Past Presidents

Shri. Goverdhan Shetty (1975-77)

Born in Kundapur, College Education at Mangalore, Goverdhan Shetty did his Chartered Accountancy at Bombay with the reputed British Firm known as Ford, Rhodes & Parks.

He joined Buckau Wolf (now known as Thyssen Krupp) a multinational industrial organization in 1958 at Pimpiri and rose to one of the top positions in short time. He left employment in 1976 at start his own industry and business. Now he runs his owns business and he is also Investment Counsellor. He was a District Governor of Lions International in 1986-87. He was Founder President of Bunts Sangha, Pune.His wife Chandrakala Shetty was also District Governor of Lions International in 1994-95.

Prof. M. S. Shetty (1977-79 / 1984-1985)

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Maj. Gen. Dr. Jayakar Shetty (1981-84)

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Shri. G. M. Shetty (1985-88 / 2003-06)

Shri Gunduraj M Shetty is a leading businessman in Pune in the field of Hotels and Restaurants. He is an active Social worker. HE was born on 30th March 1931 in the village of Nittur in Karnataka State, South Canara, Udupi Taluq in the family which was engaged in the agricultural business. His social activities are:-

Shri Kushal Hegde (1988-91)

He is a successful Industrialist. He was elected as District Governor of Lions Clubs International District 323 D2 for 1997-98. Mr. Kushal Hegde is associated with other social organizations such as-

  • Mr. Kushal Hegde is Vice President of Kannada Sangha, Pune.
  • Patron and Vice Chairman of Sharadashram Vidya Mandir, Dadar, Mumbai.
  • Member- Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture Pune.
  • President of Bunts Sangha, Pune-1987-90.
  • Life Member- Poona Blind Men’s Association.

Shri Jagannath B. Shetty (1991-93)

Shri. Jagannath B. Shetty is a pioneer in the business of restaurants in Pune. He has established the immensely popular trinity Vaishali, Roopali and Amrapali. He came to Pune 58 years ago to join his maternal uncle Late Shridhar Shetty in his hotel business.

He has several awards to his credit. He was awarded 'The Gunduraj Shetty gold medal for the best social worker' for his selfless contribution to the society. The Entrepreneurs International Conferred 'Quality Award ' to his restaurant Vaishali, on 29th July 2003.Tridal Pune Felicitated him with Pune's most prestigious award " Punya Bhushan Puraskar' in the year 2000. Recently The Times Group has declared VAISHALI as the Best South Indian Restaurant. Chimanlal Govinddas Memorial Trust has also awarded him with "Udyam Gaurav Purskar". Dowry is a social evil prevailing in our community. J. B. Shetty instituted gold medals to newly married outstanding couple i.e. those who marry without accepting 'Dowry'. He has also helped many parents to get their daughters married.

Though he has settled down in Pune, he has not forgotten his native place. he has generously given donations to his old school for development, and build the village Ganapathi Temple.

Jagannath Shetty is an ardent golfer and has Captained Poona golf club in the year 1997-98. He has won several awards too. He has started an annual "Vaishali Cup" for amateurs.

He has traveled widely all over the world .in all his social activities he had the fullest co-operation of his better half late Smt. Shakuntala Shetty. They have a daughter Kum. Nikita.

There must be something intrinsically astounding in an individual who has achieved such heights without the benefit of either an academic or technical education. He deserves full appreciation from one and all.

Shri Narayan S. Shetty (1993-95)

Shri Narayana Shetty who was elected President of Pune Buntara Sangha in 1993 was born on 15/06/1938 at Shivapura village Karkala Taluka.

He is one of the topmost Hoteliers in Pune by owning Hotels like "Priya, Supriya, Chalukya and Maurya Residency". HE is one of the active members of "Kannada Sangha" and he was also in "Giants Club". In 1975 "Buntara Sangha" at Pune was established. Since then in one or the other way was "Narayananna" shouldering the responsibilities of the Samithi by devoting himself heartily, mentally & financially by working day and night effectively with all efforts for the growth of the Sangha. During 1993 the Buntara Sangha of Pune considered him as one of the Best Social Workers and awarded him a meritorious Gold Medal and felicitated for his dedicated resultoriented services. He Follows the slogan of "Work is Worship". His charming beloved wife, Smt Sarojini Shetty, who is always cheerful and has supported Mr Narayana Shetty in all his bad and good days and cooperated in all his activities with a smile.

