Trustees.

DESI Trust is run by the following eminent personalities from the field of Art, Literature, Design, Marketing and Fashion.

M S KESHAVA
Executive Trustee

M S Keshava completed B.Com, LLB and CA. He is Director of Chayagraphics India Pvt. Ltd. for the last 25 years and also Director of Prognosys Medical Systems Pvt. Ltd. for the last 10 years. He is senior partner of VK Commerce for the last two decades. As an expert in financial matters he is guiding and advising the Board as Executive Trustee.

PRASANNA
Founder Trustee

He completed (M.Sc) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry from Bangalore University. Also completed diploma in Drama from National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi with specialization in Direction. He served as director of Rangayana, Mysore. Authored several books and plays. Directed numerous dramas. He was awarded with Central Sangeeta Natak Academy Award as well as Rajyothsava Award. He is the founder of Samudaya, Kavi-Kavya Trust, Charaka WomenÂ’s Multipurpose Industrial Co-operative Society, Ontidani Prakashana and Desi Trust. He served as Managing Trustee till March 2013. And presently, serving as a Chief Trustee and advising the Trust in almost all matters of decision making.

J KRISHNA
Managing Trustee

J Krishna graduated in Commerce had worked at Charaka. After he is experience in Charaka he joined Desi as an Account Assistant. Last six years he is looking after all the financial matters. He has expertise in Computer systems in Desi. He is working as Managing Trustee and also looking after all day-to-day activities and supervising.

M S SATHYU
Trustee

M S Sathyu, a Film Director, Stage Designer, Dramatist and Art Director of National repute. He is a recipient of Padmashree in 1975. He is awarded with several national awards for best Direction. He is vast knowledge in traditional arts as helped the Trust in revival of traditional culture.

M V CHANDRASHEKAR
Trustee

M V Chandrashekar is Fashion Designer of National repute. He runs his own studio named Meta-phor at Bangalore. He is also Chief partner of Metaphor-Racha exclusively for Khadi Designing. He is involved in costume designing for Films and Television. He has been an honorary Trustee of Desi since its inception. He advises the Trust in all design matters.

AJAY KUMAR SINGH
Trustee

Ajay Kumar Singh served the Karnataka State Police Department as Director General and Inspector General of Police. He is also a very good writer. Even after his retirement he is actively involved in social activities. He is also advises the Trust in various matters as Trustee.

K T CHIKKANNA
Trustee

K T Chikkanna has served in Kannada and Culture Dept. of Karnataka Govt. at various capacities and retired as Joint Director. He is famous writer in Kannada and presently working as Co-ordianator of the Kanakadasa Peeta of State Govt. He was honored with Kanakadasa Award. He advises the Trust in various policy matters.

MAHALAKSHMI
Trustee

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DEVANURU MAHADEVA
Trustee

Devanura Mahadeva is an award winning novelist and a public intellectual, writes in Kannada language. Devanura Mahadeva was born in 1948 in Devanuru village in Mysore district of Karnataka state, India. He is credited to be of the one of the best Indian writers and is from a Dalit community. He worked at CFTRI in Mysore. The Government of India conferred upon him the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award.

SNEHA N R
Trustee

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MADHURA
Trustee

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N RAMESH
Trustee

N Ramesh is a Commerce Degree holder. Before joining Charaka, he worked as an Accountant in a private firm. He is working in Charaka since last 12 years in different capacities. Presently, he is Secretary of Charaka and looking after various activities including implementation of various projects. He represents Charaka in Desi Trust as Trustee and advises the Trust in better liaison.

JAYANTHI MARULASIDDAPPA
Trustee

Jayanthi Marulasiddppa daughter of the well-know writer Shri. G S Shivarudrappa and wife of famous literary critic Shri. Marulasiddppa. She is famous costume designer for drama and films. She designs hand-block printed sarees. She is providing design service to Desi Trust as Trustee since inception. Due to her design advice variety of accessories are designed.