It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Ramaswamy Sathyanarayana in Auckland on August 22, 2018.
He was 84 and is survived by his wife Rama Sathyan, a son, three daughters (including Kokila Vaidyanathan Shanker), their spouses and ten grandchildren, all of who live in Auckland.
The family was beside Mr Sathyanarayana when he breathed his last.
Since his arrival in New Zealand in 1995 following retirement from his five decades of service as a medical representative in Bengaluru, Mr Sathyanarayana was active in social and religious circles in Auckland and Hamilton.
He was a participant in the weekly ‘Vishnu Sahasranamam Reciting Group’, temple programmes, religious ceremonies held at homes and other events.
Known for his warmth and genuine care, he was affectionately addressed as ‘Mama’ (Uncle) by hundreds of people who knew him.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Mr Sathyanarayana on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Anne’s Funeral Home in Wiri, Manukau, Auckland.