Tribute: Santhosh Sivaram of ‘Lucky Ganesha’

Santhosh Sivaram and Lucky Ganesha were more two sides of one coin. The man and his products, glass blown miniature images, mostly of lord Ganesha.

This resident of Alwarpet passed away on May 8. Peacefully at night, his family said in an Obit advert in The Hindu where Jammu Seshadri and Ravi Sivaram paid tribute on Sunday.

Born June 1, 1951, Santhosh studied at Vivekananda College, Mylapore and was a small entrepreneur in later life when he struck upon an idea of glass miniatures and branded them well to get people’s attention.

When he came across a community contest, he would ping the hosts and offer a few Ganeshas as his free gifts to offer as prizes.

He was on his own and resided in Alwarpet’s C P Ramaswamy Road.

Said his cousin sister Janaki Sabesh in a written tribute; Santhosh had his first shop in Eldorado complex, Nungambakkam. A few years, later he operated out of a  bigger showroom at Alsa Mall Egmore.  His exquisite work in glass, with over 200 designs got exported to Europe, US, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

He was an ardent devotee of Mahaperyawal of Kanchi and was always keen on social responsibility and used to donate for worthy causes.
He always had a smile on his face and was ever ready with his bag of Lucky Ganeshas to lend a helping hand.
His family is extremely grateful for all the messages they have been receiving from his friends and well-wishers, Janaki writes.

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2 Comments on “Tribute: Santhosh Sivaram of ‘Lucky Ganesha’”

  1. Sorry to hear the demise of this good soul…We got acquainted through FaceBook and he was gem of a person as mentioned in the tribute. I have met him once in an exhibition. Came across this post when looking Santhosh Sir…May his soul rest in peace

  2. Dear Mr.Vincent D’Souza,

    I really appreciate the Tribute published in your esteemed paper MT for which I have lot of respect. In-fact few years back you you have published three of my articles.

    The reach and visibility of MT is very good, and those who has missed our other communication on Santhosh my younger brother will be now seen and read .
    We are bankrupt in our vocabulary to say a big Thank you to you and my cousin Janaki Sabesh. Regards
    Ravi Sivaram * Elder Bother
    Jammu Seshadri * Younger Sister.

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