Death Anniversary of Radha Bai
Radha Bai was born on 1st April, 1916 at Sampige village near Mudabidri. The name 'Radha Bai' was her married name.
Her maiden name was Amba.  Amba's mother Radhu was the third daughter of Madhav Kini and Parvathi who lived in
the Sampige village.
Radhu married Manjunath, the second son of Mijar Annappa Kamath. When Radhu delivered her first child they named
her 'Amba'.  Amba grew up and married Gopalakrishna, the second son of Adyar Manjunath Shenoy and Kamala in
1929.  
Radha Bai delivered nine children of whom seven grew up to be adults. Dr. Mohan Shenoy is the fourth child. Her other
children are Tara, Dayanand, Venkatesh, Sridhar, Muralidhar and Shanthi.

Amba yane Radha Bai died on 5th February, 1991 in Mangalore. At the time of her death she was at her youngest son
Mulalidhar's house.  By Hindu calendar the day of her death is Magha Bahula Sapthami which falls on 28th February in
the year 2008.
Magha Bahula Sapthami*
5th February, 1991
*By the Hindu Calendar, the dates vary with respect to the English Calendar.
Although in 1991, the day of death of Radha Bai was 5th February, the
Hindu Calendar date was Magha Bahula Sapthami (Magha month, Krishna
Paksha and Sapthami day) which happens to be 28th February 2008.
Radha Bai was born on 1st April, 1916 at
Sampige village near Mudabidri to Radhu Kini and
Mijar Manjunath Kamath. When Radhu delivered
her first child they named her 'Amba'.  Amba grew
up in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. She went to
school in Kakinada. Upon attaining the age of 14
years, Amba married Gopalakrishna, the second
son of Adyar Manjunath Shenoy and Kamala in
1929.  Radha Bai delivered nine children of whom
seven grew up to be adults.
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Dr. Mohan Shenoy is the fourth child. Her other
children are Tara, Dayanand, Venkatesh, Sridhar,
Muralidhar and Shanthi.
Amba yane Radha Bai died on 5th February, 1991 in
Mangalore. At the time of her death she was at her
youngest son Mulalidhar's house.  By Hindu calendar
the day of her death is Magha Bahula Sapthami
which falls on 28th February in the year 2008.
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Relationship of Sampige Kini
family with Adyar
Gopalkrishna Shenoy
family
Sampige Madhav Kini was the
grand-father of Radha. His wife
was Parvathi. Radha’s maiden
name was Amba. Amba’s mother
Radhu was the third daughter of
Parvathi and Madhav Kini. When
she was 12 years old her father
arranged her marriage with
Manjunath the third child of Mijar
Annappa Kamath. Manjunath had
a nick name, Cherdappa.
Manjunath, yani Cherdappa, and
Radhu lead a peaceful life in
Mijar. (The word yani means
also known as, aka for short.)
Radhu became pregnant and
after the ceremony
of Sheemanth (akin to baby
shower) Radhu went to Sampige
for delivery.
It was a custom to send the daughter-in-law to her
maternal home for her first delivery. Radhu gave birth to a
girl on 1-4-1916 and she was named Amba. It
is the same Amba who became Radha Bai after her
wedding with Gopalakrishna (Adyar Gopal).

Relations between Mijar Annappa Kamath and the
Adyar
Gopalakrishna Family:
Yamuna, the eldest daughter of Mijar Annappa Kamath
whose  married name was Kamala, was to spend the rest
of her life as a widowed mother of six children but entirely
dependent on her parents for financial support.
Gopal and his five siblings grew up in Mijar in Annappa
Kamath’s house.. Kamala came to Mijar with her infant
son Padmanabha in her laps.

Manjunath yani Cherdappa, son of Annappa Kamath
Manjunath yani Cherdappa, son of Annappa Kamath
married Radhu, the third daughter of Sampige Madhav
Kini. Radhu gave birth to three children, Amba, Kitti and
Mukundray.

Adyar Gopalakrishna Shenoy
Amba, daughter of Manjunath married Adyar
Gopalakrishna Shenoy and gave birth to nine children.
They are, Tara, Dayanand, Venkatesh, Mohan,
Chandrashekar, Sridhar, Muralidhar, Shanthi and
Anandray. Amba’s married name was Radha Bai.
Chandrashekar passed away at around 4 years of age.

