K. Krishna Rao Bhonsle
Krishna Rao Bhonsle is one of the most familiar figures in the public life of Madras. There is not a single movement of importance for the educational, social and economic uplift of his country-men in which he does not play a prominent part. Though he is well over sixty, his energy is something admirable and his enthusiasm almost infectious.
Born in June 1876 at Tanjore, he had his early education in St. Peter’s College, but soon came over to Madras and was employed in the Office of the Commissioner for Government Examinations. By his suave manners and his remarkable application to work he rose to be the Manager of the Office and later was made Assistant Secretary. On his retirement, he was promoted to the Secretaryship.