I regret to you inform you all that Professor Sundararaman passed away on July 17, 2014 at his residence in NJ.
As some of you already heard he was undergoing some ailments and treatment for the same.
The book written by him “I lived with God” (English, Tamil) is one of the outstanding books written by a devotee on the experiences with Periyava. If we see any experiences interview, we wonder how blessed that individual is as he talked to Periyava, interacted etc. Sundararaman mama’s entire life was crafted by Periyava. I tried few times to record his experiences in video. It never happened. I know why. There is no way possible way to capture all his experiences in a video. I think reading that book is the best way to experience it….To me, it always seems like his experiences with Periyava were more like how Lord Parameswaran played with Sundaramoorthy Swamigal. Periyava was testing, teasing mama and blessed immensely!
Mama always talked about Periyava in his conversations with devotees – whenever he talks, tears roll on his cheeks – always. Even last week, when one of my friends Shri Prasad was talking to him for a long time. Mama asked everyone to pray that he reaches Periyava without much suffering. I am sure Periyava took care of his last wish too.
Mama was one of the founders of Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation (KKSF) in USA. Until recently, he has been actively participating in all the events.
Mama was very happy to know that Periyava padhuka mandapam is coming up in NJ. He wanted to see one such mandapam in his lifetime – although it did not happen, the first check for this effort came from him! He will continue to bless this project also.
We will miss you mama!
Thanks Aarthi for the image.