Name: Dr. Venkaji Ramchandra Kulkarni
Date of Birth: 26th June 1933
Death: 1st June 2003

Born to pios parents Janaki and Ramchandra of Babaleshwar. He completed his Primary Education in Babaleshwar Higher Secondary and College in Bijapur. He took his MBBS degree from Boroda Medical College lu the year 1960. Then he started his carrier as a Medical Officer from small village named Honnutagi. He reandered his service in Pattadkal, Tikota, Bidar and Bellary. Then he went to Bombay to complete his degree in ‘ophthalmology’.

After completion of the degree in Ophthalmology from Bombay KEM where he got Dr. Dastur gold medal for Clinical Exellens. Then started his carrier of Ophthalmology in 1970 in Bagalkot. And till his death in 2003 he was the only leading Ophthalmologist for 33 yrs in Bagalkot. During his carrier he conducted, attended, no many camps and conferences. He was socially very active. Under his leadership a local social club named “Geleyara Balaga” was started in 1992. Which does marvelous work in cultural social activities in Bagalkot. He built the well known eye institute.

“Banashankari Eye Clinic” of Bagalkot which is now run in his memory by Dr. G.R. Masurkar his Son-in-Law.