Tributes: Dr. P. V. Balanarayan, G. Narayanaswamy, M. V. Janaki

Dr. P. V. Balanarayanan, senior dentist and well known in Mylapore passed away on August 15.

He was born on June 12, 1949. He graduated from Madras Dental College. He lived in Nadu Street, Mylapore for more than six decades and was locally called as ‘Nadu Theru Narayanan’ and since his wife, Dr. Rajini Balanarayanan was also a dentist so people also knew them as ‘doctor couple’.

He started his clinical practice at Nadu Street in 1972 in a small area of 300 sq. ft. with just two dental chairs. Now, the clinic had expanded to 1500 sq. ft., facing Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple.

He endeared himself to all his innumerable patients with his witty talk, pleasing manners and a friendly attitude and made dental treatment available to all classes of people, well-wishers said.

Dr. Balanarayanan was said to have done complicated dental surgeries with so much ease that the patients would not feel the pain next day onwards. He was passionate about his profession that made him work until his last breath, his family said.

Dr. Balanarayanan is survived by his wife, Dr. Rajini Balanarayanan, his son Dr. Anand Balanarayanan, daughter-in-law Dr. Praveena Anand, daughter Sangeetha Mohan, son-in-law Mohan Thirumalai, and their grandchildren.

Family’s address: No 3 & 5, 9th Trust Cross Street, Mandavelipakkam. E-mail: . Contact no. – 9840049414


G. Narayanaswamy, senior chartered accountant (fondly called GN by friends), passed away on August 23. He was 91 years old.

Born in 1928 in Kumbakonam, he built a successful practice by sheer hard work and professionalism. Many chartered accountants were trained by him and several now hold high positions.

He played an important role in the growth of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the southern region. He was also actively involved with the technical section of the Institute in its publications division and  was keen in promoting academic and self-improvement skills  among auditors, his office said.

He  was also a mentor to many poor students who pursued this subject.

Narayanaswamy’s  autobiography, ‘Beyond Auditing’ highlights his struggles and the challenges he came across to achieve his goal in life, the note said.

 He was the president of  the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce ( two  terms), President of Young Men’s Indian Association (YMIA), chairman of Lions Club ( south zone) and chairman, Indo American Chamber of Commerce (southern region).

 He was said to be close to politician-statesman Rajaji: reason why he started the Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs which conducts periodical meetings on India’s economic issues and on taxation matters for the benefit of the public.

His friends observed that he was a strong proponent of the traditional Indian economic wisdom and an active dissenter of economic liberalism.

Narayanaswamy was a philanthropist and was personally involved in many social and religious causes.

He is  survived by his wife, N. Mangalam. The family resides at No.218, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet. The family can be reached at 9444081583, 9444081587.


M. V. Janaki, wife of N. Srinivasa Rao passed away on  Aug. 2.  A retired ESI administrator officer, she was a  resident of No.10, Arunagiri Street, Mandaveli.

“She led the Karpagam  Suhasini Sangam started by her mother M. V. Anandavalli. The group had collectively collected donations under the guidelines of Mahaperiyava from well wishers  and made kasumalai for goddess Karpagambal  at the Sri Kapali Temple. Abaya hastam, padam and other items  for the goddess have also been made by the group,” said her daughter Shanthi.

Janaki’s eyes  were donated to Sankara Nethralaya. She is survived by two daughters, Shanthi Vijay Bhaskar and Anitha Subramanian.

 Her family can be reached at 9840338576.

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