November 28, 2005

Danushkodi Ramasamy - A great man

Danushkodi Ramasamy 63, an eminent tamil writer & teacher passed away on Thursday night (24/11/2005).
The Hindu reports his death here.

Danushkodi Sir was from a very humble background, His tamil prowess left people spellbound and his dedication as a teacher was something that the teacher community should emulate.

He was a very good family friend of ours, with the bonding going back to his first posting as a teacher in my native village - kallakulathur, near Tindivanam, in the late 1960s. Over the years he had grown into a close associate of my Grandfather & respectable "Sir" to my parents. I had always looked in awe at his 'kambeera kural'. Tamil definitely sounded 100 times better when he spoke. Even though, he had migrated to Saatur (near madurai) & settled there, the ties were very much strong.

He had spent his last days at our house in chennai, getting treated for Cancer. But alas, nature got the better of him. He is survived by his Wife (a very pleasing aunty) & his son, a doctor (Aram).

I'm sure I'm going to miss his "Vaangha Engineer Madam" ;-(


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nalliyakkodan said...

"Vaangha Engineer Madam" nalla Thamizh ma