.1 Lakshmi marries Mangesh Shenoy and
has one child: Pavan.
2.5 Bhaskar marries Sunitha and they get two
children: Yashwant and Ashwini.
2.5.1 Ashwini marries Sathish Bhandarkar
and awaiting a child.
2.6 Shrimathi marries Manjunath Nayak and
gets three children: Surekha, Vijaya and
2.6.1 Surekha marries Ramakrishna Prabhu
and gave birth to two children: Amritha and
2.6.2 Vijaya marries Padmanabha Shenoy
and gave birth to two chidren: Shwetha and
2.6.3 Ganesh marries Vidya and they got no
issues as on Oct 2010.
2.7 Chandrakala married Panduranga
Kamath and gave birth to two children:
Ravikanth and Shashikanth.
2.7.1 Ravikanth marries Revathi and they got
two children: Ramith and Riya.
2.8 Krishnabai marries Varadaray Prabhu
and gave birth to three children: Vaishali,
Sharaayu and Shrinivas.
|3. SAPPULLI AND DAS BALIGA
|PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR ANCESTORS
|Nethrakka is nick name of Nethravathi, the
eldest daughter of Adyar Manjunath
Shanubhogue and eldest sister of Adyar
Gopal. Click on the picture for more details.
|Gowriakka is nick name of Gowri, the
second daughter of Adyar Manjunath
Shanubhogue and elder sister of Adyar
Gopal. Click on the picture for more
|Shirdevakka is nick name of Sridevi, the
third daughter of Adyar Manjunath
Shanubhogue and elder sister of Adyar
Gopal. Click on the picture for more
|Adyar Ramachandra Shenoy was the
elder of the three sons of Adyar
Manjunath Shanubhogue and elder
brother of Adyar Gopal. Click on the
picture for more details.
|Adyar Gopalkrishna Shenoy was the
fifth child of Adyar Manjunath
Shanubhogue and younger brother of
Raamachandra. Click on the picture for
|Gopalakrishna (Adyar Gopal) (Born
21-9-1906) Grandson of Adyar
Father: Adyar Manjunath Shanbhogue.
Mother: Kamala (maiden name Yamuna).
Sisters: Nethravathi, Gowri, Sridevi.
Brothers: Ramachandra, Padmanabha.
Wife: Radha Bai (maiden name: Amba).
Father-in-law: Mijar Manjunath Kamath.
Mother-in-law: Radhu(Sampige Radhu Kini).
Occupation: Retail Grocery store,
Death: 8th August, 1991.
|HYPOTHETICAL FAMILY LINE
ADYAR MANJUNATH SHANBHAG
SAMPIGE MADHAV KINI
MANCHKAL LAKSHMAN KUDVA
THREE SISTERS' CHILDREN VIZ MIJAR SHENOYS,
HIRANKI KINIS OR MIJAR KAMATHS.
SON MARRIES A NON-DDM DAUGHTER MARRIES A NON-DDM
| | | |
DDM (SON) DAUGHTER (DDM) DDM (SON) DDM (DAUGHTER
ALL THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS BORN TO THESE SONS AND DAUGHTERS ARE DDM FOR
ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY.
SPOUSES OF DDM ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP AS ARE THEIR CHILDREN
REGARDLESS WHETHER THE FATHER OR THE MOTHER IS A DDM.
OF ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR
Adyar Gopal Parivar
|CONFIGURATION OF ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR
Adyar Gopal Parivar has members who are as old as 70 and
even 80 years but this club is just born on the 23rd
September 2007 by being inaugurated by one of the active
members, viz. Sri Manchakal Mohandas Kudva.
|BRIEF HISTORY OF GOWDA SARASWATH BRAHMANS
3.1 Dattu (Damodar) marries Kasthuri and
they got two children: Lalitha and Pandurang.
3.1.1 Lalitha marries Subbaray Kamath and
they have two children: Shrikanth and
3.1.2 Pandurang marries Veena and they have
two children: Vivek and Amritha.
3.2 Mohini marries Lakshman Shenoy and
they remained issueless.
3.3 Meera married Gundray Nayak and gave
birth to three children: Ananthkrishna, Vidya
3.3.1 Ananthkrishna marries Arundhathi and
they have three children: Anupama, Nagendra
3.3.2 Vidya marries Sudarshan Shenoy and
they have two children: Sumangala and
3.3.3 Vrinda marries Vasanth Baliga and they
have one child: Adithi.
3.4 Rathna marries Devadas Kamath and gave
birth to four children: Nagesh, Yogesh, Gokul
3.4.1 Nagesh marries Sandhya and they get
two children: Roopa and Reshma.
3.4.2 Yogesh marries Savitha and they get
two children: Akshay and Abhishek.
3.4.3 Gokul marries Sowmya and they get one
3.4.4 Sahana is married to Ganesh Prabhu
and she gives birth to two children: Gautham
3.5 Chandrakala marries Subbanna Pai and
gives birth to three children: Naaga Raj, Sunil
Raviraj and Gaayathri.
3.5.1 Naaga Raj marries Jyothi and they get
two children: Shraavya and Drishya.
