ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Chandrasekharan J, 71 years old, born on February 16, 1950, and passed away on June 3, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Siddhan Subramanian on June 15, 2021
Dr JC - A Tribute to a dear Friend & Colleague

I am profoundly saddened at the demise of Dr Jayaraman Chandrasekharan  Dr JC passed away in Bengaluru on 3rd June 2021 after a fortnight of hospitalisation.

Dr JC had a positive impact when he joined CCL  after his return to India with a clear motto of  giving his children an Indian ambiance to growi up. I knew of Dr JC in the late sixties as both of us were alumni from the same Government Arts College where we both were taught Chemistry by the same professor .

To me, Dr JC is  sheer brilliance with a curious combination of razor sharp intellect, wit and humour. Completely outspoken amd an uncanny ability to understand the position taken by a colleagues or friend and  if agreeable to support it.  He was incredibly thoughtful & more so helpful in dealing with people.

He has given many of his colleagues incredibly thoughtful suggestions on a wide range of issues both official with a deep  insight, empathy & sincerity. I never found him downbeat nor ever at a loss of words in any instance.

I will miss the sincere & smiling countenance of Dr JC for as long as I live.

My prayers for his AtmA to attain peace and Divinity ro give the bereaved family the strength to come out of this gigantic loss.

Siddhan Subramanian
Colleague & friend
Posted by Binu John on June 13, 2021
We knew JC uncle from the time Uncle and Uma aunty moved into Genesis. Uncle was friendly and was always there when we needed any advice. Uncle was quite open and always shared his knowledge about everything he knew. We still remember the joyful countenance he always exhibited whenever he sees us. The cheerfulness and positivity in him was his unique identity. Uncle, you will always be missed!
Posted by Sthanu and Meena Sarma on June 12, 2021
1. It brings us great sadness to lose Chandrasekharan fondly called JC. He has always been a very cheerful and supportive friend to us. We will never forget his help when one of us was ill in Bangalore . It was a pleasure to have conversations with him on various issues. We cherish the memories of his and Uma’s hospitality during our Bangalore visits. Under his careful and serious exterior, he was a witty person who embraced the simple pleasures of life. He took proper care of his health , but still knew how to enjoy his favorite ice cream. We will miss him.
Posted by Gomathy Sankaran on June 13, 2021
JC sir was a wonderful human being!
Living in the same apartment complex,we got to see him almost everyday.
Despite his health condition ; he was forever ready to advise, guide and assist whenever the situation arose.
He would attend every meeting and loved participating in discussions.
His contributions were immense!
Would be missed dearly!
Let God be with his family!
Posted by Manasa Gurumoorthi on June 12, 2021
Perippa was a phenomenal human, son, husband, father, scientist, spiritual seeker, and of course — Uncle. In addition to being a loving brother, he was a guide and friend to Appa, who felt that Perippa cared for him like another parent, motivating him to study further and work hard in life. Perippa valued hard work, and pursuing knowledge for the sake of learning and has been a key inspiration for my endeavors in life. From my first visit to India as a child, I enjoyed perusing through all of Perippa’s books, in awe of just how much knowledge he consumed…from books in his field, to books about how humanity came into being. I would go back home to California, and head to the bookstore the next day to buy some of the books (like the Third Chimpanzee) that I spotted on Perippa’s bookshelf, eager to consume knowledge like my wise Perippa. Perippa’s love for knowledge and lifelong learning is something he passed on to so many of us, and I will continue to cherish him through my pursuit of knowledge for the sake of learning.

In addition to his genius, savant brain that left a mark on us, he was the philosopher and guide of the family. I can recollect countless calls where Paati would cite Perippa’s logic and reasoning for some occurrence or another, very markedly reassured by Perippa’s daily calls. He looked out for and guided his siblings in a way that transcended duty. Appa recalls how Perippa dropped him off to a job interview on a bicycle after returning from the U.S. Perippa’s humility also knew no bounds. No person was too small for him. As a 7 year old child, I would babble away about something that interested me and Perippa would genuinely be completely engaged in the conversation with me. When I studied Biochemistry in college, I remember Perippa being thrilled that I was studying a field that intersected so much with his, and our Bangalore weekends would comprise Perippa pulling out a plain sheet of paper and delivering a personalized Ted Talk to me about some of the latest developments in the pharmaceutical industry. I will treasure those memories forever.

And most important of all, Perippa had the most incredible, kind, giving heart. We don’t have to look beyond the bond he had with his children to know how wonderful and loving he was. I am honored to have experienced his love and affection as well. One of my favorite memories of Perippa was when we had made one of our trips to Bangalore and I had taken a nap there, with an excellent blanket of his. He cutely checked in with me to see if I had slept well. I immediately eagerly described the perfection of his blanket, detailing the airflow possible through the holes from the loosely knitted nature of the blanket which still managed to keep me warm due to the thickness of the material. He immediately lit up with this huge, brilliant smile that rivaled a child’s in purity…just thrilled that I too appreciated the nuances of this magical blanket. Of course, his immediate instinct due to his giving nature was to then insist that I keep it.

