Prof.Madhukar Rao was not only a professor of English, but also a professor of Bridge. Just as he has innumerable students in the field of glish literature he has used his teaching prowess to train and develop a good crop of young and enthusiastic bridge players.
Prof. Rao learnt bridge at the very young age of 17 from his late brother-in-law Sanjiv Pandit. From that day to his sudden unexpected end in December 2013 he had been a master at bridge. Right from the 1960s Prof. Madhukar Rao has been participating in the Lotus Club tournament. According to his family he has never missed a Lotus Club tournament since coming to Cochin. He would rather miss family functions, but not this annual fixture. To quote his words “The Lotus tournament has stood the test of time.” . He had the distinction of captaining the Kerala State team on a number of occasions and winning the appreciation of one and all.
Chakiat Sankara Menon
Mr. Sankara Menon was born on 1916 as the son of Chakiat Narayana Menon. He had his educatio n in Ernakulam and in Kolkata. While studying in Kolkata, he had to discontinue his studies as his father wanted him to join the Hardware Business. It was at the initiative
of Mr. Sankara Menon the Shipping Division of the business was started in 1952, which he steered successfully.
He was the president of the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was a trustee of the Cochin Port Trust. He was the president of the Lotus Club during 1961-62. He was an avid Bridge player ansd was closely associated with the sporting activities. He passed away on June 1979.
Late V.B.M. Bava was an Industrialist and Philanthropist. He was secretary of Lotus Club in 1961-62. He was President of Rotary Club of Cochin in 1963-64. He has served in several Government committees and was President of Kerala State Small Industries Association in 1970-71. He was a keen Bridge player
Important > Apart from lunch, dinner and snacks on both the days, a limited number of free basic accommodation will be provided to participating outstation teams on a ‘first come first served basis