Karkala, Dec 2: Most of the people do not know that Ratna Prabha, who was made Chief Secretary of the Karnataka government, has her roots in Karkala.
Vimala Bai, mother of Ratna Prabha, is the sister of late Sadananda Kamath, popular entrepreneur, politician and owner of old Dwaraka Hotel of Karkala. Late Vimala Bai, who served as a doctor in Karkala, had married Chandraiah, from Andhra Pradesh. Ratna Prabha, who completed her education in Andhra Pradesh, used to visit Karkala during summer holidays. Now also she visits Karkala once a year to join her family in religious functions of the temple.
Close contact with coastal region
Ratna Prabha has contacts with Mangaluru, Puttur and Karkala as her mother had served as a doctor in these places. Vimala Bai was a skin specialist and served in Lady Goschen Hospital in Mangaluru also.
The last time Ratna Prabha visited Karkala was in 2016 during the death of her mother. She likes the ancestral house and the surrounding in Karkala. as per the information given by her cousins, children of late Sadananda Kamath.
Lover of Konkani and culture
Ratna Prabha loves Konkani language. As they speak Konkani at home she has high regards and love for the language. Though she is married to a man of Andhra origin, she has taught Konkani to both her daughter and son because of her love of Konkani. She is also a good tennis player according to her cousins.