Perippa’s love for family, knowledge, and music will continue through all of us. He will continue to be the light of our family. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have known him, and am very grateful for his presence in our lives.

– Manasa
Posted by Vignesh Lakshminarayanan on June 11, 2021
Thambi peripa is one of the knowledgeable person i have ever come across in my life.
Whatever be the question that i put forth across to him he always has an answer to it which amazes me up until this point.He has been an mentor to me in many a situations and guided me in my life.I still remember many of my childhood memories that i shared with him which keeps reverberating in my mind for the past week or so.
I am still unable to get out the shock that he is no more.Peripa you will be solely missed.May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Jayanth V on June 11, 2021
Thambi Mama as I used to call him, was a successful professional, fantastic family man and above all a mentor to the larger family during crisis.
Amma used to revere him when it comes to academics and never missed a chance to talk about his accomplishments when trying to motivate me or my brother.
He took upon himself to organize anniversaries/meetups/temple donations as a way to bring together the family as a whole . I still remember the days I used
to frequent his house in Raja Annamalaipuram. He was a man of extreme discipline and was a well wisher to our family at all times.
Least of the person I thought would be affected in this pandemic as he was extremely careful and would advise others the same.
Even during the pandemic, I remember Amma telling me he was the one to call and check upon them every week without fail.
He will be forever missed but his memories will stay on. Om Shanthi !
Posted by Sachin Pandhare on June 10, 2021
I would like to call him Scientific Logical Musician Chandrashekhar J.

We were very fortunate to have him live next to our flat. Uncle was very cheerful. I used to discuss with him anything right from some issues in apartment to music to language to traditions etc. And he used to open the treasure trove of his knowledge in front of me. His style of explanation was simpler. So anyone could follow it easily.

He knew his health condition, so he was very careful in his diet. And I could tell he had a set routine for most part of the day. Getting ready, having a cup of coffee, then helping Uma aunty with chopping vegetables. Taking a walk around the apartment. Enjoying the news and TV program.

He was living life fully, upto the brim. His honest efforts to learn music had helped him learn it faster for his age.

His smile, laughter was contagious. And that was so contagious that it is still with us. We should inculcate that in ourselves.
Posted by J Anandakrishnan on June 10, 2021
Good memories
He was a man of doing things in a perfect manner
He was affectionate
All of us are proud of him
Posted by Jagan V on June 10, 2021
Thambi Mama or sometimes I fondly refer him as CEO (of course in professional life as well) of the family to Amma in conversations , actually in true sense the executive advisor and mentor for the larger family in situations of crisis and need. Definitely many would have been benefited from his pragmatic, practical , broad minded and intellectual reasoning His self initiative to bring together members of the larger family in celebrations and anniversaries a sort of common thread to bind across the growing family would be missed. The way in which he came through the previous medical setback about 7 years ago cannot be emulated by most. It would have needed the greatest of will power and foremost extreme discipline later . Least of the persons I imagined would get affected in this pandemic considering the extreme care and precaution he used to follow and also advise to others in the family . To end on a lighter note, the last lingering memory I could recall was when he had come to see Sai Niranjan in Bangalore about 5 years back. Looking at his white hair Sai was crying and not going near him inspite of his multiple coaxing. Finally when it was time to leave and he was in the parking lot getting in to the car surpisingly Sai got in to his laps and was a photoshoot moment to cherish ( Uploaded this Photo in the gallery)\....
Posted by Akila Venkataraman on June 10, 2021
Though he is quite elder to me we call him as Thambi which gives us proactiveness in our every efforts. I am proud to be only beloved sister. He is the who has helped and encouraged me to participate in school & college competitions. My memory goes back to the lovely days I was with him for several months at Virudhunagar when he was a lecturer in a college.Ofcourse his basic instinct teaching & guidance to every one in the family including Appa & Amma. He never misses any event of birthday ,anniversary etc. & he will be the first caller to greet me. Till he was hospitalized he was calling me every week once or twice to know our welfare which I will be missing hereafter.
We were with him for a week or so at Vazhi & Dombiwilli which is ever rememberable days. Even my friends Uma, Kalyani use to tell that they have learnt from him that how education is so important. Even today on hearing his sad demice they first told about intelligence hard work in academic front. With heavy heart I conclude that the Vacuum will prevail for ever in our family.
Posted by Hariharan Jayaraman on June 10, 2021
My elder brother was my mentor. More than a brother he was my great friend. My bond with him was very special. Every one in the family will think same way. That is his speciality. His power of reasoning was immense. We can talk to him on any subject. At the end we were the gainers. He had been a guide to all our family members both elder and younger ones. We miss his physical presence but he will always remain in our memories and continue to guide us. May his soul rest in God's feet. 
Posted by Jayaraman Srinivaasan on June 10, 2021
More than my elder brother I got parental support at hours of crisis I feel even my stonelike heart melting as tears His way of life will protect all of us from above Vaasu

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Posted by Siddhan Subramanian on June 15, 2021
Dr JC - A Tribute to a dear Friend & Colleague

I am profoundly saddened at the demise of Dr Jayaraman Chandrasekharan  Dr JC passed away in Bengaluru on 3rd June 2021 after a fortnight of hospitalisation.

