OSAAT India Team


A successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Jagadeesh’s philanthropic interests have benefited several charitable organizations in the USA and India. Passionate about helping educate the poor masses in India, Jagadeesh mentors and enriches OSAAT with his leadership and vision.
Govinda was instrumental in taking care of all the legal matters and establishing OSAAT as a registered non-profit. Committed to ensuring OSAAT’s smooth operation, he continues to refine this young organization’s growth.

Monika Venkateshmurthy

A hardware design engineer by profession, Monika helps with several charitable organizations in the Bay area. Monika’s incredible energy and talent jumpstarted the RFP process, a key aspect of OSAAT’s school nomination and selection activity.
Jayashree is an Accountant by profession. Helps with several charitable organizations around the bay area. Lives in San Jose with her husband Atul, daughter Avani and son Purav.

Ashok Handigol

Ashok is a software professional with passion for Music, Theatre, Literature and cultural activities. Devotes time and energy helping and actively participating in not-for-profit activities in the community. As an actor he has many diversified and successful stage plays to his credit.
Malini is a software professional with a passion for music and other forms of art. She helps with charitable events around the bay area and enjoys the great outdoors with her family. Malini is committed to OSAAT and its objectives.
Ravi Shekar is part of OSAAT USA committee, he administers online office collaboration, email, web domain and other Google NPO services. Apart from that, he volunteers to photograph key OSAAT signature stage events such as Naatya-Raaga and other fund raiser events that benefit OSAAT.
Naren is a software professional and works for Cisco. He hails from Bangalore and is active in non-profit organizations in the bay area. He likes to utilize his skills at marketing and fund raising activities for OSAAT. He lives in San Jose with his wife Prathibha and son Samarth. He likes volunteering and photography (naren.kunhody@gmail.com)

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar S, one of the trustees of OSAAT, India, is a multi-talented artist in the field of music and theater. He has staged many successful fund raising shows in USA for multiple charity organisations including OSAAT, with RAAGA, a popular Kannada Band in Bay area, California and KATTE his theater troupe of ‘Nigooda’ & ‘Udbhava’ fame. By profession, he is an engineer from IITM, currently working as a Senior Director at Amadeus Software Labs, Bengaluru.

H.C. Srinivasa

HC Srinivasa is a highly talented senior level Information Technology professional, with over 2 decades of experience in technology architecture, integration, business analysis, and product development in the embedded systems technology space. Srinivasa has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications and a Masters in Applied Electronics. He is an avid theater activitist who has acted and directed many dramas. He is also very passionate about OSAAT cause.

Vadiraja Bhat

A multi-talented software engineer, musician, singer and actor, Vadi is the founder and OSAAT’s eyes and ears in India for projects before, during and after completion. Vadi orchestrated two house-full shows with the “Raaga” band he founded, to pull in funds towards the Bajegoli school project.

G.K. Bhat

G.K. Bhat is a retired bank executive, with a B.Sc. & LL.B graduation from Bangalore University. He has worked for a nationalized Indian bank for four decades under various capacities. His specialization area is international banking and trade finance. Presently settled in Bangalore after retirement. He is blessed with one son who is happily married and now working as Associate Professor in PESIT, South Campus, Bangalore.

Satheesh Heddese

Satheesh is an IT professional, having held key management responsibilities in large MNCs. Satheesh has been associated with OSAAT since its inception and loves to carve out as much time as possible in helping charitable causes.


Balki (Balakrishna Rao), currently living in Bangalore, is a retired software professional. He holds ME degree from I.I.Sc. Bangalore and had worked in companies like Wipro, Verifone, Kyocera, MindTree during his career of three decades. His current interests include Stock market, Terrace gardening and Indian philosophy.

Gururaj Nittur

Gururaj Nittur is a software engineer at heart and works as a Director of software development at Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd. Gururaj was regular visitor to Raaga concerts during his residence in USA and appreciated efforts of OSAAT. He currently lives in India and volunteering with OSAAT since 2013.


