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Sugavanam - Obituary

Sugavanam (Krishnan SS) 19 OCTOBER 1946 – 27 AUGUST 2016

My younger brother Sugavanam was born on 19-10-1946 at Salem, Tamil Nadu. He was the 8th child to our parents – GR Subramania Iyer and Sampoornam Ammal. Being the 8th child, he was named Krishnan. When he was months old, we shifted to Cuddalore. Initially we lived in Pudupalayam locality, but in 1953-54 we relocated to Tirupapuliyur area, behind the temple.
17, Babu Rao Street was the address where our father purchased a house and we shifted to this our own house. Sugavanam, like all of us, had his schooling here St Joseph’s High School. After passing SSLC, he applied for Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Polytechnic at Mylapore, Chennai. This was a charitable Institute where education, lodging, and food were free for students. He was fortunate to get a seat here, where apart from the academic curriculum, strict discipline and Vedic Learnings were taught by great Seers. He left for Madras (now Chennai) …

Our BANGALORE Visit 8 August 2016


After our Thiruvananthapuram visit, we returned to Chennai on the morning 0f 1st AUG. Then, we left for Bangalore by Double Decker train on the morning of Monday the 8th Aug.

9-8-2016 Today was my mother's 107th Birthday.

10-8-2016 A Long walk, and purchased battery for Vijaya's watch

13-8-2016 Fri    We all went to RSM house for Varalashmi Poojai

15-8-2016 Mon We two went to SUBRAMANI KUMAR's (my Periyamma Peran) house. Met him for the first time, his wife GEETHA, 2nd son NIKHIL and 1st son's wife VINIDHINI. Nice people. Returned to Ashok's place by 8-30PM. Old B&W photos of periyamma periyappa

16, 17,  Walking in the evening

18-8     YAJUR UPAKARMA at Ashok's place.


20-8    Krishnaraj and family visited us at BTM.

22-8 Monday    We two visited SriVidya house and also TR Venugopal's house. Returned by 8-20PM

24-8 Wed day   To Meenakshi mall and purchased dresse…

We went to Thiruvananthapuram 26 July 2016

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 26-7-2016 >> 1-8-2016

We went to Thiruvananthapuram for a brief visit during the last week of July 2016. This trip / visit was overdue. Last time we visited was 9 years ago !!

We left Chennai on 26th July by 22207 AC Express (dep: 4.30PM) 3AC coach. The train was almost empty !! With a non-stop run upto Salem, the train reached TVC by 06-45 AM on 27th. Ramani was waiting for us at the station with his car. We reached his home.

During this stay, I had severe cold and so I didn't move out of the house for most of the time. One evening, we walked a long distance to a temple and another evening to a supermarket.

On another evening, Vijaya went to SRI ANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMI KOIL with Ramani.

We spent a very peaceful time in the company of Ramani and Padma Manni.

We left TVC on 31 July by 22208 AC express 3 AC (dep: 9-30PM). No crowd in the train - half empty ! We reached Chennai by 11.45 AM on 1st Aug and came home in OLA taxi.

A nice trip.