ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jayyu Jayaraman (R). He breathed his last on Apr 12, 2021, early afternoon, in Nagpur. Age 72. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Anand Srinivasan on May 18, 2021
Still can't believe Jayyu Peripa is no more. He was an absolute rock for the family. A constant presence in every family function - he brought a lot of joy to a lot of people. In his visit to the US, he made it a point to visit us in NY and I am glad we got to spend a bit more time with him and Perima. "Kamruddin" as he used to call us all, his jovial attitude will be missed dearly. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Ramachandran Natarajan on May 17, 2021
I have great memories of my dear friend Jayyu which goes back to the 1960s from our school days in Saraswathi Vidyalaya (SV). Our families have known each other even longer with Jayyu's grandfather being one of the earliest South Indian residents of Nagpur who made Mama Road famous. In the evenings, after school and after cricket practice, Jayyu and other friends of our age group used to get together - on street corners near the school, or in the cricket ground, to talk about everything under the Sun but usually, the conversation turned to cricket which was his passion. At times, the conversations were dominated by international or national events such as President Kennedy's assassination and Pandit Nehru's passing away. Boxer Mohammad Ali's (he was known as Cassius Clay then) exploits in the ring and colorful personality fascinated us. The news about these events traveled slowly in those days giving rise to speculations in our meetings as to what was going on.

Those were the glory days for cricket in SV. In 1964 we won the Nagpur school tournament with Jayyu making valuable contributions to the team victories. He always represented SV well as an ambassador and alumnus. 

I left Nagpur after my first year at the Institute of Science but used to keep in touch with him, meeting him whenever I visited Nagpur. My father would mention his inquires of me. He had a cheerful and positive outlook which never changed over the years. I will cherish my memories of him as a fine cricketer, unwavering in his willingness to help anyone in need, devoted to his family, with outstanding service to the community and the school. in his passing away, the Nagpur community has lost one of its pillars. Om Shanthi. May his soul attain Moksha. 





   
Posted by Chandra Iyer Parate on April 22, 2021
The feeling is too painful to bear. I still can't believe this. I feel like screaming right now. But nothing I can do that can bring you back. Just couple of days back we had a chat. How can I believe that was our last conversation. I am great admirer of you Anna & I can't imagine Mana road without you. Your memory will forever be with us. Om Shanti.
Chandra, Gunwant, Abhijit (Your bullet raja)
Posted by Laxmi Lingarwar on April 21, 2021
The passing of my dear brother Jayyu Anna has created a void in my heart that is too hard to fill. He was the backbone of our family, always there to help anyone in need. He was and always will a father figure to us forever. Having felt the same pain in the recent past, I can only pray to god to give Lakshmi Manni the strength for facing this immense loss.
May god be with you all.
Posted by Vijaya Rajan on April 19, 2021
Jayu ,one week over still not able to come to terms with ur sudden demise. You chatted with us ,before going to school on that fateful morning. Never thought that would be our last chat.......from naughty child you grew to become wonderful person,always coming forward to help family and friends.
Your warmth and affection , made our home coming enjoyable even after our parents death. Difficult to imagine Mama road house without you ...
Friends were everything for you.
You lived and died, surrounded by friends.....
Ours was the joint family we siblings had wonderful time when we were small ...will cherish those memories till my last breath !
RIP dear brother!
Posted by mohan kumar rajan on April 19, 2021
He was a great man. He will live in our hearts forever
Posted by Ram ganeshan on April 18, 2021
My brother Dear Jayyu has left too early for heavenly abode. It is impossible for me in Atlanta to come to terms with this reality. After Appa passed away in 1995, he was the father, caregiver, coordinator for everything our family and extended family needed help with. He is the most active and outgoing person in our family. I remember once when I was in High School, I had severe tooth pain during exam time. He knew a dentist in Nagpur Medical College. The College is considered quite far those days. We immediately went there, got the procedure done and back in less than 3 hours. He loves travelling. I was really happy when he and Manni made a trip to US in 2016. Shekar and I could spend time with him and show places. I will cherish memories of him from my many trips back home and childhood years forever.
Posted by Surendra Narayan Mishra on April 18, 2021
The first news of the sudden passing away of my dear friend Jayu sent shivers down my body. It was absolutely shocking. We knew each other from the time we were students in Science College. He was a fast bowler and I played hockey. We became colleagues in the Bank and our association grew stronger with passage of time. He was an exceptional person; you do not come across men like him often. Always with a smiling countenance, he was always ready to help his friends and relatives in spite of onerous responsibilities to his own family. His compassion knew no bounds and he brought succour even to those not closely related.
It is a great personal loss to me as there are few genuine friends like him. I and my young daughter (after her mother's demise) benefited from the care, concern and affection of dear Jayu and his kind wife. He understood my difficult situation and knowing my burden, frequently spoke on phone or visited me to enquire about our welfare. He invited us to his home and his wife lovingly prepared idli and other delicacies for my motherless daughter. He attended to me when I was hospitalised. Where can I find such a good friend like him. We used to keep in touch and the last I spoke to him was when he was in Mumbai with his daughter for his grandchild's first birthday.
I am deeply saddened and shudder to think of his wife and daughter who must be quite devastated by his sudden departure. May God be kind to them and give them the courage to bear the irreparable loss. There are certainly many persons whose life Jayu touched with his acts of selfless help and they will miss him sorely. I am just one of them and I shall miss him forever. I am indebted to Jayu for his friendship. May the Almighty take him under His care.
Posted by Smitha Ganeshan on April 17, 2021
Dear Jayyu periappa,

