Archive for the Obituaries Category

March 4, 2021

Tribute: Meena Sambamurthy of Mylapore

Tribute: Meena Sambamurthy of Mylapore

Meena Sambamurthy, aged 84, passed away on March 3,2021. She was the wife of K. Samba Murthy and a resident of Mylapore for more than 35 years. She was a retired employee of the Department of Telecommunications. She is survived […]

February 28, 2021

Tribute: senior advocate R. Mohan

Tribute: senior advocate R. Mohan

R. Mohan, a resident of Sriram Nagar South Street, Alwarpet for the past 15 years and a senior advocate passed away on Feb.19 at the age of 95 years. He served as a senior counsel in Madras High Court for more […]

February 11, 2021

Obit: Sukanya Balasugavanam, longtime Mandaveli resident and Lady Sivaswami School alumnae

Obit: Sukanya Balasugavanam, longtime Mandaveli resident and Lady Sivaswami School alumnae

Sukanya Balasugavanam, aged 74 years passed away on Friday, February 5. She was the wife of S. Balasugavanam, retired deputy director, ministry of industries. She was a resident of Mandaveli for more than six decades She was a home maker […]

February 8, 2021

Tribute: Sarada Venkataramani

Tribute: Sarada Venkataramani

Sarada Venkataramani, who belonged to an illustrious family of Mylapore ( her grandfather T. R. V. Sastri was a Mylapore icon and daughter Prabha Sridevan retired as Madras High Court judge) passed away  on January 31. She was born on […]

February 8, 2021

Tribute: retired banker M. Ramamurthy

Tribute: retired banker M. Ramamurthy

Senior retired banker M. Ramamurthy, aged 74 passed away on January 12. He was a resident of Mylapore for over seven decades. Ramamurthy, an alumnus of the 1962 batch of P. S. High School was academically very proficient and was […]

January 20, 2021

Dr. Shantha’s Mylapore connection

Dr. Shantha's Mylapore connection

The Mylapore connection of Dr. V. Shantha, renowned oncologist and head of the Cancer Institute in Chennai who passed away on Jan.19 was a long-standing one. Journalist and arts activist V. R. Devika who knew the doctor well says Dr […]

January 16, 2021

Obit: Seshadri Iyengar, retired banker offered match-making as free service

Obit: Seshadri Iyengar, retired banker offered match-making as free service

K. Seshadri Iyengar, a retired banker and a senior Mandaveli resident, passed away at the age of 91 years on January 1. He was a resident of Srinivasan Street, Mandaveli for some two decades. He worked for the TN Central […]

December 13, 2020

Obit: Retired banker and MKT fan, D. V. Balakrishnan

Obit: Retired banker and MKT fan, D. V. Balakrishnan

Retired banker  D. V. Balakrishnan passed away on December 9. He was 81 years old. He retired from Indian Bank as AGM (Vigilance). He had a profound knowledge of Carnatic/classical music though he did not have formal training in this art […]

November 4, 2020

OBIT: A. V. Jayaraman of Kartik Fine Arts sabha team

OBIT: A. V. Jayaraman of Kartik Fine Arts sabha team

A. V. Jayaraman who served as vice president of Kartik Fine Arts, a prominent sabha in Mylapore passed away on October 24. He was a longtime resident of Mylapore before moving south of the city. Jayaraman was part of the […]

October 23, 2020

Tribute: Prof. Dr. Alfred Rajan

Tribute: Prof. Dr. Alfred Rajan

Prof. Dr. Alfred Rajan, a senior and well-known doctor, passed away on October 21 at the age of 63. His demise was sudden due to complications arising from COVID-19, his family said. He was a resident of R. A Puram for […]

October 17, 2020

Tribute: Carnatic music guru P. S. Narayanaswamy

Tribute: Carnatic music guru P. S. Narayanaswamy

Well-known Carnatic music artiste and guru P. S. Narayanaswamy passed away late on Friday night, Oct.16. He was 86 and had been ailing for a few days. He resided in Narasimhapuram, Mylapore. Known for being a dedicated teacher who was […]

October 16, 2020

Tribute: V. Balambal, school teacher

Tribute: V. Balambal, school teacher

V. Balambal, a senior Mylaporean passed away at the age of 91 years on the morning of October 12. A retired teacher ( she worked for over 25 years in a state-run school), she was known in her family and […]

October 15, 2020

Tribute: K. Jayaraman was a social worker at temples, hospitals and community spaces

Tribute: K. Jayaraman was a social worker at temples, hospitals and community spaces

One of the neighbourhood’s active social worker, K. Jayaraman ( 74 years) passed away after a very brief illness, on Oct.12 night at his Mylapore residence. He was an officer in SBI ( State Bank of India) and retired in 1999 […]

October 11, 2020

Tribute: Social worker Savithri Vaithi

Tribute: Social worker Savithri Vaithi

One of the best-known and widely recognised social workers of the city, Savithri Vaithi passed away on Saturday, October 10. She was 90 years old and had been ill for some time. She was widely known for two major projects […]

October 2, 2020

Tribute: Former Indian Bank CMD, M. Gopalakrishnan – feted and controversial banker

Tribute: Former Indian Bank CMD, M. Gopalakrishnan - feted and controversial banker

The former chairman and managing director of Chennai-based Indian Bank, M. Gopalakrishnan passed away late on Wednesday. The funeral was held the next day. He resided on Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore. He was 86. In the 1980s and 90s, Gopalakrishnan […]

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