Praxy Fernandes (1926-2001) was a Government servant who attained distinction as the Finance Secretary (Government of India). He was born to Stephen Fernandes, who was the City Magistrate of Poona in the early 20th century, and was the brother of Maisie Lobo, mother of genealogist Michael Lobo. Praxy hailed from the Tonse Fernandes Prabhu family, who migrated from Divarde (Goa), to Kallianpur (near Mangalore), in 1740.