born on March 18, 1943 and
passed away on May 29, 2021.
Celebrating the life of Sri Balasubramanian.
March 1943 - May 2021
Appa, loved life and also all that which reminded him of the most inevitable element of life....death. Be it the 1971 film "Anand" or Kabir's song "Man Laga Yaar Fakiri Mein"
CMC was the fraternity where he spent most of his professional years, weaving an his illustrious career, while nourishing himself and all those whose lives he touched.
A doting husband & father who has left behind warm memories : simple joys of life peppered with indulgences here & there. He lived in entirety, his multiple roles as grand-father, father-in-law, brother, uncle... and more.
Many learnings from his life we cherish : Meeting life with acceptance and gratitude, meeting people with kindness, facing challenges with strength and trusting that abundance and support is always present.
While we will all miss his exuberant presence, it is reassuring that his last moments were spent in gentleness and in the company of family.
We wish him peace and contentment.
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When I complained to Appa that my UKG teacher had eaten my tiffin-box (which had one big delicious doughnut), he promptly sent two doughnuts the next time ! In my class 5 summer holidays , the swimming coach did not teach me because my mother didn't come to the muncipality pool everyday like the other mothers. When I informed Appa about this, he came back from office the next day with a Russian book translated into English - How to Learn Swimming. And I actually learnt Swimming from a book. When we landed at an unplanned guest-house on our way to a holiday in Mysore. He simply changed the plan because the view was beautiful and we children loved it. Long walks, book stores visits, libraries, bakeries, sea shore, mountains, films, songs.......these are some of the things that I associate with Appa. Gratitude for unravelling the significance of faith in the infinite potential in each one of us. And the need for courage to fearlessly explore its limitlessness. To enjoy the green grass & the blue sky ...as much as the doughnuts and pizzas ! Trusting to continue learning from his indomitable spirit. And reconciling with the challenges of the same spirit. I believe that he is here with us.....just in a different way now. He is with us. I wish him eternal contentment.