|The above photograph shows Dr. Mohan Shenoy and his wife Lalitha
and the picture was taken on the 3rd December 2009.
Mohan was born on 15th May 1938.
Lalitha is the daughter of late Sri Gurpur Krishna Narasimha Prabhu of
Gurpur. She is a B.A. graduate of St. Agnes' college, Mangalore.
|Dr. Mohan Shenoy went to school in
Mangalore. He went to the
Government Training School on
Balmatta Road from the 1st class to
the 4th class. For the 5th class he
went to the Milagres Elementary
School in Hampankatta, Mangalore.
He joined the Ganapathy High
School in the 1st form and finished
his 6th form in the same school, and
passed the S.S.L.C. examination in
|Dr. Mohan Shenoy is
specialised in the field of
Pathology, both Anatomical and
Clinical; after a 4-year course
of resident training in USA and
passing the American Board of
Pathology examinations in 1975,
he returned to India lock stock
and barrel in January 1977 and
set up his practice in Bangalore
India. He set up his Shenoy
Medical Laboratory, a clinical
diagnostic laboratory in
February 1978, at
Basavanagudi, Bangalore. The
diagnostic facility closed down
in March 2009.
|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
Gopalakrishna and his
brothers and sisters, there
are no other survivors in the
Adyar family of Adyar village.
|All the information provided to this
website and to the Adyar Gopal
Parivar is published on the web and
so it will all be available to the public
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 members if asked for.
|Who Are Eligible to become
- Descendants of Sampige
- Descendants of the three
sisters who married the
grooms of Mijar Kamaths,
Mijar Shenoys and Hiranki
- Descendants of Adyar
|We Belong To One Large Family
|Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai
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Question from Disha Mallya: As I
studied Psychology I am always keen
to know about people, especially their
I have always seen you as a very
successful person. You have studied
medicine, worked abroad and
continuing to contribute to the society
even to this day. I want to know what
made and makes you who you are
Were you motivated by anybody in
Were you very sure and definite that
you will study medicine?
Please unveil your story to me part by
part: Your childhood, teens, as a
young man, your middle age and your
Mohan Shenoy's Answer: I became a
doctor by accident. I have written a
book, 'Find yourself, Young Man'
which is really a fiction built around my
My story is very strange and
sometimes unbelievable. I will write to
you the story but what made me the
person whose picture you have in your
mind is unexplainable, until I know
what impression you have about me.
Question from Disha Mallya: I still
cannot believe that without any
ambitions one can achieve so much in
life. So do you say that it's all in our
fate and we humans are destined to
Mohan Shenoy's Answer: Everything
that has brought me to this position
was by accident and not by my own
Each person is different from another.
Life is the same in its essence at all
times and at all places. But the details
are different from time to time and from
place to place. The past is different
from the present and the future is also
different from the present. Old people
can not be entirely an example for
young people. Old thoughts can not
be applied to the present in every
detail. What looks is the gross picture
that is made of many tiny smaller
pictures. We have to draw the smaller
pictures with particular attention so
that when they are all put together the
big picture is perfect.
My inherent quality, which is not to
keep any asset for myself, if possible,
is what makes me do things that have
made you wonder about me. Everyone
likes to do things that please. Mine is
a life not to be followed by youngsters
generally. Yes. My life is not an
example for others. It is only a story to
read and enjoy.
also succeed in life. The first is his
inherent principle that 'I will not do
anything that is bad either to me or to
It is very difficult to avoid doing harm
to ourselves. Many things that we do
are harmful to ourselves.
The second is 'I will not make money
by dishonesty, cunning and cheating'.
These and other 'good habits' (about
which I have written a book, 'The
Hindu Gentleman and Lady' available
with Amazon.com) have made me
what I am. I do not cultivate ambitions.
I cultivate the tools that are required to
accomplish tasks that complete our
ambitions if any.
Comment by Disha Mallya: I still
cannot believe that without any
ambitions one can achieve so much in
Mohan Shenoy's Answer: I never
advise others to follow my ways and
manners. I always find ways how to
cross a difficult situation when I
approach it. Therefore there is need
for adventurism, boldness, intelligent
planning, understanding all people
with whom you get in touch,
understanding the working of the tools
that you are using, etc., etc.
The word ambitions connotes greed.
Desire to do great things is not greed
or ambition. One has to look for
opportunities to do great things as I
said by doing small good things, which
finally become big.
There is no other destiny than what
we shape ourselves.
About 50% of our physical and mental
abilities are through our ancient and
recent past ancestors and the
remaining is what we build through
our life. When we are born in our
families, the power to shape our
destiny is already granted to us
through our parents' genes we got in
our body. When we live our lives we
need not look at far out in the future
but decide about the next moment to
next decade. But be aware that what
we plan might not succeed. No one is
otherwise destined to be something.
I never thought of becoming what I am
today and I am not satisfied by what I
have achieved. But in the
circumstances I am not going to bring
any bad name to my family.
