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Fr Henry Castelino, a well known kind hearted teacher and former Principal of St Philomena's College, Puttur and St Mary's College, Shirva  passed away on Tuesday June 11. He was a lecturer at St Philomena College, Puttur from 1960 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1981. He served as the founder Principle of St Mary’s College, Shirva from 1981 to 1991. He was very much loved by teachers and student community.


Thousands of students have studied under Fr Henry Castelino and have been inspired by his person. Ex Chief Minister of Karnataka Sadananda Gowda, urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, Veer Chakr Major Gen Nanjappa, A S Bopanna, J R Lobo, the present MLA of Mangalore South and former commissioner of Mangalore, are some of the few outstanding names among the sea of his students.

May his soul rest in peace