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Sundaresan - Part 2

01-07-1937                    03-04-2014

Sundaresan was born at Salem on 01 July 1937. He had his earlier education at Salem where our parents lived that time. Later, they shifted to Cuddalore circa 1948. We lived there for nearly 45 years.

Sundaresan had his higher school education at St Joseph’s High School, Manjakuppam and passed out in 1952. Then he joined Tamilnadu Polytechnic, Madurai for his LEE (electrical) diploma. He lived there at our eldest mama ,Sri Chidambaram Iyer’s house for three years who and mami took good care of Sundaresan. After obtaining his LEE diploma, he came back to Thirupapuliyur where our father, Sri GR Subramania Iyer put him in TNEB office at Villupuram. He served at a couple of places in South Arcot Dist and moved to Western Tamilnadu to places like Puliampatti, Singarapettai, Thiruppaththur, Perundurai, Coimbatore, Ooty (Kunda) and other places. Just after our marriage in 1971, Vijaya and I went to his Thirupaththur house, stayed wi…

Sundaresan - Part 1

Thursday 3 April, 2014. 4 PM

My landline phone rang and when I answered, it was Suresh and he gave the most stunning and unbelievable news that SUNDARESAN, his father and my elder brother, had passed away at Dapodi Pune an hour earlier (3:05 PM). I couldn't find words to speak or console him.

As per his request, I started calling everyone in the family and conveyed this sad news. Sundaresan was suffering from minor ailments (or so we thought) for the past 7 days. He and Manni were to leave for Thane for further treatment; Suresh came in car to pick them up. As they came one floor down, on the 1st floor, Sundaresan felt unwell, wanted to sit, and sat in a chair, but collapsed suddenly. A few seconds ago he was speaking, next second he was no more. He was 76 and 9 months.

We two planned to go to Thane / Mumbai by 5 AM or 8:30 AM flight, but we were told the rites would be over by the time we reach Pune - so we dropped that idea.

4th April 2014 Friday.

Sundaresan was cremated by 12 n…