|He is the source of Inspiration
to all of us. His ideals and way of working are to be imbibed in everybody's
life. He has a dream of making our country modern and strong by spreading
intellectual spirituality. We at KVG college of engineering share
his dream of making our BHARATH-MAHAAN.
As founder of various educational institutions, his contributions
to the field of education has been immense. He is the founder of
the Academy of Liberal Education, branching out to primary
education, Technical, Ayurveda, Dental and
Medical colleges. He firmly believes that education makes
a man complete. Over 7,000 students from all over the country study
in the KVG educational institutes. He has established over 40 educational
institutions including places like New Delhi and Bangalore, besides
his birth place Sullia. Moreover, besides providing education, through
his educational institutions, he has provided employment to numerous
There are over 115 youth clubs for women in the taluk which receives
financial support from him. He is a workaholic and works tirelessly
for 18 hours a day. He is a visionary par excellence. He has been
influenced by Gandhiji's pholosphy.
Kurunji, has worked tirelessly for the status Sullia enjoys at
present. His efforts are immense in establishing a board school,
sourt, treasury, electricity, telephine and health centers at Sullia.
Thus, he can be reckoned as a Sculptor of Modern Sullia.
Kurunji is a recipient of numerous awards, both national and international.
Florida University, USA has conferred an Honarary Doctorate, Rajiv
Gandhi Ekta award, Glory of India award, Parisararatna award, Vikas
Jyoti award, Indira Gandhi Sadhbhavana award, Karnataka Sahitya
Academy award, Udupi Manukula Bhushana award, International Gold
star Millennium award, Mother Excellence award, Americal Medal of
Honour, Nepal Friendship Award, Rastriya Ratan award, and various
other awards have been conferred on him.