ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lakshmi Narayana Gandu, 65 years old, born on January 28, 1956, and passed away on May 24, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Samira G on May 28, 2021
My father's colleague and a friend, I know Lakshmi Narayana uncle since a very young age. Although we met very sporadically over the years, I have a few impressions gathered from the memories of my childhood.

We were neighbours for a few years. There were frequent visits to each other's houses. I spent most of my summers and weekends in their home those years. I remember him to be a very fun yet strict dad to his children.

He had a way with children. Everytime I visited, he would ask me questions from my text books and allowed me to play only if I answered correctly. He made me to recite my Telugu language "neeti vakyalu", definitions of " sandhulu, samasalu" etc until I got them all right.
I used to study before I go to their home, to make a good impression with him. Looking back, I realise, I tried to impress him because somewhere I was inspired by him.

From all my childhood encounters, I gather that he was an ever smiling, positive, friendly, extremely mannerful, and a decent human and that impression remains the same in my memory todate.

I pray for aunty to find peace !

Quoting Dylan Thomas-
" Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of light "

He will remain a Best friend and a Hero to his son always !
Posted by Hima G on May 27, 2021
I was extremely fortunate to have him as our family friend and now he left us. We are known to each other since 1991. At first I met him as my friend's father and later came to know that he was also my father's friend. His family is so attached to us and they were always special for us. I never expected that my wedding event will be our last meet. I am deeply shocked and still can't believe he is no more. He was always positive, humble, friendly, jovial, always smiles at everyone & treat everyone nicely. Uncle left a void in everyone's heart that will never be filled. The sad part is we didn't get the chance to see Uncle and also my friend for the last time . Uncle, you will always be missed. A final good bye to you with tears in my eyes. May your atma attain sadgati
Posted by KRISHNA N V on May 27, 2021
Dear GLN, We really miss you. Your long cherished loving smile.         When I ring you up, you pick up the phone and immediately address me " Dora ". No one else in our batch address anyone like this. Miss you - miss you - Miss You

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Posted by Samira G on May 28, 2021
My father's colleague and a friend, I know Lakshmi Narayana uncle since a very young age. Although we met very sporadically over the years, I have a few impressions gathered from the memories of my childhood.

We were neighbours for a few years. There were frequent visits to each other's houses. I spent most of my summers and weekends in their home those years. I remember him to be a very fun yet strict dad to his children.

He had a way with children. Everytime I visited, he would ask me questions from my text books and allowed me to play only if I answered correctly. He made me to recite my Telugu language "neeti vakyalu", definitions of " sandhulu, samasalu" etc until I got them all right.
I used to study before I go to their home, to make a good impression with him. Looking back, I realise, I tried to impress him because somewhere I was inspired by him.

From all my childhood encounters, I gather that he was an ever smiling, positive, friendly, extremely mannerful, and a decent human and that impression remains the same in my memory todate.

I pray for aunty to find peace !

Quoting Dylan Thomas-
" Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of light "

He will remain a Best friend and a Hero to his son always !
Posted by Hima G on May 27, 2021
I was extremely fortunate to have him as our family friend and now he left us. We are known to each other since 1991. At first I met him as my friend's father and later came to know that he was also my father's friend. His family is so attached to us and they were always special for us. I never expected that my wedding event will be our last meet. I am deeply shocked and still can't believe he is no more. He was always positive, humble, friendly, jovial, always smiles at everyone & treat everyone nicely. Uncle left a void in everyone's heart that will never be filled. The sad part is we didn't get the chance to see Uncle and also my friend for the last time . Uncle, you will always be missed. A final good bye to you with tears in my eyes. May your atma attain sadgati
Posted by KRISHNA N V on May 27, 2021
Dear GLN, We really miss you. Your long cherished loving smile.         When I ring you up, you pick up the phone and immediately address me " Dora ". No one else in our batch address anyone like this. Miss you - miss you - Miss You

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Shared by Sri Harsha on June 6, 2021
It was back in December 2017 a 3 day trip with Mavaya which went beyond our expectations encountering wildlife during our journey had covered most of the pilgrimage places in Karnataka was an amazing ride all together that's the time he was like friend , explorer, trekker, guide, story teller. Thought we will have one more trip exploring wildlife near future and remained as unfinished journey...RIP. 
Shared by Venkateswarulu J on May 28, 2021
Dear Prudvi, at the outset my heartfelt condolences to you and to your bereaved family. 

Our association with G. Lakshminayana is of 48 years old, since 1973. We were classmates in B. Sc. (Ag.) and good friends. In fact, Laxminayana is good at every one of our classmates. Very loveble, ever smiling and non controversial as well as a rare person with all gentle qualities. Well mannered. Since our first meeting, he used to call me as 'Anna'. It was became in reality with the marriage of his sister's daughter with my cousine brother's son of Guntur, some 6/7 years back. When we worked together in Vijayawada, of course for different banks, during our last leg of service, we used to meet very regularly but on daily touch with phone calls. We have lots of memories with him. During that period only, he lost his daughter and since then both wife & husband were down with agony & mental stress. But, when in office/with friends he was very casual. Really, it's great & irreparable loss to you and to all of us. He wil be in our memories, for life. Time only can give solace to all of us. Miss you, dear GLN. . Jakka Venkateswarlu, Guntur.

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Shared by Ramana Rao on May 27, 2021
Lakshminarayana is one of my best friend's in the Bank. Our association is for 3 decades i.e., from May 1991 till he left all his dearones. When I joined our Pithapuram branch, he was an Agricultural Officer. He was ever smiling and very soft spoken . He impressed me in our first meeting itself, because of his lively nature positive attitude towards life as well as duty. We became good friends since then not only in Bank but also in real life. We became family friends too, which still continues. We used to attend family functions in either houses. He was very jovial and kind hearted. I learnt a lot in Banking from, though he was younger and junior to me. We toured almost all the villages attached to Pithapuram branch, where bank had given loans. One way, he was an inspiration to me in practical experience. His family mingled with my family , as our children were of same age group. Though we were seperated by transfers and promotions, we never got disconnected in life. We both worked together in Hyderabad Main branch again between 1998 -2000.  Whenever we had a chat over phone, he used speak very nicely for long periods , wherein he used to enquire about all my family members, particularly about my old aged mother. He had high regards and respect towards elders. He was very hesitant and shy in sharing his problems, unless asked for. We planned a long tour 2 years back to north, which was initiated by him but could not realise it due  to unpleasant nature in the period we wanted and subsequently due to the pandemic. It is very unfortunate that we lost such a noble soul so early. He was liked by all his colleagues with whom he worked in his career. He used to take my advise in taking up some decisions reg.starting a work or performing some ritual for an auspicious date. I love my friend like to have his friendship in the coming births also.  With tearful homage to my dearest friend - Ramana Rao Gandi kota.