Mangaluru, August 1, 2018: Kusumavathi Shetty, wife of Late Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty, former Chairman of Vijaya Bank, expired today (Wednesday - Aug. 1, 2018) at her residence at Craig Park Road, off M.G. Road, Bangalore. She was aged 103 years and had passed away early this morning, according to her family sources.
She is survived by two daughters Vrinda Poonja and Urmila Shetty and three sons Dr. Radhakrishna Shetty, Hariprasad Shetty and Ashok Shetty. Two more children – late Udaychand Shetty and late Usha Punja are no more.
Body will be kept for last respects at her house behind Adiga’s Restaurant, adjoining M. G. Road Metro Station till 3 p. m., followed by cremation at Wilson Garden Crematorium at 4 pm today.
Her husband Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty, a legendary figure in banking circles, is considered to be the architect of Vijaya Bank. He was associated with Vijaya Bank since 1946 and was Chairman of the bank from 1962 to 1978. He died in 1981.