Tributes: A. R. Moorthy, S. Surendrababu

A. R. Moorthy, aged 77, passed away on June 18. He was a resident of Mandavelipakkam. Contact phone: 9840023753.

S. Surendrababu, aged 71, passed away on June 27. A postgraduate in engineering, he joined the Ramakrishna Mission Polytechnic College in Mylapore as a junior instructor in 1969. He went on to become Principal of the college in 2002.  He retired in 2005 after putting in 36 years of service.

According to M. Sugumaran, current principal of the college, Surendrababu was instrumental in getting approval for the two regular courses here – diploma in automobile engineering and diploma in computer engineering from the Directorate of Technical Education.

Earlier, the college was having only the mechanical engineering course.  With the addition of two courses, the intake of students had increased, says Sugumaran.

Surendrababu used to take classes in the evening for the part-time post-diploma course in automobile engineering. He had always worked for the welfare of students.

His family lives in No. 1, 6th Cross Street, Ganesh Avenue, Shakthi Nagar, Porur.

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