Acclaimed Old Boys

“No account can possibly encompass all the eminent Josephites, and such an endeavour is bound to fall woefully short with the magnitude and sheer breadth of their achievements.”

– Christopher Rego, Old Boy from the class of 1976 in ‘Faith & Toil’, his chronicle on the history of SJBHS

Abhiraom, N.

Won a medal at a National level Riding Competition

Abraham, Sunil

Founder, SURE Athletic Movement, Represented India in its Athletic Team at the Asian Games at New Delhi in 1982

Ahmed, Saqib

Ranked no. 3 among Indian golfing juniors, member of the Indian under-15 team, winner of the South Zone Junior Open Championship held at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai

Aiyangar, Rao Bahadur Dr. S. Krishnaswamy

Bestowed with the honourable title of ‘Rao Bahadur’ by the Maharaja of Mysore

Aldrin, Anil

Former captain of the Indian Hockey team, represented India in its Hockey team at the Asian Games at Hiroshima in 1994, the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament at Malaysia in 1995, the Olympics at Atlanta in 1996, the Bangkok Asian Games in 1998

Almeida, Austin

Represented India at the Asian Basketball Confederation Championship at Shanghai in 2001

Anklesaria, Jimmy

Founder, Aklesaria Group Inc., former commentator for All India Radio, author of internationally acclaimed books ‘Zero-Base Pricing’ and ‘Supply Chain Cost Management’

Anklesaria, Kersi

Represented Mysore in its State Cricket team

Aranha, Gerard

Named in Newsweek’s list of Top Cancer Doctors 2015

Ashok, Ramanand

Represented Karnataka in its State Cricket team

Baliga, Ragavendra R.

Leading cardiologist, professor, editor, author, teacher, winner of a NIH National Research Service Award. Invited to Chair the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Personalized Digital Education Task Force in 2016

Banerjee, Padma Shri Dipankar

Honoured with the National Metallurgist Award and DRDO’s Scientist of the Year Award in 1987, the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award in 1993, appointed Director of the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory in 1996, conferred the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2005 and the DRDO’s Technology Leadership Award by the Prime Minister in 2008

Basavaraj, Jayaraj

Chairman, HRB Group of Companies

Bavikatte, Sanjay

Plays a major role in the activities of the Alternate Law Forum

Beck, Capt. P. A.

Represented India in the Triple Jump competition at the Asian Games at New Delhi in 1951

Bharat, Krishna

Research scientist at Google Inc, opened the Research and Development center at Bangalore, creator of Google News

Bhatia, Sabeer

Co-founder of Hotmail

Castelino, Rohan

Represented India in its Badminton team in the Junior World Championship at Pretoria in 2002, State Mens’ Champion in 2004 & 2005, represented India in the Asian Badminton Championship at Kuala Lumpur in 2006

Chandran, Clarence

Chief Operations Officer, Nortel Networks

Chinapa, Nikhil

One of India’s best known and highest paid VJ’s

Chinnappa, Trishul

Won the South India Junior Golf Championship, represented India in the Singapore Junior Golf Championship

Corner, Robin

One of India’s greatest jockeys having won 1,892 races in the course of his career

Croning M.B.E., Joe

First non-British Under-Secretary to the British Political Resident of the Persian Gulf. Was awarded the M. B. E. and the I. S. O.

Dass, Subroto

Commander, Indian Navy

D’ Souza, Augustine

Member of the Customs Excise and Gold Control (Appellate) Tribunal (CEGAT)

Da Costa, SJ,
Fr. Hedwig

Secured the 2nd Rank at the University of Mysore in 1963, M.A. in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instruction from SUNY, Albany, New York, amongst many positions held, was Principal of SJBHS from 1972 to 1977 and Rector of St. Joseph’s College

da Cunha, Dilip

Awarded the Inlaks Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of the critically acclaimed books ‘Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain’ and ;Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape’, faculty at the University of Pennsylvania

da Cunha, Sqn. Ldr. Francis

Inventor of India’s first fully indigenous Geographic Information System (GIS)

Dashrath, Akshaay

Represented Karnataka in its Shooting team

D’Costa, Bossie

Won the long jump at the All India Olympics, selected to represent India at the Olympics

D’Cruz, Dereck

Represented Mysore in its State Cricket team

de Miranda, Padma Bhushan Mario

One of India’s best known cartoonists

De Nazareth, Andrew

Won the Vetch Asian Triathlon Championship at Chennai

De Nazareth, David

Represented Karnataka as a swimmer and in the triathlon

De Sousa, Walter

Represented India in its Hockey Team at the East African Tour of 1947 and in the 1948 London Olympics

Devaya, Col. M. N.

