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Name: Deodatta Shenai (देवदत्त शणय)
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Shenai (शणय) is a common last name amongst the Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) community that originates from Goa, India. The word Shenai means a temple manager. The name Shenai is often spelt as Shenoi in Kerala, and Xennai, Shenoy, or even Sinai in Goa.
Professions for Deodatta and/or Shenai are: Artist, Chemical Engineer, Chemist, Dentist, Doctor, Engineer, Inventor, IT Specialist, Management Consultant, Plastic Surgeon, Polymer Scientist, Technolgist, and Writer.