K. K. PAI (Kalsank Kamalaksha Pai)

K K PaiAcademic Qualifications:  Bachelor of Commerce Bombay University.

3, Anant Nagar, Manipal, Udupi - 576 119 
Karnataka, India.

Date of Birth: 26-6-1921
Parentage: Kalsank Venkatraya Pai-Father

Sundari alias Durgamma-Mother 
Married Smt. Saguna K. Pai in March, 1944. 


Kadiyali Higher Ele. School, Udupi.,  Board High School, Udupi.,  St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.,  Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay.

Position Last Held 

Chairman & Managing Director,  Syndicate Bank, H.O., Manipal. 


After a brilliant academic career at the Sydenham College of Commerce  & Economics, Bombay, joined the Syndicate Bank Ltd., in 1943 as  Sub -Manager at Bombay, Fort Office. Promoted as Dy. Manager on  5-3-1946. From 23-2-1949 to 5-8-1954, services were lent to the  Southern India Apex Bank Ltd., Udupi as Managing Director. On  6-8-1954, services were recalled by Syndicate Bank and served in the  Syndicate Bank Ltd., again in various capacities as Superintendent of  Branches (from 6-9-1954 to 30-4-1958) Dy. General Manager (from  1-5-1958 to 31-12-1964) and Dy. Chief Officer (from 9-5-1%2 to  31-12-1964). On 1-1-1965, appointed as Chief Officer. Promoted  as General Manager from 1-10-1968. Appointed Custodian of the  nationalised Syndicate Bank from 1-3-1970. On 1st December 1972,  appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of the Bank. Retired from  office as Chairman & Managing Director on 22-4-1978 after completing  service of about 8 years and 2 months as Chief Executive of the very  progressive Nationalised Bank.

Has attended training courses at the Administrative Staff College at Hyderabad. Participated in the International Summer School of Banking held in Scotland in 1958. Had the opportunity of studying the working of Westminster Bank Ltd., London. Attended programmes sponsored by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and workshops on various subjects sponsored by the National Institute of Bank Management, Bombay and other Management Associations.  Elected several times to the Udupi Municipal Council, was Municipal Corporator for 14 years and Municipal Chairman for 5 years. Took active interest to promote educational institutions. Thus, an experienced banker, educationist, social worker and administrator. 

Other Positions held as

  1. Managing Committee, Indian Bank's Association Bombay. Ex-Member
  2. Governing Board, National Institute of Bank Management, Bombay. 
  3. Agricultural Board, Reserve Bank of India, Bombay. 
  4. General Council, National Co-operative Development Corporation,  Delhi. 
  5. Standing Committee on Development of Entrepreneurship constituted  by the Ministry of Industries & Civil Supplies. 
  6. Steering Committee for Regional Rural Banks. 


  1. Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd. 
  2. Agricultural Finance Corporation Ltd. , 
  3. Kerala Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd.,  Ernakulam. 
  4. Karnataka Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd. 
  5. Karnataka Milk Federation Ltd., (KMF) Bangalore. 
  6. Wiltech India Ltd. 
  7. Premier Cables Company Ltd., Cochin.


  1. Syndicate Agricultural Foundation, Manipal. 
  2. All India Konkani Sahitya Parishad, Goa. 
  3. Rotract-Syndicate Tournaments, Udupi. 
  4. Canara Milk Producers Co-op. Milk Union Ltd., Manipal. 
  5. D.K. District Milk Producer's Co-op. Union Ltd., Mangalore. 
  6. D.K. Co-op. Sugar Factory Ltd., Brahmavar. Ex-Chairman Udupi Municipality, Udupi, from 1955 to 1960. Past-President Rotary Club of Udupi. International Award Recipient of the `Meritorious Service Award' of Jaycees International,  in 1976.

Presently Chairman

  1. Sharat Impex Company Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 
  2. Manipal Industries Ltd., Manipal 
  3. Manipal Finance Corporation Ltd., Manipal.
  4. Manipal Housing Finance Syndicate Ltd., Manipal.
  5. Canara Land Investments Ltd., Manipal.
  6. Chemicon Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
  7. Manipal Printers & Publishers Ltd., Manipal.
  8. ICDS Ltd., Manipal,
  9. ICDS Securities Ltd., Bangalore.


  1. Manipal Printers & Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 
  2. United News of India, New Delhi. 
  3. Karnataka Explosives Ltd., Bombay.  
  4. Canara Land Investments Ltd., Manipal. 
  5. ICDS Ltd., Manipal.  
  6. The Canara Workshops Ltd., Mangalore. 
  7. Sharat Impex Company Pvt. Ltd., Manipal. 
  8. ICDS Securities Ltd., Bangalore. 
  9. Fomento Resorts & Hotels Ltd., Panjim, Goa. 
  10. Manipal Industries Ltd. , Manipal. 
  11. Manipal Finance Corporation Ltd., Manipal. 
  12. Manipal Housing Finance Syndicate Ltd., Manipal. 
  13. Chemicon Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. 
  14. Narne Aqua Marine Products Ltd., Hyderabad.

Now President 

  1. Dr. T. M. A. Pai Foundation, Manipal,
  2. Udupi Law College Trust, Udupi. 
  3. M.G.M. College Trust, Udupi.
  4. V. B. College of Law Governing Council, Udupi.
  5. T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. Hon.
  6. President of the Vishwa Konkani Sammelan 1995.
  7. Syndicate Agricultural and Rural Development Foundation, Hiriadka.
  8. Administrative Committee of  Academy of General Education, Manipal.

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