Tribute. T. S. Venkataraman: passionate Mylaporean, cricketer and theatre-person

Senior Mylaporean, T. S. Venkataraman, 90 years old, passed away on April 8.

His family said he was ‘an ardent devotee of Karpagambal and had never failed to visit the Kapaleeswarar Temple every day’. He was particularly fond of the Panguni Utsavam and had been part of the utsavam for more than half-a-century, the family said.

Venkataraman worked for the Kalpakkam-based Atomic Research Centre, taking care of industrial relations and legal issues.  

He was born 1933 at a house in Adam Street and he remained a Mylaporean till his death – his family now resides in Thiruvengadam Street.

His son Karthikeyan said his father “lived on the principles of healthy community living and helping others.”

 He was a sought-after astrologer whose predictions were said to be accurate. “He never charged a penny and whatever was voluntarily offered to him went to the temple,” said the son.

Venkataraman was deeply involved in temple activities.

There were other sides to him. He was a cricket player and won laurels for his office team. He was also a script-writer and had acted in dramas. He was also a regular blood donor.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, who live in Mandavelipakkam.  

Contact T. V. Karthikeyan at 46, 3rd Trust Cross Street, Sirushti Sampradhaya, Mandavelipakkam. Ph: 9500028711

– Inputs for this tribute came from Bhuvaneswari K. J.

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