MPHF Manjeshwar Ranganath Bhat is a Mechanical Engineer and an Alumnus of NITK-Surathkal. Afer a brief start In Industry, he joined his family business of Motor Freight Transportaton. Now he is in Tyre Retailing and was one of the first to introduce Computerized wheel Alignment and Allied services In Mangalore in 1988. He has been an Insurance Surveyor/Loss Assessor for Insurance Companies and a Valuer for Banks and Financial Insttutons. Ranga, as he is popularly referred to, joined Rotary in 1989. Even then he was not new to Rotary as he used to go to Rotary meetngs and programmes along with his father M. Achutha Bhat, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Mangalore North charted in 1969.
He was President of the Interact Club at Canara High School-Main during 1973-74. He was president of Rotary Club of Mangalore North during 1997-98 and Assistant Governor during 2000-01. he has served Rotary in various capacites and been a Rotary trainer. Ranganath Bhat is Honorary Secretary of the Canara High School Associaton, a 127 year old organizaton which owns and manages 15 Educatonal Insttutons from Kindergarten to Engineering and has over 12000 students. Philanthropy is his second nature.
Ranganath Bhat is married to Rajani, past president of the Inner Wheel Club of Mangalore North. They have two children, son Rohit who afer a 7 year stnt at L&T Ltd joined his father’s business and is married to Dipthi; daughter Rohini studying in the 10th Standard.