Share a special moment from Mani's life.

E-mail from Sridhar Krishnamurthy

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss and we will miss the positive and smiling attitude of Mama deeply..just came out of class and feeling terrible we will not have him in our midst.


EMail from Alan Preston

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012
Thank you so much for sending this. Beautifully written. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. He was a great man, and I wish I had met him.   Alan
Alan Preston, President Preston Leadership & Just Enough HR

EMail from Alex O'Brien

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Hi Ram,

  I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will always be in my prayers during this tough time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know I am thinking of you.   Love, Alex O'Brien

EMail from Suzanne Woolf

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012
Ram, I knew I'd like your dad only recently, when I heard that he wanted to take up flying :) Thanks for sharing his obituary with me-- what an inspiring life! I'm truly sorry I didn't get to meet him. My very deepest condolences to you, to Rupa, and to all of your family. best, Suz

E-mail from Krishnan Balasubramaniam

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear Chetan

I am extremely sorry to hear about this. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Very few have the conviction and the opportunity to live their lives on their own terms. From your message, I am sure he was one of them.


EMail from Erik Huizer

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012
Ram,   My condolences to you and your family. I have had the honor and pleasure of meeting your dad, and having had a good discussion with him.    I wish you many fond memories and strength to deal with this loss.  


EMail from Roland LaPlante

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Beautiful Ram—well said


Roland A. LaPlante

EMail from Inguma

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Dear Mohan,

     sorry to hear the demise of mama.Our heart felt condolence to you. please convey our condolence to muthy anna,shankar and murali anna too.  with regards           vasantha          kumar, sabitha           ram and inguma

EMail from Kroopa & Kaushal Shah

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Dear Ram,

We are saddened to hear of your father's demise yesterday. We wish you and your family strength as you grieve and pray for your father's soul to rest in peace.

If there is anything we could do to help you at this difficult time, please let us know. 


Kaushal and Kroopa

EMail from Beth Crocker

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012
Ram - Steve's sharing your updates.....

Your dad is in my thoughts; your stories/descriptions of him always
impress me with his humor, strength and curiosity......

We'll pray and we'll nag for info.
Let us know if there's anything we can do?
When he's recovered, I'd like to meet your dad. Beth

EMail from Steve Crocker

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Aw!  I am terribly sorry to get this news.  You have our deepest sympathies.

Let us know if there is anything we can.

In addition working through the funeral and related arrangements, this will undoubtedly take a toll on you.  Give it the time and energy it requires; healing will come.


EMail from Suzanne Woolf

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012


I am so sorry about this news.

I'm glad he was able to have a peaceful end, and for his long and interesting life. I hope there's some consolation for you in thinking of those things.

Thanks for letting me know.

EMail from Vance Hedderel

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012


I want to offer you my condolences for your father. Having been in the same position myself, I know that the loss of a father is a unique pain. If there is anything I can do on a professional -- or personal -- level to assist during this time, please don't hesitate to let me know.

-- Vance

EMail from Erika Mann

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Ram, I am thinking at you and your family! With love, Erika

EMail from Mike Silber

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012


My sincerest condolences!

I know you appreciate the opportunity to have had this much time with your father, but it is still a huge loss when he passes on.



EMail from Bruce Tonkin

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Hello Ram,

Very sorry to hear this.   I wish you and your family well at this difficult time.


Bruce Tonkin

EMail from Sébastien Bachollet

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Dear Ram,

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Your friend

Sébastien Bachollet

E-mail from Angela Wimmer

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Chetan, I am so sorry you have lost your father. He sounds amazing, it's no wonder you've become the great man you are. You and your family are in my thoughts, please let me know if I can help in any way!


EMail from Chris Disspain

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012


Sympathy and thoughts to you and your family.

"If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons."


EMail from Bertrand de La Chapelle

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Dear Ram,

Learned through Steve about your father's passing. 

Not much to say in such circumstances, except that I am deeply and warmly thinking of you. 

My own father passed almost 25 years ago. But parents live in the minds of their children. 

