M. S. Vijayaraghavan, a resident of Dr. Ranga Road passed away on March 5. He was a Tamil Pandit and worked at P. S. Higher School, Mylapore during the period 1957 – 1984.
Earlier he worked in Perunagar for a period of 10 years as a Hindi Pandit. He was also a Sanskrit scholar having passed his Tharka Sironmani and Vyakarna Sironmani in Sanskrit besides Praveen in Hindi and Tamil Pandit of Madras University and B. Ed from Annamalai University and a graduate in Literature from Madras University.
Because of his proficiency in Sanskrit, besides taking Tamil classes, he was asked to take Sanskrit classes for students of 9 to 12 std.
Many of his students liked him because of his easy way of teaching and also making them understand even difficult subjects like Tamil grammar, his family said. He always believed that a good teacher is one who can make the students proficient in such a way that they would never miss his classes at any point of time.
He was never in the habit of undertaking tuitions for students after school hours except to those who are in need of his service free of cost, his family said.
He was a resident of 70, Mowbrays Road (presently TTK Road) and later moved to his adopted son’s residence at Dr. Rangachari Road after the demise of his wife in the year 1986.
His adopted son, T. Raghunathan can be reached at 59, Dr. Rangachari Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 2467 0689, 94449 71944.