Amba marries Gopalakrishna
Amba was the granddaughter of Sampige Madhav Kini.
She was the daughter of Radhu, the third daughter of
Madhav Kini. Every one referred to Amba as sister Amba
or Ambakka.

Amba’s father was Mijar Manjunath, yani Cherdappa
Kamath.who was the son of Mijar Annappa Kamath.
Dasappa was the elder son of Annappa.
Radhu became pregnant and went to her maternal home
in Sampige village for delivery. In Sampige Radhu
delivered a baby girl in 1916. The baby was given the
name of Amba. Manjunath was very happy upon hearing
the news and danced with joy because he became a
father. He distributed Mithai ladoo a sweet in the village.
He went to Sampige to see his child Amba.

This Amba is the girl who became Radha Bai upon
growing up and getting married to Gopalakrishna.
In Mijar and surrounding villages there are Jain families
owning land and living happily. One Jain man by the
name Indra was a teacher in the local school. His
daughter was a beautiful girl known as Chandri. When
Radhu went to her maternal home for delivery her
husband felt lonely.And made friends with this Jain girl
Chandri. Chandri and Manjunath eloped and know one
knew where they had gone.
The bad news was conveyed to Sampige family in
Sampige. Hearing the news Radhu was greatly
distressed and ashamed of herself and her husband.
There was a commotion in the Mijar home of Annappa
Kamath also.
However after about six months Annappa Kamath the
father received a letter from Cherdappa. Cherdappa
wrote that he was misguided and committed a blunder by
running away with another woman while married to
Radhu. He said he was sorry. He begged for forgiveness
from his parents and pleaded with his wife to forget what
happened.
Cherdappa returned to Mijar in a few days. Immediately
he went to Sampige village to bring his wife and baby
back to Mijar to live with him. The baby was then about
six months old. When Cherdappa came to Sampige his
wife and the baby were not at home.Radhu conveyed a
message to Cherdappa that his actions have made them
loose all of their prestige and so she is not coming back
to him.
Cherdappa was highly emotional person and felt badly
upon his wife’s refusal to live with him. Cherdappa returns
to Mijar empty handed.
Dejected Cherdappa wanders around for some days and
then takes a train to Madras. And then realizing that he
can work in a restaurant owned by a relative of the family
in Kakinada, he travels to Kakinada.
The British administration in that area had laid Railway
line in 1910
enabling local citizens to travel from Mangalore to Madras
and then further up to Kolkata for either for employment
or for education.
Cherdappa wrote a letter to his parents in a short time.
He wrote that he had got a job in a restaurant in
Kakinada and please dont worry about me.
Radhu did not move from her maternal home to her
husband’s house in Mijar.
Father: Adyar Manjunath Shanbhag
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)
Death: 8th August, 1991.
Occupation: Retail Grocery store, Mangalore.
Pictures of late Gopalakrishna
From left: Muralidhar, Venkatesh, Naveen in the back, Tara in front,
Shanthi, Bharathi in the back, Dayanand and Mohan.
Photo: 18th December 2009
GOPALAKRISHNA SHENOY
Gopalakrishna was highly influenced by the preaching of
Swami Dayananda Saraswathi. He practiced the Vaidik
Dharma of the Arya Samaj in written by the Swami.
Gopalakrishna was performing Homa and Havana at
home. Instead of the daily practice of Puja by other
Gowda Saraswath Braahmans in the community,
Gopalakrishna was performing the Havan daily in the
mornings, especially after his son Dayananda took over
the reigns of running his grocery shop.
Radha Bai, Gopalakrishna's wife fully cooperated with
Gopalakrishna in his belief of performing Havana daily
and provided all the paraphernalia required for its
performance. Gopalakrishna was guided by the Arya
Samaj Mandir situated in Kadri Mangalore in his activities.
Watch Video of Arya Samaj
Watch Video of Cradling
Top standing: Dinesh, Suresh.  
Next line: Venkatesh, Maya, Uma, Rathna,
Dayananda, Sumana.
Sitting: Amba, Tara, Ramachandra, Gopal,
Savitha.
SRIDHAR
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AMBA WAS BORN IN SAMPIGE
VILLAGE, NEAR MOODBIDRI,
DAKSHINA KANNADA DISTRICT.