We are all so heartbroken by your passing. You were the patriarch of this family – making sure everyone was well taken care of, studying well, and comfortable. I loved our summer trips to Nagpur growing up – you always made sure we had a wonderful time, learning how to ride a bike, reading the newspaper with coffee on the bench outside every morning, eating chaat in the nearby stalls, seeing Lagaan together as an extended family... I am grateful for so many memories. The way you invested in our extended family taught us that family comes before everything else.

I also loved seeing you be an older brother to my appa. Around you, he moves and breathes easier. He laughs loudly and frequently and is 100% himself. I see the younger brother in him when he’s around you. I know he loved having you and periamma come visit us in the U.S. He looked forward to that trip for so long, and the pictures from that trip are some of the most cherished.

We miss you dearly, but we know that your loving spirit lives on in the family and community you cultivated around you. We are all better for having known you. Thank you and love you forever, Periappa.
Posted by Sreedharan Vasudevan on April 17, 2021
It is really very hard to believe that dear Jaiu is no more. I knew him as a fast bowler who played for Institute of Science and Nagpur University. We came in close contact when we booked a flat together in Utkarsha dhruva at shivaji Nagar. Jaiuu was an upright person, helpful, kind hearted, caring..etc etc. ..., I am running short of words to describe him.
We mortals are simple pawns in the hands of destiny.
The entire South Indian community has missed a great soul.
Om shanti  My condolences
V Sreedharan
BOB
Mumbai
Posted by Anusha Rajesh on April 17, 2021
Dear Jayu mama,
Would love to write something special that has not already been said. But how can I?
This is the way you have always been. Treating everyone you knew friend, family, nieces, nephew with the same love , care , attention and concern.
You have done so many wonderful things in life. Always been ready to share your wisdom and time
You have shown by example how we should be.
We will remember you fondly, always. When we visit Nagpur. the house which you took great pains and lots of planning to build and the lovely garden you take pride in will always remind us of you mama.
Rest in peace dearest mama. God surely has something better planned for you, we take heart in that.


Posted by T.G. Kumar on April 17, 2021
Dear Jayyu, It is too early for you to leave this world. You will be missed very much by all your friends. Though we have never worked together in the Bank, We were always in touch even after retirement. While in the bank, you never worked under pressure and took independent decisions. You were sincere and dedicated. We all admired your way of working. You will be always remembered for your gentle and ever smiling face and above all your helping nature. May your soul Rest in Peace. May almighty give strength to your family to bear the loss.Om Shanti. Will miss you Dear Jayyu.
Posted by Suneel Joshi on April 17, 2021
Dear Jayu, its difficult to digest news abt ur departure to heavenly abode. I can’t forget your humorous comments when interacting at Coffee house square.... Your command over english language was commendable and ur lucid comments still hoover around me... Dear rest in peace....
Posted by Anita Rajan on April 16, 2021
Dear Jayyu Mama, still cannot believe I am having to write this today. Fond childhood memories with you and other “kambrudins” in the gang. Remembering myself looking out of the train window when it pulls into Nagpur station , searching for you and heart beating in excitement in anticipation of a wonderful summer ahead, as soon as i catch a glimpse of you waiting for us at the station in the afternoon summer heat and the crowd. Wish I could go back to those days and relive all over again. Our trips to pastonji and Dinshaw ice creams, chaat stalls or just a stroll along lakshmi bhavan, ambazaari ... all of these moments that we have experienced ...I wish I had thanked you for making our childhood so wonderful and creating a strong bond between all the kambrudins. You will be dearly missed by all of us. Rest In Peace dear Jayyu Mama.
Posted by Vijay Parekh on April 16, 2021
Shri Jayaraman ji came in our lives as a family member in 2008 when Deepa (his niece) married Tapan.

