In the elections held to the Kannada Film Producers Association on Sunday evening Umesh Banakar was elected unopposed as President and he replaced DK Praveen Kumar.
Umesh Banakar son of well known personality of Karnataka Mahadeva Banakar occupies the seat with a lot of responsibilities on his head. However he has good clout in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government. He is a good speaker, analyzer and stands for the difficulties with good guidance.
Producer MG Ramamurthy is vice President, RS Gowda is treasurer, Praveen Kumar secretary, Ramesh Yadav joint secretary. Other members in the committee are NM Suresh, Ba Ma Girish, Rajesh Brahmavar, A Ganesh, Avinash U Shetty, Shilpa Srinivas, Teshi Venkatesh, JG Krishna and Pathi Guruprasad.
Among 500 plus voters 200 plus voted at the KFPA election at Gururaja Kalyana Mantapa next to apex body Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.
Apparently Umesh Banakar KFPA President and KFCC President Ba Ma Harish are close friends.