Udupi: Veteran BJP leader Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (P.B. Acharya) passed away at his residence in Mumbai on November 10.
AdvertisementPB Acharya had served as the Governor of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura.
Acharya’s appointment as the Governor of Nagaland in 2014 marked a significant milestone, making him the second person from coastal Karnataka to hold this prestigious position – the first being Margaret Alva. Notably, he was the first individual from the Gaud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) community to be appointed to the Governor’s post. Born in Udupi to Balakrishna and Radha Acharya, P B Acharya moved to Mumbai after completing his graduation from MGM College. In Mumbai, PB Acharya pursued further studies alongside employment and secured a degree in law from The University of Mumbai.
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AdvertisementHe was closely associated with Udupi and used to visit his hometown frequently even when he was the Governor. He is survived by his wife Savita Acharya, three sons, and a daughter.