Late Kamaladevi Chattopadhay hailed from Mangalore.She was associated with India`s freedom movement.She is
best remembered for her pioneering work in the field of Handcrafts , especially in reviving Kalamkari form of
art.Kamaladevi`s birth Centenery was celabrated in the year 2002-2003.
KONKANI is the mother-tongue of a large number of people hailing from West Coast of India.It is spoken by
Christians,Hindus, Muslims .Among Hindus Saraswats have contributed a great deal to the Konkani literature in recent years.
Saraswats have the following Maths i.e. institutions rendering religious education .
Chitrapur Math situated in Shirali in North Kannada District and the Kavale Math situated in Kavale (Phonda-Goa)
are the followers of Advait Philosopphy
The Gokarn Partagali Math situated in Partgali in Goa, and the Kashi Math are the followers of Dvait philosophy.Intermarriages
have become common among Saraswats belonging to different Maths . Rajapur Saraswats have also joined the mainstream
as a result of Vishwa-Saraswat movement, which is an attempt to bring all Saraswats closer
to render service to the nation..Some of the important Saraswats leading the movement are: Shri.S.V.Pikale,Shri Nalkur
Shripad Rao, Shri. Gurudas Masurkar.