Ignatius of Loyola

The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious order founded by
St. Ignatius of
Loyola in 1540 has been active in the field of education throughout the world... More+

Hall of Fame (OBA)

In 2008, the Old Boys Association of St. Joseph’s Boys' High School also fondly referred to as the ‘OBA’ completed 90 years of its existence. From a humble beginning in 1918, the OBA has grown into a mammoth organization with representation all over the world. We have associations in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Dubai and even in our own Kerala. Plans are afoot to set up associations in Mangalore, Coorg and Goa. In other parts of the world, although we have no associations, we have groups of Old Boys gathering and sharing their experiences.

The OBA has over the years, tirelessly supported several causes including student opportunities, retired teachers and has contributed significantly to the up gradation of the school...More

Jimmy Anklesaria : F.C.A., LL.B., is the founder of Anklesaria Group, Inc., a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a law degree and an M.B.A. He is co-author of Zero Base Pricing™. He also holds the international servicemark/patent for the AIM & DRIVE process. He is one of America's most sought-after speakers on cost management. He has a unique ability to provide practical solutions to complex business problems. Since 1985, Jimmy Anklesaria has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in Strategic Cost Management, Finance and Investments at the University of San Diego, where he has been named Outstanding Professor of the Year. He has also lectured in Strategic Cost Management at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago and Arizona State University.

J.Y. Pillai :
has led Singaopore Airlines to world renown. Singapore Airlines owes much of its international standing to the leadership provided by J.Y. Pillai. SIA's first chairman J Y Pillai and its managing director, C K Chong, are known to be powerful voices in Singapore.

Sabeer Bhatia :
is the co-founder of Hotmail. He along with Jack Smith came up with the concept of a web-based database entitled Javasoft. While pursuing this idea, they subsequently realised the potential of a web-based e-mail system and thus decided to create one called Hotmail which was launched on July 4, 1996. In less than six months, the website attracted over 1 million subscribers. As the interest in the web-based email provider increased, Microsoft eventually took notice and on December 30, 1997, Hotmail was sold to Microsoft for a reported sum of $400 million.

Rahul Dravid :
the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team has been the backbone for the Indian cricket team. Beginning with the reputation of being a defensive batsman who should be confined to Test cricket, he was dropped from ODIs as he was slow in making runs. Of late, however, Rahul Dravid has defied early perceptions to become the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up in ODIs as well as in Tests. His nickname of 'The Wall' in Reebok advertisements has now become a tribute to his consistency.

Robin Uthappa : an Indian cricketer, made his One-Day International debut in the seventh and final match of the English tour of India in April 2006. He had a successful debut, making 86 as an opening batsman before being run out. It was the highest score for any Indian debutant in a limited overs match. Uthappa first came to the public's attention when he made 66 for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in 2005. The following year, in the same tournament, Uthappa made matchwinning 93-ball 100 against the same team which propelled him in the big league. Previously, he had been a member of the India under-19 team that won the Asia Cup. He was recalled to the ODI side in January 2007 for the series against the West Indies where he smashed a 70 from just 41 balls. He was selected in the 15-member squad of the Indian Cricket team for the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies in March-April 2007.

Mark Mascarenhas : From Bangalore to Connecticut, and doing commentary on All India Radio, to founding WorldTel in 1989, Mark Mascarenhas has come a long way. The bespectacled, beefy bossman of the sports telecast and marketing firm which promotes batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar left India in 1976 at 19 and went to America to do his Masters in communication. After staying away from cricket for 16 years, he got into the thick of things once again when he learnt that India was to stage the 1996 cricket World Cup and the organising committee was looking for someone to buy the television rights of the tournament. That was in April 1993. Four months later, after the bidding was over, WorldTel had won the rights for the tournament, jointly hosted by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan :
is a Sports Journalist. He still wonders how he got through four years of Mechanical Engineering in college where is main achievement was to organise tennis-ball cricket tournaments. He's covered both domestic and international cricket in places as diverse as Antigua, Vizag, Glasgow, and Peshawar. He still hopes some selector some day will spot his wicketkeeping talent.