3.5.2 Sunil Raviraj marries Swaathi and they
get one child: Kaarthik.
3.5.3 Gaayathri is married to Srinivas Shenoy
and gives birth to one child: Sanjana.
3.6 Vittalrao is married to Hemalatha and they
got three children: Sujaatha, Suneetha and
3.6.1 Sujaatha is married to Ganesh Pai and
gives birth to two children: Abhishek and Amrith.
3.6.2 Suneetha is married to Purushottam
Suvarna and they are issueless.
3.6.3 Hareesh is married to Sheila and they
got two children: Aadithya and Aniruddha.
3.7 Hanumanth marries Ravikala and they got
three children: Ganesh Prasaad, Gokuldas and
3.7.1 Ganesh Prasaad is married to Deepa
and they got one child: Dhruv.
3.7.2 Gokuldas married Neetha and they got
two children: Maansa and Dharini.
3.7.3 Kaanchana is married to Damodar
Prabhu and they got two children: Preksha and
The second son of Madhav Shenoy marries Gowri and they get six children: Vittal, Vedavathi,
Padmanabha, Ganapathi, Narasimha and Raghuraam.
2.1 Vittal marries Rukmabai and they get three children: Susheela, Shashikala and
2.1.1 Susheela marries Pundalik but they are issueless.
2.1.2 Shashikala marries P.D.Nayak and they got two children: Poornima and a boy whose
name is not know to us.
2.1.3 Suryakala marries one Aacharya and gives birth to two children but we do not know their
2.2.1 Shridhar marries Mithra and they got eight children: Manohar, Vaaman, Padmanaabha,
Vishwanath, Revathi, Dhanavathi, Kalaavathi and Vishnu.
220.127.116.11 Manohar marries Leelavathi and they get three children: Vinodini, Pramodini and
18.104.22.168.1 Vinodini marries Shivananda Shenoy and they get two children: Shylesh and
22.214.171.124.2 Pramodini marries Yogesh Shenoy and they get one childe: Himansh.
126.96.36.199 Vaaman marries Veena and they get two children: Karunakar and Ramya.
188.8.131.52.1 Ramya marries Jeevottam Bhat.
184.108.40.206 Padmanaabha marries Jayalakshmi and they get two children: Priya and Narasimha.
220.127.116.11 Vishwanath marries Vishaala and they get two children: Upendra and Venkatesh.
18.104.22.168 Revathi marries Madhav Kamath and they get four children: Chandrakanth, Aasha,
Suryakanth and Latha.
22.214.171.124.1 Chandrakanth marries Divya.
126.96.36.199.2 Aasha marries Sunil and they get two children: Niyathi and Preethi.
188.8.131.52.3 Latha marries Subhash.
184.108.40.206 Dhanavathi marries Ganesh Prabhu and they get two children: Keerthi and Girish.
220.127.116.11.1 Keerthi marries Narasimha Kudva.
18.104.22.168 Kalaavathi marries Sathish Mahaale and they get two children: Shraddha and Shreyas.
22.214.171.124 Vishnu marries Vidya and they get two children: Vikram and Vinod.
2.2 Vedavathi marries Manjunath Shenoy and they get seven children: Shridhar, Mohan
(Mushnappa), Keshav, Shankar, Rohini, Meera and Nirmala.
2.2.2 Mohan (Mushnappa) marries Tulasi and they get three children: Sudarshan, Jagannath
126.96.36.199 Sudarshan marries Anuraadha and they get two children: Sudha and Supriya.
188.8.131.52 Govind marries Geetha and they get three children: Poornima, Shambhavi and Mohan.
2.2.3 Keshav marries Sugandhi and they get four children: Rajani, Venkataramana, Vijaya and
184.108.40.206 Rajani marries Prabhakar Prabhu and they get two children: Pooja and Pavithra.
220.127.116.11 Venkataraman marries Shilpa and they have one child: Janhavi.
18.104.22.168 Vijaya marries Shridhar Shenoy and they get two children: Shravan and Riya.
22.214.171.124 Bhaarathi marries Shashidhar Nayak and they get one child: Shashaank.
2.2.4 Shankar marries Suguna and they get three children: Prathima, Ganapathi and Mallinath.
126.96.36.199 Prathima is married to Vasanth Prabhu and they get one child: Shreya.
188.8.131.52 Ganapathi marries Veena and they get one child: Babu.
184.108.40.206 Mallinath is married to Amitha and they get two children: Adithi and Arjun.
2.2.5 Rohini is married to Purushottam Nayak and gives birth to nine children: Goverdhan,
Praphulla, Chandrayini, Maalathi, Vaasudev, Baalachandra, Shashidhar, Kusuma and Giridhar.
Goverdhan, son of Rohini, married Kumuda and they got two children, viz. Vinodini and
Praphulla, daughter of Rohini married Venkatesh Hegde and they got two children, viz. Vittalray
Chandrayani (Savitha), daughter of Rohini married Yajnesh Murthy and they got one child,
Malathi, daughter of Rohini, married Pandurang Kamath, and gave birth to two children, viz.
Prashanth and Preethi.
