It is still hard for me to believe that I am writing Memoriam for my friend Sundararajan. It seems like a bad dream from which I cannot wake up. Life kept throwing cruel punches at Sundar with unerring and unending regularity. He lost his father in his early 20s, his mother in his early 30s, and beat out cancer twice. He was enjoying life with his family and recovering from a stroke when his life was cut short by a second stroke. I have never met a more amazing person in my life more that was stoic, resilient, philosophical, and yet cheerful and happy meeting others at the same time. He never came across a book he disliked. I learned to love books from him in different subjects. He loved math, physics, engineering, coding but most importantly learning from and helping others.
I am sure God has a few pet projects and some great books lined up ready for Sundar. Kavitha was always the iron pillar by his side. She was his source of strength and confidence, always standing by him and helping him deal with the unfair curveballs that life kept throwing at him. Arjun was his source of pride and joy. He told me last year about how much he loved Arjun and how happy he was to see him grow as a confident young man.
If you knew Sundar, you would know that it is hard to stop writing good things about him. He will continue to live in the collective memories of people that loved him and the ones that he loved (It would be a LOOONG list!)
Please contribute generously from the bottom of your heart to this fundraiser to help support his beloved son Arjun. He is in the 11th standard and still has a long way to go. It will be a tough road for him without his father’s guidance. The monetary help will ease some of the stress that they are bound to face. Even a little would go a long way toward reassuring Kavitha and Arjun that there are still those who care about their welfare. All contributions will go straight to Kavitha’s account.