Smt. Achala Rao (nee Borgaonkar) and her family

Smt. Achala Rao (nee Borgaonkar) was the daughter of Shankarao Borgaonkar and Smt. Kumudini Borgoankar nee Jatar. She is the sister of Bal Borgaonkar.

Kumudini Jatar Borgaonkar was the daughter of Balasaheb Jatar, the son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar. Smt. Achala Borgoankar Rao was born on 29th October 1934 in Hyderabad. She attended school & college in Hyderabad & completed Master of Arts in Economics. She also worked as an Air Hostess with Indian Airlines prior to her marriage. On 15th April 1960, she got married to Dr. Ramakanth Rao. She had two children, Nina & Nitin.

Her hobbies included playing the Sitar & Santoor. She is no more.

Dr. Ramakanth Rao was born on 14th November 1929 at Gulbarga which is now in Karnataka. He went to school and college in Hyderabad and completed Master of Science (MSc.). In 1953 he went to U.S.A, and completed his Masters & Doctorate in Chemical Engineering in 1957 from Iowa. From 1957 to 1981 he worked in Union Carbide, Mumbai & from 1981 to 1983 he worked for A.L.A. Chemicals Ltd. He has also passed away

Nina, the daughter of Dr. Rao and Achala Rao was born in Mumbai and migrated to the US in the early 80’s to pursue graduate studies in business. She is married to Sudhir Walvekar and they are settled in California, for many years. They have a daughter, Allika, an engineer by profession, who also lives in California.

Nitin was born in Mumbai on 09th August 1967 in Mumbai and went to Bombay Scottish School and thereafter completed his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com). His work experience is in the Administrative department. He got married to Maneesha Rao (nee Hulyalkar) on 13th March 1994. They are now well settled in Pune since 2003.

(Contributed by Nitin Rao)

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