Bringing good name to oneself and to
one's family must remain an ambition
of every person.
Ask me more questions and get
surprise answers from out of me.
|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 <email@example.com>
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.
The caricature of Dr.
Mohan Shenoy is drawn by
the famous Cartoon Artist
Mr. Prakash Shetty (right)
under the sponsorship of
Mr. Manikkar on the 7th
|Dr. Mohan Shenoy with wife Lalitha
DR. MOHAN G. SHENOY?
10,500 Sq.Ft of land (115x90 or
24 cents) in the heart of
Mangalore City on the west
coast of Karnataka State, India.
This property was bequeathed
by late Adyar Gopal Shenoy to
his seven children who are now
the joint owners after
a Court decree issued in 2006.
By Mangalore terms the
property is 24 cents of land.
There are two wells with water
year-round. The approach
from the 30 foot wide Balmatta
Cross Road is about 65 meters
long and about 3.5 meters wide
a motorable road.
The going market price in the
area is fluid and ranges from 9
lacs a cent to 10 lacs a cent.
The buyer with the best offer
will get the valuable site in a
prime location for houses,
|10,500 Sq.Ft of land (115x90 or 24 cents) in the heart of Mangalore
City on the westcoast of Karnataka State, India.
(THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED IN DECEMBER 2010)
Please look at the map on the left.
From Jyothi Circle one walks down to the Balmatta Cross Road and then to the
Kudumbi Garden, the locality name. The approach path from the road to the site
is about 65 meters and about 1.5 meters wide.
The site is bound on all sides with privately owned plots. West by Ramdas
Kamath property, south by Mohan Shet property, east by unknown owner
property and north by Don Bosco Hall.
Behind Don Bosco Hall Mangalore
|COMMERCIAL SPACE ABOUT 1000 SQ.FT ON
GROUND FLOOR IN BANGALORE INDIA.
The commercial space is located in the eastern corner of a three storied
building situated across the street from the National College campus, on Vani
Vilas Road, in Basavanagudi area of Bangalore City, India. The floor area is
1000 Sq. Feet. There are 3 rooms and two toilets. The road-side lobby is 100
Sq. Feet. One of the rooms can be used as Doctor's Consultation Room.
(THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED IN MARCH 2009)
Well-laid out waiting room, seating sofa and side tables, reception desk,
examining couch, doctor's table, central music system, false ceiling with
ample reflective lighting, call bell, ceiling fans, hand-wash basin, two bath
rooms with constant water supply, over-head tank, 10 KVA power
|Boutique located on the west-side
Call Dr. Mohan Shenoy for further details at +91-9845855787 or
26797278 at Bangalore, India (prefix with appropriate local
and international telephone codes).
(THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED IN DECEMBER 2010)
Dr. Shenoy with the building
owners M/s. Aradhya Complex.
The Aradhya Complex has a
basement occupied by shops. The
premises is located on the ground
floor which is about 2 feet above the
level of the street. There are many
shops located on the first floor apart
from the space described here. The
space has an exclusive entrance
used only by the occupant. The first
floor is occupied by many offices.
The rent being paid by Dr. Shenoy is
at old rate. A new tenant will have to
pay rent at the present rate which
could be upto Rs. 25,000 per month.
A new rental agreement has to be
signed by the new tenant once the
space is acquired. An amount as
Goodwill is expected to be paid in
the transfer of tenancy.
|Floor Plan of Shenoy Clinical Laboratory & X-Ray
Pumpa Maha Kavi Road
|Mohan + Leela (Daughter of G.K.Narasimha
Married name Lalitha
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|MOHAN (SON OF GOPALAKRISHNA SHENOY)
|MOHAN IS SON OF ADYAR GOPAL
|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
Aim of the Parivar
|Dr. Mohan Shenoy joined the First
Year Science class in the
Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga
Bombay. He passed the F.Y.Sc.
examination held by the Bombay
University with distinction. He
opted for Physics, Chemistry and
Biology for his next class viz. Inter.
Sc. class at the Ruia College. He
passed the Inter.Sc. examination
held by the Bombay University in
First Class. He got a merit seat in
the Grant Medical College,
Bombay . Dr. Mohan Shenoy
appeared for the Final membership
examination held by the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of
Bombay and passed it. He passed
the Final (III) MBBS examination
held by the Bombay University and
got his MBBS degree in 1967.
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|Dr. Mohan Shenoy, son of Adyar
Gopal had started a diagnostic
facility (the Shenoy Lab) in the
Basavanagudi area of Bangalore
City in India in the year 1978. When
he went to Los Angeles California,
in 1997 he handed over the
administration of the Shenoy Lab to
his employees. After he returned
from Los Angeles in 2003, he did
not resume his official duties in the
Lab but instead spent his time in
other activities like creating movies,
and writing books. In the year 2003
he also transferred the
proprietorship of the Lab (which
was with him until August 2003) to a
partnership firm consisting of
himself as the major partner and his
employees as the other partners.