Warm regards.


Bertrand de La Chapelle

Program Director, International Diplomatic Academy

Member, ICANN Board of Directors

EMail from Michael Young

Shared by Ram Mohan on June 6, 2012

Hi Ram,


I am sure you are getting many notes about your loss today but I will add my own voice to that support.


I am very saddened to see such a great man pass and know how much you will surely miss him.  At the same time I am in awe of the life he lived, how he lived robustly to such a senior age, and the great example he set for all that knew him of courage, morality and a keen, educated mind.  If only we all could be at least a little like him, then the world would truly be a wonderful place.


I wish you and your family all the best I can in this difficult time.


Your friend,



E-mail from Amit Mitra

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012
Chetan   Our deepest condolences on hearing of the passing away of your father. He was an inspiration to us all. We pray for the solace of his soul. Please let us know how we may assist.   Amit

E-mail from Prof. Ramachandriah, IITM

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear prof Chetan
I am extremly  sorry to note the demise of your father.Of course he has spent his last pace of his life peacefully with all his sons and grand children. I have seen him a couple of times at US. Both me and My mrs Usha f convey our heart felt condolences to all your family members and to you personally.May his soul rest in peace/Ramachandraiah A

E-mail from Linda Ashurst

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dr. Sankar. I am so very sorry. You have my most heartfelt and deepest sympathy. I know the loss and hurt you feel. Fathers are so special and it sounds like yours lived life to the fullest like my dad. Please know my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family at this time and always.

E-mail from Terry Byrd

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012
Chetan,   I am so sorry to hear about the death of your father.  He evidently was a grand fellow and a great family man.  I am sure you will miss his wise counsel.   - Terry

E-mail from Qiang Le, Hampton University

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear Dr.Sankar,


My deepest condolences to your family.




E-mail from K.P. Raghavan, L&T

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear Chetan,

I am extremely sorry to know about the passing away of your beloved dad.

Please accept my heart-felt condolences and I pray God for peace to the departed soul

and  strength to all of you to bear this great loss. Father is father irrespective of age and can

never be replaced by any other relationship.


K. P. Raghavan

E-mail from Rajan Venkateswaran

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear Proff. Chetan .S.Sankar

My Heart felt Condolence for the demise of your father Late Mr. SUBRAMANIAN, Mani; it is a great loss to the entire family and his known circle. We learn a lot from these great people’s life I am sure all of you would be missing him as well as his great experience of tradition, culture & Guidance.



Best Regards


Rajan Venkateswaran l Chief Architect & Head,

E-mail from Jeremy Ezell

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dr. Sankar,


I wanted to express my deepest sympathies at the passing of your father. My family and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


Jeremy D. Ezell

E-mail from Adolphous Willis

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dr Sankar,

I'm sadden to receive this email from you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time in your lives. From reading the information below, I can tell that your father not only bestowed a high level of wisdom to others, but he also maintained a strong foundation of love for his family; truly admirable. Again, I hope all is well and I look forward to seeing you soon.

With sympathy,


E-mail from Kristen Ashcom

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dr. Sankar,

I am sorry for your loss but I am glad he was able to go peacefully.  I am truly happy for you to have your dad for so long and be in your life for so many years.  He lived a long life.  May he forever be a part of your life and always be in your heart.  I will keep you in my prayers in your time of mourning. 

Take care,

E-mail from Jithu Ramesh

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Hey perippa, 

  I just heard from Appa about thatha. So very heartbroken  as i cannot be with my family as we grieve the loss of a patriarch. Not sure what he plans to do. We are currently looking at tickets, checking availability. seeing if we can get refunds or postopone all the travel things.   


