M Jayaprakash Rao – Philatelic & Numismatic

Art & Culture


Mr. Jayaprakash Rao, an employee of Corporation Bank is a good example for multifaceted personality. This is because he is a sculptor, numismatic, philatelic, Artist, Photographer, and a gardener. Mr. Jayaprakash Rao, working in Shirva Branch of Corporation Bank has collected more than 12000 varieties of ancient coins of South Indian dynasties and many in his possession are rare coins. He has an up-to-date collection of post independent Indian stamps. Inspired by the sculpturing workshop held in Udupi, he got interested in this area and sculpted some pieces of Shilabalika. He is known for his carving expertise on chalk piece. He is an artist who has the painted many paintings both water color and oil painting and a good photographer too. Mr. Jayaprakash hails from Barkur but brought up in Bellary as his father was hotelier there. Sitting in the cash counter, little boy Jayaprakash started collecting coin as he came across variety of ancient coins.

After some years, he developed it as the systematic hobby. He has participated in various coins and stamps exhibitions. Significantly of them are three-day coin function along with Mr.M. K Krishnayya at golden jubilee celebrations of St Mary’s Junior College, Shirva, two day exhibition at SDP high school, Kateel, two day exhibition at Bantwal in connection with the seminar conducted by Rani Abbaka Tulu Adyayana Kendra and he has also participated in a discussion on coins of TULUNADU.

He has completed one-year course in painting in Udupi and this has made him to take up painting as well. Carving on the chalk pieces is speciality and he has done many art pieces of this kind. Shilabalikas were sculpted in the small chalk pieces and stone pieces too.

Mr. M Jayaprakash Rao
Corporation Bank
Shankarapura – 574 115
Udupi, Karnataka, India
Phone: 91- 820- 2559025, 2559100

92 Heroor Village
Post Bantakal- 574 115
Udupi, Karnataka, India
Mobile: 98457 71412


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