Dr. Vinod Gadiyar

I came to the UK in 1991. I was born in Mangalore and brought up in a place called Padubidri in Udupi district. I got married to Shalini in 1992. We have lived in all the countries of the UK, but for the last 20 years we are in Greater Manchester. We are blessed with 2 beautiful children, Ashwin (24) and Kiran (21).I now work as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and pain Medicine(hospital doctor).My interests include watching sports like Cricket and Tennis, reading and some cooking. My ideal meal includes Dalitoy and fried fish. My favourite Hindi movies are Veer-Zara and Devdas. We speak Konkani at home. Also I am proficient in English, Hindi, Kannada and Tulu. I have met many celebs and have had selfie with Cricket legend Gavaskar.I have been an active member of GSS for the last 20 years and served the Sabha in various roles. I have developed so many friendships due to our organisation and most of them are now our extended family. I sincerely cherish this. I personally feel that Sabha is by everyone and for everyone in good and bad times alike.
Dr. Vasudev Kamath

I am a retired General Practitioner from Wigan. I am one of the founder member of GSS. I have been in the Executive committee of the Sabah and Chairperson of the Sabha. Both myself and my wife Mrs. Shambhavi Kamath initiated our first Bank Holiday event in Ilam Hall in 1989 which is now a flagship event of our Sabah. We organised an Odissi dance performance by the great Sanjukta Panigrahi with help from Mersey side arts in Liverpool
Both of us were also instrumental in organisation of the 25th Anniversary of our Sabha in Stratford upon Avon which was a great success. I will continue to support the Sabha in the future