Dr JC had a positive impact when he joined CCL  after his return to India with a clear motto of  giving his children an Indian ambiance to growi up. I knew of Dr JC in the late sixties as both of us were alumni from the same Government Arts College where we both were taught Chemistry by the same professor .

To me, Dr JC is  sheer brilliance with a curious combination of razor sharp intellect, wit and humour. Completely outspoken amd an uncanny ability to understand the position taken by a colleagues or friend and  if agreeable to support it.  He was incredibly thoughtful & more so helpful in dealing with people.

He has given many of his colleagues incredibly thoughtful suggestions on a wide range of issues both official with a deep  insight, empathy & sincerity. I never found him downbeat nor ever at a loss of words in any instance.

I will miss the sincere & smiling countenance of Dr JC for as long as I live.

My prayers for his AtmA to attain peace and Divinity ro give the bereaved family the strength to come out of this gigantic loss.

Siddhan Subramanian
Colleague & friend
Posted by Binu John on June 13, 2021
We knew JC uncle from the time Uncle and Uma aunty moved into Genesis. Uncle was friendly and was always there when we needed any advice. Uncle was quite open and always shared his knowledge about everything he knew. We still remember the joyful countenance he always exhibited whenever he sees us. The cheerfulness and positivity in him was his unique identity. Uncle, you will always be missed!
Posted by Sthanu and Meena Sarma on June 12, 2021
1. It brings us great sadness to lose Chandrasekharan fondly called JC. He has always been a very cheerful and supportive friend to us. We will never forget his help when one of us was ill in Bangalore . It was a pleasure to have conversations with him on various issues. We cherish the memories of his and Uma’s hospitality during our Bangalore visits. Under his careful and serious exterior, he was a witty person who embraced the simple pleasures of life. He took proper care of his health , but still knew how to enjoy his favorite ice cream. We will miss him.
his Life

Born to Jayaraman and Jambagalakshmi - Feb 16, 1950

Appa was born in Chennai. As younger brother to Raju (Viswanathan) Periappa, he was and remained everyone's Thambi.  

Raised by his parents and maternal grandmother (Echi paati), he was perpetually interested in gossip to the point where paati had to give him glossy magazines to keep him occupied and give them time to get work done!  If there were pictures and videos, we imagine him as a big-eyed kid sitting in a corner, reading and commenting on everything and everyone around him :) 



Post Doctoral Researcher 1981-1985

What he accomplished was second only to what he gave up.  He could have continued in academia either in the US or India. Wanting to give us, his kids, an Indian upbringing, he gave up his academic career in the US and returned home.  But while at it, he had some nifty publications including some reagents and synthesis methods that went on to be used in making Prozac

Appa - The Shaivite

Ramesh and I grew up in Mumbai but Appa gave us an upbringing rich in Tamil Literature. Appa spent hours immersed in Thevarams which we heard passively while they played on our Philips tape recorder. The stereotypical teenagers that we were, we did not completely grasp the meanings or the essence, but we certainly got more than a glimpse of his outpouring Tamil devotion. Thevarams are 7th century songs / devotional Tamil hymns sung in praise of Lord Shiva by the 3 Nayanmars: Sambandar, Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. His favorite rendition is that of Odhuvar Dharmapura Swaminathan. Listening to these songs now, we are both filled with nostalgia as we hear Appa's voice singing along, see his eyes shining bright and feel his heart ecstatic! As it is always said, "திருச்சிற்றம்பலம்".
மாதர்ப் பிறைக்கண்ணி யானை || மலையான் மகளொடும் பாடிப்
போதொடு நீர்சுமந் தேத்திப் || புகுவா ரவர்பின் புகுவேன்
யாதுஞ் சுவடு படாமல் || ஐயா றடைகின்ற போது
காதன் மடப்பிடி யோடுங் || களிறு வருவன கண்டேன்
கண்டே னவர்திருப் பாதங் || கண்டறி யாதன கண்டேன்.
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Shared by Jayaraman Srinivaasan on June 10, 2021
He was elder to me  but all of us called him by Nick name Thambi.In my memory lane He was bright and meritorious in studies,disciplined in character  .He was topper always in studies and cleared way for easy admission in institutions for entire line of army in our family He was a student chassd by Teachers  He was sharp and clear in discrimination and advisor for parents in family matters right from college days.till end.He was the brain behind our family espicially in hours of crisis.He was above average son to our parents as well others.He achieved his peak in studies as well career in his life Had he not been born in our family I am not able to imagine about our family as so much contribution.Needless to say He will be rightly placed in heavenly abode.He was icon of Educatiion in our family and I feel our family can plan helping bright poor students as mark of memory.