An ever smiling graceful person that he was, Jayaraman ji also was positive about life. Just a couple of weeks we talked over phone and I learnt from him about his cardiac issue which he had to keep on hold because of raging Covid pandemic.
It's certainly a sudden departure and he'll be missed by one and all who knew him, but more so by his immediate family Laxmi bhabhi, Chithra, Prakash & lovely Navika.

May God's grace grant eternal peace to his soul and fortitude to the family to bear the loss.

Vibha and Vijay Parekh, Mumbai
Posted by Jyothi Gopalan on April 16, 2021
My association with Jayyu dates back to my childhood days in Nagpur. He has always been very friendly and helpful. Gopalan & I visited Nagpur latest in 2017 Dec and spent 3 days with him and enjoyed their hospitality. Unable to believe he is no more among us.
Posted by Ganapathy Suryanarayanan on April 16, 2021
Hai Jeyyu, I have lost a loving brother, affectionate friend and a Great Admirer of me. You have not missed even a small function in our family not minding your travel and strain. A Great Social worker helping one and all. But God needed your presence in Heaven so early to associate you in His endeavours. How can you be so merciless in leaving us all and flying yo the unknown destination so early. Ohm Shanthi. Be rested in the lap of God.
Posted by Subhashini Iyer on April 16, 2021
I am missing him a lot Jayyu my cousin. I always respect and love like my real brother. He is energy centre for me, I always share all my achievements with him and always received encougement and appreciation in one single word "wonderful" ,this keep on motivating me to do better and better. He can only be physically gone but never the life lived and the memories shared.
He always there in my life with the word wonderful.


Posted by Nagarajan Bhaskaran on April 16, 2021
Jayyu, it is unbelievable that you are no more.

Known him prior to his joining BoI. Worked together for about 2 years in Medical College Square but personal relationship continued. I recollect the moments of having played cricket for our Bank with him though it was for a brief period. We differed on opinions on some issues but remained bonded in our personal relationship. An unassuming, friendly, sober and kindhearted personality are seen in him.

I pray for his Soul to rest in everlasting Peace and may Almighty give courage to the bereaved family to come out from this shocking and irreparable loss. Om Shanthi@
Posted by Naresh Joshi on April 16, 2021
I knew him as a very simple person. Never saw him agitated. Saw him on field as fast bowler playing for BOI cricket team in many matches. I left Nagpur in 1995 for Pune but at least a dozen friends informed me of this sudden death speaks volumes of the place he occupied in the hearts of the friends, family and colleagues. What is destined is difficult to avoid, as they say, as I understand from Shri S K V Srinivasan that he was taken by him to 2 hospitals of repute in Mumbai and some relief would have definitely come.

ॐ शांती ॐ.
Posted by K D Ganesan on April 15, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Grief may temporarily cloud vision. I sincerely hope that the sweet memories Jayyu has left for you and the good deeds he has done help you to celebrate his life!

Om Shanthi!
Posted by SKV SRINIVASAN on April 16, 2021
Jayyu as he is fondly called in our family is my first cousin and we lived in joint family for several years. He was a tall figure in the family taking individual care of everybody. He was born strong and never gaveup anything he took up, till logical conclusion despite several obstacles on way. He had pleasent disposition always. Never missed any family function even if it meant frequent traveling. He had a big heart and supported everybody in need both within and outside the family with both physical and monetory resources. He would be first to shoulder all responsibilities when a family member or even a friend in distress. In our school days we brothers used to watch him play match winning cricket for school and college teams with no formal coaching or training. Death has snatched a noble person from us. He will be missed by us for ever. May his spiritual journey be serene and peaceful. May almighty bless his wife, daughter and son in law with strength to cope up with this irreparable loss..
Posted by R Chandrasekhar on April 15, 2021
My brother Jayyu lived a simple life surrounded by a large circle of family and friends. A retired banker, community volunteer and an accomplished Cricketeer, he took great pleasure from helping others. An exceptional father, husband and a brother Jayyu will be most missed.