Yet Dr. Shenoy did not come back
to the Lab for day-to-day
attendance and practice as the
Pathologist there. Instead he
continued his activities that
interested him rather than practice
Medicine as a pathologist.
The result was the Lab business
slowly slided down and money
collections became less and less.
The losses became unbearable in
January of 2009 and Dr. Shenoy
decided to close the business
completely. The door of the small
but popular diagnostic facility
known as the Shenoy Clinical Lab
& X-Ray were shut permanently
from the first of March 2009.
It is traumatic for a doctor to close
his practice and it is equally
disrupting for his patients. Many of
those patients who regularly visited
Shenoy Lab for services have been
left stranded by this action but
'somebody has to retire someday!'.
|Dr. Mohan Shenoy closes
his Clinical Diagnostic
Facility permanently at
Bangalore India since 1st
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Everyone knows where on earth
India is and of India.
If one searches the Karnaataka
state map one finds the Dakshina
Kannada District on the Southern
coast of Karnaataka state.
Adyar is now (2013) a part of the
Mangalore Municipal Corporation
(MMC). But in the year 1898 A.D.,
the village of Adyar was a
beautiful rural hamlet with
Nethravathi River flowing through
it. Two unpaved roads passed
through Adyar village on each
bank of the river, from the District
headquarters town of Mangalore
to the interior areas; principally, to
Gurpur and Mijar and then on to
Moodbidri, Karkala, Agumbe and
But it was to the sourthern
Kasargod District, situated south
of Mangalore that much of the
trade lines were running. The
villages of Ullal, Manjeshwar,
Kumble, Kasargod, Bekal Fort,
Kanhangad, Nileshwar and
of Kasargod district, formed the
most important places where
Gowda Saaraswath Braahman
community lived and prospered.
The district of Kannanore (known
as Cannanore before and as
Kannur now), was particularly rich
in GSB population.
Kannada language was used as
the administrative language, since
very ancient times in most of the
Canara region but since the time
of Vijayanagara Dynasty i.e. since
14th Century Kannada was used
extensively in commerce and
literature. The mother tongue of
the GSBs was however Konkani
language and not Kannada. The
GSB people always spoke
Konkani language in their homes
since very early history of India.
The Konkani language is a
vernacular form of Sanskrit
language. The Canara and
Malabar area was ruled by the
British Crown until 1947 when
India got Independence.
Most of the houses of GSBs in those
days had thatched roofs but the walls
were either of mud or of bricks. The
doors and windows had frames and
shutters made of wood. The floors
were made of beaten mud coated
with cow-dung paste. The cow-dung
paste was mixed with either lampsoot
for black colour or red powder to
obtain red colour for the floor. Cow-
dung was considered to have anti-
septic properties. Even the surfaces
of the walls were coated with cow-
dung dissolved in water. In some
houses the walls were plastered with
lime and mud mixture and painted
with lime wash. Kitchen was located
in the back of the building and had a
mud-stove fired by firewood. The
bathroom was next to the kitchen but
it was used only for bathing and
washing. In towns such as
Mangalore, the toilet was in a
separate building with mud-walls,
wooden doors and thatched roofs.
But in the villages the residents used
the open ground in the back of the
house or the fields or forests beyond
to relieve themselves.
Yamuna Annappa Kamath (married
name Kamala Manjunath
Gopal’s mother was Kamala. Kamala’
s maiden name was Yamuna. She
was the eldest child of Ammanni. She
got married to Adyar Manjunath
Shanbhogue somewhere around
Kamala’s first child was a girl and she
was named Nethravathi. The second
child was also a girl and she was
named Gowri. The third child was a
girl again, and she was named
Sridevi. The fourth child was a son
and he was named Ramachandra,
the same name as that of the grand-
father of the child as was the custom.
The fifth child was our hero
Gopalkirshna. After Gopal another
male child was born and it got the
Kamala returns to her maternal
Home as a widow
When Padmanabha was about a year
old there occurred a plague epidemic
in Adyar village and most of the
population was wiped out. Kamala
and the six children survived the
epidemic but the grand-father
Ramachandra and the father
Manjunath lost their lives. There was
chaos in the village and everyone
was fleeing to escape death. Kamala
and the children were not allowed to
view the faces of the dead elders.
Even before the dead bodies of were
cremated, Kamala was advised to flee
Adyar, leaving everything behind.
Kamala hired a bullock cart and
loaded all her children on it. Kamala
also loaded some clothes and a few
essential household goods and set
out towards her maternal home in
The grieving Kamala and the children
were admitted into her maternal home
with love and affection by her father
Mijar Annappa Kamath and her
mother Ammanni. Her two younger
brothers, Dasappa and Cherdappa
were grief-stricken and warmly
showed the family of their elder sister
now a widow into a room in their
thatch-roofed house. Gopal and his
five siblings made themselves
comfortable in their new home.
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