Obituary : V. Visalam, K. P Santhana Krishnan, Kaveri Athmaraman

V. Visalam, passed away on Sept. 15. She was 73 years old and was a resident of C. I. T. Colony, Mylapore, for over 50 years.

She was born in the village of Mudikondan in the Tiruvarur district – in a family deeply attached to Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt for over a century.

A devotee of the Jagadgurus of the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Visalam, had received, quite early in her life, Mantropadesam from The Paramacharya of Kanchi.As commanded by The Paramacharya she never wore silk sarees and did not receive dowry for her son’s marriage.

She is survived by her husband, N. Veezhinathan, former Professor and Head, Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras; her brother, V. Jayaraman, former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai and her son, V. Kamakoti, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Contact her family at 24627658.


P. Sathana Krishnan,aged 68 years passed away on Sept. 1. He was a cricketer (medium pace, outswing) – he played for Ramakrishna Mission and Guru’s team (YSCA) at T. Nagar.

In the early 90s, he moved to Mylapore and lived here for almost 20 years. His health deteriorated over the last 6 years due to the Parkinson’s disease and passed away due to cardiac arrest.

He was a resident of 18, V. S. V. Koil Street, Mylapore.

He is survived by his wife S. Swarnavathy (retired officer, PNB ), son P. S. Srinivasa Raghavan (in the USA), daughter-in-law P. Monisha and grandson S. Anirudh. Contact his family at 98840 56101.


Kaveri Athmaraman passed away on Aug 31.

Kaveri, 66, was born in Peddanaickenpalayam, a village near Salem, Tamilnadu and settled in Mylapore soon after her marriage.

‘Her hospitality and generosity touched many who fondly remember her as Annalakshmi’, says her son Harihara Ganesh.

Kaveri is survived by her husband, R. Athmaraman and son and other family members.