To recall a few names of such enterprising spirits, Dr.U. Rama Rau, P.K. Krishna Rao, Dr. U. Venkat Rao, Sri.P.R. Rao, Bantwal Seetharama Rao, Tumbe Krishna Rao, Dr. Pangal Srinivasa Rao, Dr. Kalmadi Srinivasa Rao and Dr. U.L. Narayana Rao. These enthusiastic gentlemen formed an informal group in 1912 and met probably in their houses or offices and called this group as South Kanara Dravida Brahmins Association. They started providing these new immigrants with food and shelter as well as money to further their interest in studies. By turn of the century these illustrious predecessors had prospered and made a name for themselves in fields of medicine, law, engineering and also in Government service.
Later in 1920-s and 1930-s came an Exodus. List of such successful entrepreneurs in the field of hospitality (catering) and business is exhaustive. To name only a few – K. Krishna Rao of Woodlands Hotel, K. Gopala Achar of Mysore Café, K. Seetharama Rao of Modern Café (later Dasaprakash Hotel), Hebbar brothers in Civil Engineering, Kalinga Rao and his son Dr. P. Rama Rau, Dr. P. Venkata Giri, Dr. B. Venkat Rao, Dr. H.L. Narayana Rao.