Obit: Rajalakshmi Swaminathan of R. A. Puram

Rajalakshmi Swaminathan, a resident of 6th Main Road, R. A. Puram, for more than two decades before she left for the U.S.A, passed away on February 12 at her daughter’s home in Fremont, California. She was 80.

Born in Mylapore, she studied at Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls’ Higher Secondary School (1958 batch) and at Stella Maris College.

Affectionately called Rajam in family circles, she learnt classical music and was a good singer and composer as well.

Rajam and her late husband T. K. Swaminathan (formerly of ADNOC, Abu Dhabi) were regulars at the  December music season concerts.

Rajam had trained many students in music and sloka-chanting in Chennai, in Abu Dhabi and in the U.S.

She is survived by her two daughters, Vasanthi and Vanitha and their families who live in the U.S.A.

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