Mandolin maestro U. Shrinivas passes away; he lived in Vadapalani

The Vadapalani neighbourhood of Kumaran Colony seemed to know little about a man called Mandolin Shrinivas though he was an internationally known musician and a prodigy in Carnatic music. So when news set in on Friday morning that this famous resident of Venkateswara Street had died in a city hospital after his organs failed following […]

Celebrated film maker Balu Mahendra passes away

One of India’s finest film makers Balu Mahendra died on Thursday morning in Vijaya Hospital, Vadapalani. He suffered heart attacks and was taken to hospital from his Saligramam home where doctors pronounced him dead. The funeral is expected to take place on Friday morning. His body is now kept at his film academy called Cinema […]

Veteran sports journalist K K Nair passes away. He was also active leader at Sri Ayyappa Temple

Veteran sports journalist K K Nair, a resident of K K Nagar passed away on Wednesday, Feb.12. He was 82. Nair was best known locally as an ardent bhakta of Sri Ayyappa and devoted all his senior years to the activities at the Sri Ayyappa Temple in the area, doing all he could even in […]

Obit: Geeta Gosakan

Geetha Gosakan, 62, wife of T Gosakan, a resident of Chinmaya Nagar, passed away on Sunday the 30th Jan 2011 after she underwent a heart surgery unsuccessfully at Vijaya Hospital, Vadapalani. She struggled for life in the hospital for almost two months. Inspite of her bad health, she was very active in the local temple […]

Dr. Ernest Lazarus

Reported by Anuradha Rajagopal Dr. Ernest Lazarus, (22nd April, 1928 to 15th June 2009) retired Associate Therapeutic Professor at Madras Vererinary College, Vepery, passed away on 15th June, 2009.  He was 81.  He is survived by his two sons and a daughter. Dr. Lazarus taught at the Madras Veterinary College, Vepery for 26 years and also served […]

Obituary: N S Prasanna

Reported by Dr.Babu Rajendran, Chairman of The Eye Research Foundation, Vijaya Hospital. N. S. Prasanna, Ex-General Manager of Chandamama Publications, passed away on 28th April  at his residence in Virugambakkam after a brief illness. He was a Paul Harris Fellow, honoured by Rotary Club of Madras Southwest. I have had the privilege of knowing  the octogenarian  since 1981 […]

T. V. Kannan

T V Kannan, who lived in Valasarawakkam for 22 years, passed away on December 27. He retired after serving as General Manager with Siemens.   Kannan caught an infection when the recent rains flooded his house in Alwarthirunagar. The infection affected his brain. He did not respond to the treatment at MIOT Hospital and the end came quite unexpctedly, […]