Tribute: K. Jayaraman was a social worker at temples, hospitals and community spaces

One of the neighbourhood’s active social worker, K. Jayaraman ( 74 years) passed away after a very brief illness, on Oct.12 night at his Mylapore residence.

He was an officer in SBI ( State Bank of India) and retired in 1999 after a service of 30 years.  Jayaraman was wellknown for his multifarious social work assignments in Mylapore, in the city and outside too.

He took part in many service oriented activities through ‘Sevas’, a NGO.

He volunteered for the tedious job of counting the currency dropped in temple hundis by devotees at the Thirumala temple, Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Sri Kandaswamy Temple and in Mylapore’s Sri Sai Baba temple.

He was also involved in  Uzhavara pani ( temple cleaning) in Mannargudi, Madurai and
in Chennai city. He use to organise for lunch for the team members, spending from his own pocket

He would join a team to visit Royapettah General Hospital on Deepavali day every year to
distribute oil with powder for bathing and sweets for all patients there.

He also served as a volunteer for the annual Mylapore Festival for many years, taking care of the Info Desk.

His family said he also used to visit the Cancer Institute and Vishranthi Home for the Aged on ECR to volunteer his service.

Also, he would personally recite the Vishnu Sahasranamam parayanam in houses wherever asked for because he loved doing this. Every year, he made donations to a few poor girls for their marriages.

Jayaraman leaves behind his wife, Savithri Jayaraman, a retired PWD superintendent officer; the family resides at 61/33, 2nd Floor( above V.V. Stores), Appu Mudali Street, Mylapore. Contact phone no.-
82487 – 68278

  • Report by T S Sundar Kumar