Jaya was an active social worker in her youth at Kolkata. Her interests were playing the violin and visitng temples across the country. She was an active member of the Calcutta Club in Chennai which has a membership of ladies above the age of 60 who had been residents of Kolkatta earlier.
She leaves behind her four sons, Ramji, Gopalan, Vittal and Rajan.
The family lives at 54, C P Ramaswamy Road, Abhiramapuram. Ph: 2499 6542.