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Posted by Anand Srinivasan on May 18, 2021
Still can't believe Jayyu Peripa is no more. He was an absolute rock for the family. A constant presence in every family function - he brought a lot of joy to a lot of people. In his visit to the US, he made it a point to visit us in NY and I am glad we got to spend a bit more time with him and Perima. "Kamruddin" as he used to call us all, his jovial attitude will be missed dearly. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Ramachandran Natarajan on May 17, 2021
I have great memories of my dear friend Jayyu which goes back to the 1960s from our school days in Saraswathi Vidyalaya (SV). Our families have known each other even longer with Jayyu's grandfather being one of the earliest South Indian residents of Nagpur who made Mama Road famous. In the evenings, after school and after cricket practice, Jayyu and other friends of our age group used to get together - on street corners near the school, or in the cricket ground, to talk about everything under the Sun but usually, the conversation turned to cricket which was his passion. At times, the conversations were dominated by international or national events such as President Kennedy's assassination and Pandit Nehru's passing away. Boxer Mohammad Ali's (he was known as Cassius Clay then) exploits in the ring and colorful personality fascinated us. The news about these events traveled slowly in those days giving rise to speculations in our meetings as to what was going on.

Those were the glory days for cricket in SV. In 1964 we won the Nagpur school tournament with Jayyu making valuable contributions to the team victories. He always represented SV well as an ambassador and alumnus. 

I left Nagpur after my first year at the Institute of Science but used to keep in touch with him, meeting him whenever I visited Nagpur. My father would mention his inquires of me. He had a cheerful and positive outlook which never changed over the years. I will cherish my memories of him as a fine cricketer, unwavering in his willingness to help anyone in need, devoted to his family, with outstanding service to the community and the school. in his passing away, the Nagpur community has lost one of its pillars. Om Shanthi. May his soul attain Moksha. 





   
Posted by Chandra Iyer Parate on April 22, 2021
The feeling is too painful to bear. I still can't believe this. I feel like screaming right now. But nothing I can do that can bring you back. Just couple of days back we had a chat. How can I believe that was our last conversation. I am great admirer of you Anna & I can't imagine Mana road without you. Your memory will forever be with us. Om Shanti.
Chandra, Gunwant, Abhijit (Your bullet raja)
his Life

Brief

  • Born Feb 06, 1949
  • Died Apr 12, 2021 in Nagpur
  • MSc, Institute of Science, Nagpur
  • Retd Officer, Bank of India, Nagpur
  • Family of Four Brothers and Two Sisters (Jayyu was #2 of 6)
  • One Daughter and a Grand Daughter
  • Accomplished Cricketeer
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Fond memories...

Shared by Latha Ganeshan on May 1, 2021
Dear Jayyu Anna, you were always very special to all of us. I am not able to reconcile that I will not be seeing you anymore in Nagpur. I remember Ganesh and I visiting Nagpur after we had just got married. In my following visit, I was trying to take my GRE back then and you were taking me to several stores to get GRE study materials. It was not easy to find in local bookstores back then. It used to be so crazy to get a test center. You were very worried that I may not get Nagpur as my first choice and with your intuition you had asked me to apply Chennai as my next choice. I can never forget those moments in my life.

I was so happy you and Manni were able to visit us in Atlanta 5 years ago. I remember we had a puja two days before you were return journey back to India. It was so much work. We had to decorate two large lamps and you were decorating them with so much patience, determined to get it done all by yourself. Really admire your keenness in getting everything perfectly executed.

In fond memories of Jayyu Anna.



Shared by Balaji Ayyer on April 16, 2021
  1. Om shanti. Jayyu Chittappa, a person  knew from my childhood and spent my most of my child hood days in Mamaroad. A person who comes first to help others, keep all love inside his heart for others and was loving me from deep of his heart in all the care he transmitted towards me. After Appa, he Was a source of parental guidance, he gave me I spiration during my college days and during my initial days of carrier start...I will be cherishing his memories all my life and will be missing him as a great source of inspiration. He was appas great support during all his life and also during his last phases of life..I pray to God for resting in peace.....his balaji always