Shri A. Sadanand Shetty (1995-97)

Mr. Sadananda Shetty our Past President is a B.Com., F.C.A. He is a renowned Chartered Accountant from Pune who also looks after his family business of Hotels in Pune. He has rich experience of teaching, as he was a professor at Poona College, St. Vincent College and St. Mira's College. He is associated with quite a few companies as a Director.

He was elected as District Governor of Lions Clubs International, District 323 D for 1991-92. He has also served multiple as Lions Clubs International as Multiple District Treasurer in the year 1991-92. He is equally associated with other social organizations. He also serves as a Managing Trustee, Trustee in few charitable service organizations. He is married to Mrs. Roopa Shetty and is blessed with two sons and a daughter.

Shri Seetharam S. Shetty (1997-99)

Mr. Seetharam Shetty, popularly known as "Coffee House Seetharamanna" in Pune is one of the most active dignitaries of Bunts community. He has been in social work since decades and his total involvement is remarkable in case of sad events like unfortunate death in Bunts Community, where in he organizes religious rites single handedly. He has been contributing magnanimously towards each and every programme of Bunts Community.

Mr. Seetharam Shetty is a very successful businessman and a very reputed Hotelier. His Hotels are Coffee House at Cantonment and " Hotel Chandan" at Shankarsheth Road. He is happily married to Mrs. Prema S. Shetty and blessed with two children-Mr.Sharan and Miss. Pooja.

Shri Jayanath Shetty (1999-2001)

Mr. Jayant Shetty hails from Hejamadi Patel house, a reputed family in Dakshina Kannada District. Mr. Jayant Shetty is a strict disciplinarian and honest in his approach because of his military background. He is a very reputed Hotelier having chains of hotels namely Hotel Gandharva, Hotel Ganaraj, Hotel Sagar, The ship-Restaurant, K.K. Towers at Coondapur and Gandharva Residency. He is an active social worker and helped many needy persons for education, medical aids and organising marriage. He is ably supported by his wife Mrs. Shobha Shetty and three daughters.

Shri M. Balakrishna Hegde (2001-03)

Mr Balakrishna Hegde hails from a reputed family of Molahalli situated in Kundapur Taluk. He is a hardworker, visionary, a gentleman of highest caliber and positive attitude in attaining the goals. He has been working successfully for the growth of Bunts Sangha. HE has been contributing for any social work benefiting the needy. He is a frontline donor for all the good causes.

Mr Hegde is a very reputed businessman. He is the Chairman of Hegde Group of Industries having reputed companies namely B.K. Benzyl, B K Benzyl Pvt Ltd, Akshay Organics Pvt Ltd. Recently he has opened a 4 Star Hotel called Le- ROYCE, a designer hotel situated adjacent to Sun-n- Sand at Dhole Patil Road.

Mr Hegde is a recipient of "Best exporter Award" from Government of Maharastra. He is happily married to Mrs Shashi B Hegde, and they are blessed with two sons.

Mr. Sadanand Kuddu Shetty

Presidents of Bunts' Sangha, Pune hails from KALAI GUTTU HOUSE – Padebettu, Padubidri. At the age of 13, he migrated to Mumbai in search of a "bright future".

He started his business at the age of 19 with BEST Canteen at Dadar and then Hotel Sadanand at Goregaon (East). He joined Congress and worked as a Joint Secretary for the Block Congress and associated with Goregaon Karnataka Sangha. He was founder member of "The Suburban Hotel Owners' Association" and worked as Honorary Secretary.

Later on he started Sadanand Coffee House at Worli. During emergency he joined the Janata Party and worked against the ruling Congress Party. He started Hotel Purab at Deccan Gymkhana, Pune and made Pune-his permanent name. Then onwards, there had been no looking back for this honest, hard working, conscientious business man. Consequently, he started Hotel Sindhu Palace in Udupi (D.K.) Hotel Sealord at Worli, Sadanand Resorts and Sadanand Residency at Pune. He is also a founder member of the Marathi Kannada Sneha Vardhini. Very shortly he will be starting a 4 star Hotel "Sadanand Regency" near Asian Village at Balewadi, Pune.