Mario Miranda :
is a well-known cartoonist based in Loutolim,Goa, India. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004. Miranda has been closely involved with large daily newspapers in Mumbai, including The Economic Times. In a 1999 "slide show" on the work of Mario Miranda, the Rediff.com site says: " Nobody is better equipped to capture vignettes of Goan life than Mario Miranda." Goa-based editor Manohar Shetty has praised the prominent cartoonist for "his eye for detail, his skills as a draughts-man, and the total absence of malice." He lives in his prominent ancestral home at Loutolim, a village in Salcete, Goa.

Anup Sridhar :
is an international badminton player. In 2005 he won the 30th Hungarian International. He is currently the highest ranked badminton player in India.

Ashish Ballal : India's ace hockey goalkeeper. An Arjuna Awardee in 1996; Bangkok Asian Games Gold Medallist in 1998 and silver medallist in the 1994 Asian Games held at Hiroshima, Japan. Member of the Indian team at the Barcelona Olympic Games held in 1992. Captain of the Indian Airlines Hockey Team; and the list of his achievements goes on and on and on. Three of his elder brothers were goalkeepers. Though they never made it to the highest levels of International hockey, Ashish's induction into the game was therefore, quite natural. Although he did play football and cricket while at school. He was a talent that was "spotted" at a junior level club game. Playing for a small club - Benson Hockey Club - they beat the then favourites, Karnataka State Police team in a league encounter. Ashish's performance in that game just couldn't be ignored. He was straightaway plummeted into

the 1988 State Junior team to participate in the Junior Nationals held at Lucknow. He played so well that his inclusion into the Indian junior team was a foregone conclusion. From then on, there was no looking back for Ashish. A string of excellent performances at the junior level soon paved the way for his entry into the senior slot. And the high point of his career was when he was selected to take part in the Barcelona Olympic Games. For this six-foot-two tall, 28-year old bachelor, the competitive spirit has not diminished one bit. He's confident that he'll make a "comeback". Ashish believes in taking things in his stride. The important thing is winning. Isn't that every "goalie's goal?"

Nikhil Chinnappa : Spontaneity springs from Nikhil Chinnappa, the country's highest-paid Video Jockey. He studied to be an architect, did his thesis in hospital design and was all set to eke a living as a bartender on a cruise liner when MTV came a calling. "I was always mad for the radio.I chose TV because I had to come back to radio." With more than a lakh per month , Nikhil has done whatever he wanted - rafted in the Ganges at Haridwar, skydived in the USA, and bungee-jumped in Australia. "Most of all, I have enjoyed my work and so, life." How does it feel to be so hugely successful at such a young age? "I am enjoying as much as Bill Gates or any farmer who's had a flourish. But I still go and buy my own bread."

Raghava KK : is believed to be one of India's most successful emerging artists. Exhibitions of his dreamlike watercolors on canvas, painted with his hands and feet, are hosted by prominent galleries throughout India and abroad." (Artana Gallery, Boston) Raghava's work features in many corporate and celebrity collections, as well as in the collections of art collectors and investors around the world. Raghava has shown his work in over 13 countries and has been auctioned by museums and auction-houses, including the Queen's Museum, NY and Christie's NY (curated by the Indo American Arts Council). He was recently awarded a prestigious grant by the American India Foundation, through which he premiered his 'Anthropomorphism: When Paintings Dance' performance art piece in California . The piece was originally launched in Bangalore last year with the support

of actor/director Kamal Haasan. Raghava represents a unique figure in contemporary art; an artist with the capacity to express the spirit of today's globalized world.

Rehan Poncha : is a Gold-medallist at 2006 South Asian Games. He represented India in the Men's 400 m individual event.

Ryan Lobo : is a documentary film maker and photographer. He has made films for National Geographic, Discovery channel and other networks. For some of his works check out his blog at


Prakash Raj : Prakash Rai also known as Prakash Raj , is an actor and producer in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries: Sandalwood, Tollywood and Kollywood respectively.
Prakash Rai is a very famous actor in South India for a wide variety of roles he has performed, most notably as a villain and of late, as a character artiste, in Tamil and Telugu. He is considered to be one of the most natural actors in the film industry, and has a good reputation for his acting skills. He is also the highest paid villain in Indian cinema. He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai At school won the President's Scout award in 1982. He was also well known for his talents which brought him and the schools numerous honours. He later joined St. Josephs College of Commerce, Brigade road, Bangalore, where he participated in many plays and moved into cine industry