E-mail from Raj & Iqbal Bansal

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012
Dera Chetan & Lakshmi:   Raj, Nisha, Deepa and I are greatly saddened by the passing of our very dear, respected and beloved grand pa I will always miss him.   Our brloved grand pa has become a shining star in our big universe and he will continue to bless all of us.   I have fond memories of meeting him at Shiv's engagement ceremonies. I did enjoy our meeting and having an interesting conversation with grand pa. He was very special. to us and made a difference in the lives of so many. May the rich memories of our respected grand pa who will from now on be ever present with us no matter where we are in his indomitable spirit  which can carry us forward, when perhaps we need a boost to continue to lead our lives with the grace and courage he lived his life in her many roles with verve and vigor.   ISA Upanishad( Last 4 verses): Om! V-15: The door of the Truth is covered by a golden disc. O! Lord withdraw its effulgence so that your devotees may experience You, the Truth beyond its effulgence. V-16: O! Nourisher, lone traveler of the sky, O! Sun gather your light so that I may see through by your grace, that form of yours, which is the most Luminous. I am indeed That, He who is the Purusha who dwells There. V-17: Now that I am on the verge of death, ready to return to the all-pervading Immortal Prana, may my breath be merged into the all-pervading eternal Prana and may this body be reduced to ashes. O! mind, remember all my acts, remember all the lessons of all that I have done, remember… V-18: Last Verse is a prayer to the God of Fire Agni, that which accepts our sacrifice and conveys all our offerings to the Supreme Lord of the Universe. O! Agni, lead us by the fair path that we may reap all the good that we have sown. You know all our deeds. O! Lord destroy all our sins of deceit. We offer our salutations to you.   Om! May God protect us both-the Preceptor and pupil. May Brahman bestow upon us both the fruit of knowledge! May what we both study reveal the Truth! May we cherish no will feelings toward each other. Om Peace, peace, peace.   May Almighty provide strength to you and all of our family members to cope with such a boig loss.   May God provide our grand pa peace in heaven. Warm regards, best wishes and love.   Sincerely,   Raj & Iqbal

E-mail from Latha & Sushil Bhavnani

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear Chetan, Lakshmi, Akila, Patrick, and Shiva,


Please accept our condolences on the death of mama. It is with deep regret we read Chetan’s letter about mama’s passing. Mere words may offer little comfort at this tragic time, but know that our deepest feelings of sympathy are with you and your family.  My dad and mom asked me to also include their condolences.


Mama was an embodiment of dignity! When we lived in Shelton Lane, we often saw him walking in the neighborhood, and was a delight to talk to.  Sushil, Neal and I loved talking to him.  We remember him as a person who always smiled and seemed very calm. He seemed content with life and proud of his family’s achievements. Mama, you could see, was a devoted family man, who was fortunate to see his sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren excel in their life and profession. He left behind him a family that appreciates the values he instilled in them and the heritage that he was able to pass on.


I vividly remember him from Chetan’s 60th birthday party where all your family was together, and he had his “This is my family and I am proud of them” look!

With deepest sympathies to you, your brothers and their families,

Latha, Sushil, Neal, Leela and P.K. Ramanathan

E-mail from K.R. Shymala

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Dear Murthy, Murali, Uma, Shankar, Lakshmi, Mohan and Rupa,

  We are very sorry to hear the sad news.   I got my basic degree only because of Anna and it was very useful to me. He used to be happy and also made others around him happy. Very enthusiastic,active,cheerful and so very prompt in responding,I don't  think that we will be able to find such a dignified personality in future. He deserved the life he lived through. All of us can try to acquire at least some of his good qualities and that will be the right tribute to him.   Thanks Shyamala.K.R.

E-mail from C. Murali

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012

Anna was a source of strength for all of us, and he will be missed.

E-mail from P.K. Raju & Laxmi

Shared by Chetan Sankar on June 6, 2012
Dear Chetan Laxmi and I and our whole family were sorry and saddened  To hear the passing away of your beloved dad . Our condolences to you , your brothers and the whole family . We  came to know of your dad when you moved to auburn.He has been our  well-wisher and a fatherly figure for us . We will also miss him a lot . He is a great man and had admirable qualities which I hope we can emulate atleast some of them . We pray god to provide you and your family the strength  And blessings at this time of great grief . Please let me know if there is anyway I can help you .
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