Gundurao retired in 2015 as a Manager (inspection & audit department) at Corporation Bank. His wife is a retired P&T employee. He is blessed with two sons (both engineers and married) & two grand daughters. After retirement he is rendering service for OSAAT India and also at Senior Citizen Forum, a unit of CBR NETWORK SOUTH ASIA.
Sridhar Cherukupalli is an alumnus of National Institute of Engineering, Mysore having graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor Degree in Electronics & Communication. He worked for the Tatas and Wipro (in the IT areas) for over 30 years before switching over to Azim Premji Foundation, a not for profit organisation focussing on rural elementary education. He held various roles here as head of quality, head of HR and Admission Officer, Azim Premji University. He is passionate about the cause of rural poor and is a self confessed process person.


Raveesh’s interest in improving the academic scenario of India started at home (His father is a Mathematics professor). Naturally, he has been a part of various organizations that has helped improved education delivery to the under-privileged section of society during his undergraduate studies as well as corporate life. Besides community service, Quizzing and Dancing are his alternative passions. He has been an ardent quizzer (and a quiz master) and has authored 2 books in tech quizzing.

He’s currently a doctoral candidate at University of Maryland (College Park), USA and has an MBA from FMS, University of Delhi.


Harisha N. is a civil engineer by profession. He graduated from SJCE Mysore in Year 1988 and has over 29 years experience in construction industry. He started his career as a project associate in National Institute of Engineering Mysore and has worked for many construction firms and manufacturing industries in Mumbai and Bangalore and has executed multitudes of Industrial, Residential and infrastructure projects. He has settled in Bangalore since 2003 and is presently working as Manager Projects with SKF Group.

A retired professional, who spent 30+ years in the tools industry. Retired as manager in Widia Keenmetal and currently consulting as Chartered Engineer for government projects. An ardent AOL devotee, he spends his leisure time in learning Veda mantras, traveling India and abroad on pilgrimage and site seeing.
Kishore Kumar Kuryala is a retired professional, who spent more than 32 years in Mining industry, working for JSW. He has extensive knowledge of mining industry and worked in places like Chile, working as the head of Maintenance and Logistics, responsible for 1 million Tons/year Iron Ore Beneficiation plant. Native of Udupi, Kishore enjoys Yakshagana, music and reading and can fluently speak in Spanish.


Jayasimha graduated from UVCE Bangalore in 1978, and has been an Electrical engineer by profession. He has worked in BHEL for nearly 40 years and has just retired as the General Manager. He has extensively traveled across India and a few other countries. He headed various functions and departments during services including major exposure to project management of large power plant projects. Planning execution and man management have been his forte. He also took part in CSR projects of the organisation. He is also trained lead assessor in ISO systems..

K Srinivasan

Srini was born & brought up in TN and settled in Bangalore since ’95. He did his schooling in various places in Coimbatore & Salem districts, followed by B Tech in ECE in IIT Madras & MS in University of California. He worked in California for 2 years after Masters & returned to India in ’95. He was in Motorola global S/W group for nearly 10 years before founding AllGo Embedded Systems in ’05. AllGo was acquired by Visteon Corporation in 2016. Srini continues to head AllGo as MD, under Visteon ownership.

Sudheer Hullemane

Sudheer is an IT professional with 25 years of experience in multiple industry domains like manufacturing, defence, industrial design, news & information, and IT services. After working in California and US Midwest for 10 years, Sudheer is now settled in Bengaluru. His varied interests include Legal & Ethics, Music, Education & Astronomy.

Sreevathsa Duglapura

Traveller at heart and a technologist by profession. Feels fortunate to have spent his childhood in some of the most beautiful parts of western ghats in south India, where he attended rural schools to receive primary education. Passionate about OSAAT’s cause of improving the quality of educational infrastructure.