Today is the 100th Birth Anniversary of my father-in-law, Late Sri. Dubbaka Yadagiri Achary (19th April 1916~3rd July 1988). The day was very eventful as the family and many who were associated with him or knew about him fondly remembered him at the Commemoration Ceremony arranged on this occasion and by seeing our Birthday Remembrance messages in local Newspapers.
He was a prominent merchant of precious and semi-precious Gemstones in Twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad with his business spread over all districts of Telangana and he was a highly respected man in society. He established Trichy Jewellery Mart., in Secunderabad seven decades ago. Within the extended family and our community he was a fatherly figure advising people on various issues, helping those in need, helping in arranging marriages and counseling and settling family disputes. He was the President of Rangoon Diamond Merchants Association for several years. He brought our community together and under his leadership, administration and huge monetary contribution built a Function Complex at Secunderabad in 1977 and named it Vishwakarma Sangha Bhavanam. He was the President of this establishment until his demise. This Function Hall is serving our Community in performing Weddings and other functions and is also open to others.
A commemoration ceremony was held for him today morning at the Vishwakarma Sangha Bhavanam. His kind nature and contributions to society and the establishment of this Function Complex by him were remembered. The function was held in the presence of Lalitha my wife and her two sisters Smt. Vijaylakshmi and Smt. Sunitha, by the Bhavanam Committee and other prominent guests. The attached photographs are of this ceremony.