National sailor, trained the Botswana Army, won the gold medal for topping the M. Tech. course in Construction Engineering and Management from IIT Delhi, represented India at the World Enterprise Championship at Bombay in 1990, the Laser Class at the Asian Regatta at Hong Kong in 1991 and at the Asia Pacific Regatta at Hyderabad in 1991, won medals at the National level representing the Corps of Engineers Sailing Club

Dias, Frederick

Won the 800m at the All India Athletic Championship at Lucknow in 1949

Dikshit, Sandeep

Member of Indian Parliament

Dotiwala, Air Marshal Minoo J.

Awarded President’s Sword of Honour for the Best Flying Cadet and the President’s Trophy for the Best Flying Officer, Commandant of the National Defence Academy, Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Air Command

Dravid, Rahul

Former captain, Indian Cricket team, represented India at the ICC World Cup in 1999, 2007 and 2011

D’Souza, David

Represented India in the India-Pakistan golf competition in 2005, won the South India Crown and the Karnataka Cup

D’Souza, Terence

Earned a gallantry award for his part in the Hyderabad Police Action of 1948

D’Souza, Thomas

Represented Mysore in its State Cricket team

Fernandes, Colonel Michael

Peacekeeper with the United Nations

Fernandes, Paul

One of Bangalore’s best known illustrators, creator of popular poster mural ‘Bang, Bang, Bangalore’, producer of ‘On a High Note’, an illustrated book on music

Fernandez, W. J.

Represented the Anglo-Indian community in the Madras State Legislative Assembly

Fownes, Caspar

Hong Kong’s champion horse trainer and winner of the Trainers’ Premiership Championship in 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2013-14

Fownes, Lawrence

Champion horse trainer in India and pioneer of the sport’s professional era in Hong Kong

Friedel, Frederic

Developer of the chess database appraised by Gary Kasparov

Fullinfaw, Cecil

Record breaker in the University Meet at Allahabad in 1951 and in a meet at Colombo

Furtado, SJ, Fr. Simon

Entered the Novitiate in 1939, Prefect of Senior Dorm at SJBHS, Vice Principal of SJBHS from 1960 to 1975, taught Mathematics, English, Chemistry and French at SJBHS, active sportsman and took keen interest in the Scouting movement

Gomes, Ben

Lead for Google’s engineering efforts on search features, has worked on Page Rank – Google’s search ranking system as well as the crawl and indexing system

Gowda, Rajeev

Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha, Former faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, National runner-up on BBC TV’s Mastermind India, Founder, Resurgent India Trust


Former captain, Indian Swimming team at the Asian Swimming Championship at Pusan, Korea in 2000, Represented India in the Senior mens’ team in the SAF Games at Dhaka in 1993, honoured with the Ekalavya Award by the Government of Karnataka in 1995, represented India at the 2000 Sydney Olympics


Represented India in the 30th World Karate Championship at

Hayde, Brigadier Desmond

Earned the Mahavir Chakra in the Battle of Dograi, 1965

Jansen, Patrick

Represented India in the East African Tour of 1947 and in the 1948 London Olympics

Jayaram, K. P.

Member of the Indian Railway Board

Jerome, Jayakar

Ex-Commissioner, Bangalore Development Authority

Jolly, Prakash

Represented India in the East African Tour of 1947 and in the 1948 London Olympics

Kamath, Nandan

Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, represented Oxford University in its cricket team, represented Karnataka in the State Cricket Team and the South Zone in its under-16 Cricket team

Kasi, Vijay

First Cardiologist in Florida to use Robotic assistance to deliver stents to coronary arteries, first physician in Orlando to deliver stem cells directly into the myocardium

Khaleel, Fazal

Represented Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy

Khanna, Tarun

Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, elected ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum

Kheny, Rajesh

Teacher and Career Counselor at SJBHS from 2003 to 2011, Programme Manager, Submarine Cables at Facebook

KK, Raghava

One of India’s most successful young artists, named by CNN as one of the 10 most remarkable people of 2010

Krishnaswamy, Sudhir

Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship

Kumar, Hemant

Represented Mysore in its State Cricket team

Kurian, George

Chief Executive Officer, NetApp

Kurian, Thomas

President, Product Development, Oracle Corporation

Kuttanna, Belliappa

Intel Fellow and chief architect of the Intel Atom processor family for the Platform Engineering Group at Intel Corporation

Lasrado, Maj. General George

Major General (Artillery) of the Army Western Command

Liang, Lawrence

Plays a major role in the activities of the Alternate Law Forum

Lobo, Neil

Research faculty at the University of Notre Dame, works on a Bill and Melinda Gates-finded grant looking at malaria transmission