Archive for the Obituaries Category

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 […]

September 4, 2020

Tribute: Gomathi, senior resident of Mylapore

Tribute: Gomathi, senior resident of Mylapore

Gomathi (96) daughter of late K. V. Narayanan ( former advocate, Tirunelveli and wife of late T. K. Sitaraman of Tenkasi) passed away in Chennai on August 27. She spent a good number of years in Mylapore. Her family said […]

August 25, 2020

Tribute: Susheela Raghavan, educationist whose passion was geography

Tribute: Susheela Raghavan, educationist whose passion was geography

Well-known educationist Susheela Raghavan who resided in Alwarpet passed away on August 17. Susheela was the last of the ten children of Mr. & Mrs. Bhashyam Iyengar, wife of Major Raghavan and the second daughter-in-law of T. T. Krishnamachari, former finance minister […]

August 24, 2020

The Xaviers of San Thome lost two brothers the same morning

The Xaviers of San Thome lost two brothers the same morning

The Xaviers of San Thome and their families are still coming to terms with a cruel turn in their lives. They lost two brothers on the same morning. Richard Xavier passed away at a government hospital and hours later, his […]

August 16, 2020

Tribute: Prof. Bhanumathy, retd. HoD, Tamil Dept. at Queen Mary’s College

Professor K. Bhanumathy who passed away on August 8,  retired  in 2011 as Head of the Tamil Department, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai. She was known for helping out needy students with their education. Bhanumathy showed her affection for her colleagues […]

July 25, 2020

Obit: K. Ravindran of Maxwell

Obit: K. Ravindran of Maxwell

K. Ravindran, fondly known as ‘Maxwell’ Ravi to everyone who knew him, passed away on July 21, 2020. It will not be far from the truth to say that ‘Maxwell’ Ravi was a household name in Mylapore and around for his […]

July 21, 2020

Obit: Old Bedean Davis Thomas

Obit: Old Bedean Davis Thomas

Alwarpet / MRC Nagar resident and a senior alumni of St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Hr Sec. School, Davis Thomas who fought a quiet battle against cancer passed away on July 20 evening. He belonged to the 1970s batch at St […]

July 14, 2020

Tribute: Senior advocate V. T. Gopalan

Tribute: Senior advocate V. T. Gopalan

V. T Gopalan, senior advocate, Madras High Court passed away on July 10 at his residence in CIT Colony, Mylapore. He was 78 years old. He was Additional Solicitor-General for south Indian states for eight years from 2000. Gopalan commenced […]

July 10, 2020

Obit: A. Rangaswami, former chairman of Lakshmi General Finance

Obit: A. Rangaswami, former chairman of Lakshmi General Finance

A. Rangaswami, former chairman of Lakshmi General Finance passed away on July 7. He was 91. He began his career as a professor of physics and was later absorbed into the TVS Group. He worked for the Madras Motor General Insurance Company […]

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