Established in Dec 2017, this scholarship honors the life of Dr. Keshava and strives to continue his legacy of excellence and generosity.
Through sheer hard-work and perseverance, he overcame his impoverished background and made a successful life for himself and his family.
This scholarship is part of a specially setup memorial fund, by the family of Late Dr. Keshava. With this scholarship, the family aims to lend a helping hand to less privileged students, in achieving their academic dreams.
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in 1941, Dr. Keshava was the 4th of 5 brothers. His early years were fraught with many difficulties. Grit, determination and hard-work got him through high-school and PUC. He gained admission to Ayurvedic college in Shimoga, and later transferred to Medical College in Bangalore.
to attend and complete University education, Dr. Keshava migrated to Australia in the early 70’s, where he lived for the rest of his life. He trained in the field of psychiatry between 1974-80 and had numerous professional achievements over the years.
for not just his medical achievements but also for the many contributions to his family, faith and community, he played a significant role in the establishment of many Indian cultural societies in Sydney. He also hosted many members of the Karnataka cricket team in their formative years.
to his family and to all who knew him, he has set an example for all to follow. He has shown that small beginnings don’t necessarily stop an achiever from reaching for the stars. This scholarship is a memorial in his name, setup by his family, to aid bright students from a less privileged background.