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Jill Biden s policy director Mala Adiga has roots in Karnataka’s Udupi

The appointment of Mala Adiga as policy director of Jill Biden, the primary girl of US president-elect Joe Biden, has introduced pleasure to Kakkunje village in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district.

She belongs to the household of Okay Suryanarayana Adiga, founding father of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts personal sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who received the Man Booker prize in 2008.

Mala Adiga is the niece of Nirmala Upadhya who’s her father’s elder sister.

She informed reporters in Kundapur that Mala is an affectionate and beautiful lady.

She treasures relationships and has her roots firmly in India, Nirmala mentioned.

Nirmala, 87, mentioned Mala had referred to as her up on Saturday to share the information of being made a senior staffer at White House when Biden takes workplace as President of the USA in January.

She had congratulated on the brand new duty.

Malas father Dr Ramesh Adiga (84) is the second amongst three siblings.

He had left for the US when he was 25 to hone his expertise as a vascular surgeon.

Malas mom Jaya Adiga had studied drugs in Vellore.

Nirmala recalled assembly Mala at a household get-together in Bengaluru in 2019.

Nirmala had then travelled together with her daughter Sujatha Nakkatthaya and household to Bengaluru in November 2019.

Mala had come to Bengaluru with husband Charles and daughter Asha to attend the occasion together with her mother and father.

They had come to Kundapur seven years in the past and had fallen in love with the seashores there.

She had provided puja on the Kakkunje temple and so they visited their ancestral home in Babbarianakatte.


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