Vasudev, son of Rohini, married Vasuda and got two children, viz. Akshay and Amrita.
Balachandra, son of Rohini married Lata and they got two children, viz. Vaishali and Vikram.
Shashidhar, son of Rohini married Bharathi and they got one child Shashank.
Kusuma, daughter of Rohini, married Dinesh Shenoy and they got two children, viz. Ashwin
Giridhar, son of Rohini, married Vrinda and they got one child, Gajaanan.
Meera, daughter of Vedavathi, married Mohan Dange and they got five children, viz. Prema,
Naagi, Bhaarathi, Shrinivas and Ganesh.
Nirmala, dughter of Vedavathi, married Raghuram Kudva and they got five children, viz.
Shashikala, Ravikala, Vatsala, Geetha and Vighnesh.
YAMUNA WIFE OF ACHUTH
Goverdhan married Naaraayani and they got nine children: Anusooya, Raadhakrishna,
Prabhaakar, Chandra Kala, Premaanand, Yashwanth, Dinesh Susheela and Maadhav.
Anusooya married Chittaranjan Prabhu and they got three children: Prashanth, Vasanth and
Raadhakrishna married Vinaya and they got two children: Ranjith and Rohit.
Prabhaakar married Pavithra and they got one child: Pallavi.
Chandrakala married Ashok Pai and they got two children; Anupama and Ajith.
Premaanand married Priya and they got one child: Srinivas.
Yashwanth is a bachelor (Oct. 2010)
Dinesh married Divya.
Susheela is also known as Surekha and her married name is Vidya. Susheela married Suresh
Kamath and they got two children: Vineeth and Namitha.
Madhav remains a bachelor.
Nagappayya married Chandrayani and they had seven chilren: 1. Raghupathy, 2. Vaarija 3.
4. Bhagirathi, 5. Yashodha, 6. Nirmala, 7. Raamachandra.
Raghupathy married Jayalakshmi and got three children: 1. Vaasudev, 2. Vijendra, 3. Sumana.
Vaarija died a spinster.
Damodar married Deepa and they got two children: 1. Bhaarathi, 2. Vijay.
Bhagirathi married Radhakrishna Shenoy and gave birth to three children: 1. Prashanth, 2.
Prashanth married Prathiksha and got one child: Prajwal
Prathima married Umesh Shenoy and got one child: Mamatha
Suchithra married Ashwin Nayak and they got one child: Ankith.
Yashodha married Shantharam Nayak and gave birth to two children: 1. Sandesh, 2.
Nirmala married Chandrakar Kamath and gave birth to three children: 1. Ashvini, 2. Avinaash,
Raamachandra married Rachana and they got two children: 1. Ridish, 2. Vrinda
Pinki got married to Baddur Appa. Their children are: 1. Nethravathi 2. Krishnaray
Nethravathi married Ganesh Mallya and gave birth to six children. They are:
1. Krishnabai 2. Suguna 3. Suresh, 4. Dinesh 5. Harish 6. Saroja
Krishnabai married Shantharam Pai and gave birth to two children: 1. Ahwini 2. Arpana
Suguna married Gopal Pai and gave birth to two children: 1. Rajesh 2. Girish
Suresh married Sunitha who bore him two children: 1. Sunil 2. Sudhir
Dinesh married Anuraadha, (daughter of Krishnaray) who gave birth to two children: 1. Disha
Harish married Anitha who gave birth to two children: 1. Akshatha 2. Akshay
Sudha married Ganesh Nayak and gave birth to two children: 1. Anjani 2. Archana
Krishnaray married TulasiBai and they got four children. They are: 1. Gopinath 2. Narayan 3.
Gopinath married Poornima and they got two children: 1. Raajaram 2. Vaishnavi
Narayan remained a bachelor.
Anuraadha married Dinesh Mallya (son of her aunth Nethravathi). (see above).
Sudha married Gurudas Mallya and they got one child: Archana
Vasudev married Bhavaani
Bhavaani delivered seven children:
1) Pinki 2) Nagappayya 3) Goverdhan 4) Sulochana 5) Janardhan 6) Subbanna 7) Koppalli
|FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
All those persons born in the families of Sampige Madhav
Kini including the descendants of his children viz.
Subbamma, Radhu, Venkatray and Narasimha, are invited
to join as members after filling in the information form
provided here. The same holds true for those born in the
families of the three sisters that married into the Adyar
Shenoys, Manchkal Kudvas, Mijar Shenoys, Mijar
Kamaths, and Hiranki Kinis.
The Parivar was inaugurated on 23rd September 2007.
The Parivar or club is the brain child of Dr. Adyar Mohan
Shenoy, the third son of late Sri Adyar Gopalakrishna
It was inaugurated at a function held in Mangalore on
23rd September 2007 by Sri M.Mohandas Kudva,
son of late Sri Narayana Kudva of the Manchakal
Kudva family of late Sri Lakshman Kudva, the
grandfather of Mohandas.
The Aim of the Parivar is to unite the members of
these families into one cultural and social group
Now it is considered necessary to set up a website
for publishing the activities of the Parivar, and
therefore this website www.adyargopal.com has
come into existence.
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