Archive for the Obituaries Category

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 […]

July 6, 2020

R. A. Puram couple pass away; despite being seniors the duo distributed groceries to daily wagers this season

R. A. Puram based couple Arunachalam and Geeta, who are known for reaching out to visually challenged and physically challenged community across Tamil Nadu, passed away recently. While 58-year-old Geeta passed away on June 29, after succumbing to the virus, […]

July 6, 2020

Face behind popular Janal Bajji Kadai passes away; tributes flow in

Face behind popular Janal Bajji Kadai passes away; tributes flow in

One of the persons behind Janal Bajji Kadai, the hugely popular snacks joint, Ramesh alias Sivaramakrishnan passed away on July 5. Relatives of the family said he was admitted to hospitals for some illnesses and that a Covid test later […]

July 5, 2020

Tribute: M. R. Krishnamurthi, formerly of ‘The Hindu’ and founding team member of two sabhas

Tribute: M. R. Krishnamurthi, formerly of 'The Hindu' and founding team member of two sabhas

Manikudi Rajam Iyar Krishnamurthi, or M. R. Krishnamurthi, known as MRK to everyone, died on July 3 at his residence in Mandaveli. The 96 year old had retired from The Hindu newspaper as press superintendent and was also a founder […]

July 4, 2020

Obit: M. N. Raghunathan, feted LIC officer

Obit: M. N. Raghunathan, feted LIC officer

M. N. Raghunathan, a feted officer of Life Insurance Corporation who grew up and worked in Mylapore passed away recently. He lost the battle against the virus on June 26. He was a resident of Mylapore for a good number […]

July 1, 2020

Pattinapakkam police station SSI passes away

Pattinapakkam police station SSI passes away

Special Sub Inspector Manimaran attached to the Pattinapakkam ( Foreshore Estate) Police Station passed away early this July 1 morning. He succumbed to the virus. He was a resident of Choolaimedu and was 57 years old. H belonged to the […]

June 29, 2020

84 year old K. Veera Raghava Bhattar of Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Temple passes away

84 year old K. Veera Raghava Bhattar of Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Temple passes away

84 year old K. Veera Raghava Bhattar of Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Temple, Mylapore passed away on Sunday morning ( June 28) at Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital due to diabetic health related issues. In the temple circles, he was […]

June 27, 2020

TRIBUTE; Dharmambal Vaidyanathan, mastered Carnatic music from great gurus but concert career was brief

TRIBUTE; Dharmambal Vaidyanathan, mastered Carnatic music from great gurus but concert career was brief

Dharmambal Vaidyanathan passed away at her residence at Luz Avenue, Mylapore on June 25, 2020 at the age of 96 years, hours after taking a COVID-19 test and testing negative. Born on September 16, 1924, she was the daughter of […]

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