Nadedubanda daari (Journey through the Generations):
Here I would like to narrate the various professions undertaken by our family members through different generations even though our forefathers started off with Pooja and had a very humble beginning. I feel it is really great that we have covered a VAST SPECTRUM of the living.
The first generation was brought to Kakotuparambu exclusively for the Pooja of the Kalabhairava deity. The different career path taken by the various generations are given with some of the notable persons of each generation. The successive generations have followed many of the professions of earlier ones, but to avoid repetitions I have highlighted the new ones in the following generations.
The following is only a collection of information and if there is a need to correct, the suggestions are welcome.
1 to 4: Mainly Pooja, pourohitya and agricultural landlords.
Shankaranarayana – Pooja and pourohitya.
5 & 6: Pooja, pourohitya, landlords, teachers and Govt./revenue department jobs, lawyers and ayurvedic medicines.
C.M.Venkappayya, C.M.Subraya: popular teachers retired as Head Masters and also were good at ayurvedic medicines (naadu maddu), C.M.Rama Rao: First Indian Educational Officer of independent Coorg State, C.R.Subraya: popular as Karanikara Subraya joined Revenue dept. of Kodagu. C.N.Venkappayya was a lawyer at Madikeri.
7: Agriculture including Coffee plantations, judges, and industrialists, cooperative dept., military accounts & medical core, doctors, engineers, Banking, Plantation Managers, Migrations to other places in search of new jobs.
N.K.Ganapayya: Harle Estate, Sakleshpur was also president of Havyaka Sangha Bangalore for a long time, N.K.Krishnamurty: Kogaravalli Estate, Sakleshpur, N.R.Gopalakrishna was a popular Judge at Madikeri, C.V.S. Brothers: C.V.Srinivasa Rao, C.V.Sadashiva Rao & C.V.Shankar started own Small Scale Industry at Madikeri, C.R.Narayana Rao joined Coop. Dept., C.L.Rao, C.Krishnamurthy & C.S.Parameshwara Rao (brothers) joined Military Eng. Services accounts, C.S.Ranganath retired as Lt.Colonel of Army Medical Core, Dr. (Capt.) C.R.Chandrashekhar was a popular doctor at Anekal, Dr.C.S.Natesh was very popular at K.R.Nagar, Dr.C.R.Gopalakrishna after retirement from Tamil Nadu govt. service was Resident Medical Officer at Annamalai University, Chidambaram, C.V.Gopalakrishna of Kelinja is an Engineer in Metallurgy, C.V.Seetharama Rao was Secretary of Town Coop. Bank, Virajpet and later started The Metropolitan Institute – the first typewriting & short hand teaching institute of Kodagu, C.V.Sadashiva Rao served as Manager of Kurkanmatti Estates, Lalbagh Estates – large Coffee Estates in Chickmagalur Dist., C.S.Vishweshwara Rao was a Manager of Madapur Estate in Kodagu, apart from the migrations within the state Ramaiya Cukkemane (Bombai Rama) went to Deolali and then to Bombay in Maharashtra.
8: Chartered Accountants, Medical Research, Geology, Insurance, Businessman, Innovations, Hotel/Catering, Military –army & naval cadres, Migrations to other countries for new jobs.
C.S.Ravindranath retired as Asst.Gen.Manager – Finance of H.M.T.Ltd., Bangalore, Dr.Narahari is doing a medical research at Kasaragodu especially to cure phylaria, C.S.Ramadas retired from ONGC. C.V.Manjunath & C.N.Poornima joined LIC of India, N.K.Jayaprakash Narayan has Das Electricals at Sakleshpur, S.K.Anand of Master Plannery, Puttur has been doing innovative works in the field of Civil Constructions, C.J.Sunil is a National Institute of Designs, Ahmedabad qualified furniture designer in Bangalore, Ashok Ramaiya Cukkemane retired from Income Tax Dept. has his own Hotel/Catering firm at Mumbai, C.C.Ramachandra retired from Vijaya Bank has taken up Hotel Management at USA. , C.L.Ramesh retired as a Brigedier of Indian Army, Suresh Ramaiya Cukkemane retired from Indian Navy is at Abu Dhabi, Arun Kumar Ramaiya Cukkemane is a Manager in Emirates Air Lines at Sharjah.
9: IT & BPO, Pharmacy, Ayurvedic Doctors, Business Administration, Research, and Diamonds - Diamantaire.
We have many Engineers in IT & BPO industry; C.R.Rakesh is at Dr.Reddy’s Labs, Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. C.R.Nalini Sharma is at Vamadapadavu, Bantwal taluk, Dr. Sowmya is at Ishwara Mangala near Puttur, C.R.Vinay- an MBA is Co-founder, Chairman & Managing Director of Customercentria at Mumbai, C.R.Anitha an MBA is at Adelaide, Australia, Dr.Abhishek Cukkemane is doing research in Physics at Juelich, Germany, Anup Ashok Kumar Cukkemane – qualified in Diamond grading and assorting has his own firm in Mumbai – a Diamantaire.