The 2010 “Karnataka Rajyotsava Puraskar” recipient, Prof. M. B. Puranik is a veteran educator who retired as a professor in Botany in the year 2004.
He is an idealistic, principled and assiduous personality. He was a trusted protégé and a staunch ally of our founding father, late Sri. G. Haridas Acharya, in building up the Sharada Educational Institutions right from the inception. He succeeded the founder as President by his calibre and commitment, testified by his dedicated, relentless efforts, clarity of purpose and administrative abilities.