Kalyanarama
Venugopal
Date of Death: May 30, 2022

Mr. Kalyanaramaiyer Venugopal (Kal) passed away on May 30 2022 in Edison NJ. He was born in Kozhikode (then Madras Presidency, India) on December 27 1937 to N.K. Kalyanaramiyer, and P.R. Thankammal.

He went to school and university in Chennai, and then worked in Sindhri, BARC, Bombay, and Surat in the 1960s. He lived and worked in Nigeria for most of the 1970s and 1980s before emigrating to the US with his family in 1989. He lived and worked in New Jersey for most of that time, retiring in 2013.

He is survived by his wife Janaki, sisters Lalitha and Ganga, children Rajesh and Navin, grandchildren Ravi, Kiran, Mohan, Avinash and Ashwin.

Funeral services for Kalyanarama Venugopal take place Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9:30-11:30am at Holy Cross Cemetery. Holy Cross Cemetery is located at 840 Cranbury South River Road in East Brunswick (Jamesburg), NJ.

Google meets link for webcast of the funeral (participants will be muted) from 10:00 am-11:30 am 6/4/2022: Click here for live stream

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the following charity:

Donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

14 thoughts on “Kalyanarama Venugopal”

  1. Sridhar and Shanthi - Chennai

    Indeed a sad moment for all of us. We always remember mama as a loving person who enjoyed being with all his loved ones. May God give strength to all of us to bear this loss

  2. Mr Venugopal is known to me from early 1977 when he was called back for second time in Aswani tex which was started by Varun UCSB years back. He was versatile and most useful to country like Nigeria where they have lot of funds and infrastructure but no technical push Venugopal wasencyclopedia of small scale industry .Forme he was more than a brother and was close to me that when I decided to leaveNigeria he got me opening with one Nigerian with more than double the salary and I worked for four and half year Then I got used to No geriatric working Ineeded no support asI was quite self sufficient he migrated to us and ivisited us in 93 And stayed with the family for one month Even other wise we were in regular touch and we were so close family friends When my son and daughter in law went to same placeNJ they were in regular touch as Sridhar my son was born when we were staying in his house He gas Kidney trans plant and he could drive four hundred mile too and fro like that at the age of eighty plus He was always with positive approach when Rajesh gave me message it was unbearable for me Birth and death arelooked after by almighty sure he has some bigger assignment for Vanu sir
    In one word I can say say he was definition for gentleman
    I pray almighty for his liberation

  3. Ramakrishnan Easwaran

    It’s indeed sad to know of the passing away of Venu Chittappa.

    I only have vague memories of him as there have not been too many opportunities to meet often given that Kunjal and Chittappa went away Nigeria during the early 70s and from there to the US.

    I did however have the opportunity of meeting him briefly in 1984 when I had moved to Delhi for employment and Chittappa and family were on a brief holiday to Delhi.

    From the little I know of him he was a very gently sole and extremely intelligent and well-read man and by all accounts a very generous host..

    I’m aware that the last few have not been easy for him from a health perspective, but he toughened it out.

    My thoughts are with Kunjal (that’s how the Singam family addresses Janu Atai/Chitti), Rajesh, Navin and their families.

    It’s tough but we can console ourselves with the fact that he’ll at least fre of pain.

    May his soul rest in peace and continue on its journey.

    Kunju (Echamu’s son)

  4. Echamu Ramakrishnan, Raghavan Families

    We are very sad to hear of the passing of Venu Chittappa. I can still remember seeing him for the first time when he married Kunjal. My impression of him was of a jovial, happy man. He was a man who thought ahead of his times. During our further interactions with him on visits to US, we realised Kunjal and Chittappa’s home was a refuge for the extended family. He was always there to support and guide all of us. His enthusiasm and keenness to take up and complete CA studies and be employed in that field in US at a mature age is an inspiration to all of us. Our heartfelt condolences to Kunjal, for whom Chittappa was her whole world. Rajesh and Naveen are wonderful people and testimonies to the loving being of Chittappa and Kunjal. Our prayers and best wishes are with them. May Sri Rama’s Blessings be eternally with you.

  5. Jay & Kamakshi Raman

    This was a shocking news for us ! Venugopal was such an intelligent, warm & family loving person & don’t know what to say . We pray for his soul to Rest In Peace ! Our heartfelt condolences to Janaki & her wonderful family ! Time alone can heal this great loss !! Our prayers for all in the family! 🙏🙏

  6. Radha and Gopal

    Our friendship with Venugopal dates back to several decades ago, when we spent some quality time together in our expatriate life in Nigeria. Very friendly, humourous and knowledgeable person that he was, we would miss him. At this hour of distress words would not suffice to console his family. Om Shanthi!

  7. Oh, my god!
    I just can’t believe this Janaki, What happened to him. We are in India now. It’s so so sa sad….
    May god give you strength, He will be missed terribly

    Love
    Geetha and Narayanaswmy

  8. Niveditha Balachandran (daughter of Brinda and Bala (“Kal Balachandran)

    We are so devastated to learn of the passing of dear Great Uncle Venu. I’ll always remembering him when visiting the family in NJ when I was 8 years old, and then spending quality time with him and Aunty Jamal decades later on a work trip across NE USA. Uncle Venu’s knowledge was limitless and spending time with him I always learned more about almost anything I cared to ask questions about. He was a kind, brilliant and charismatic person. We will all miss him terribly.

  9. P Sridaran and Usha

    Our deepest condolences. Still we remember his last trip to Coimbatore and palghat. We miss him very much.

    1. Padma Santhanam

      We deeply miss you . We learnt so much from you and your warm smile always lifted our spirits all the time.
      You are a role model to many of us.
      Padma and Ram Santhanam.

  10. Vijaya Santhanam

    Our deepest condolences to Venu Chittappa’s family. We pray for peace for the departed soul and also pray that God gives the family the strength and solace to go through this great loss.

  11. Puthenmadam and lakshmi Radhakrishnan

    Very sorry to hear about chittappa’s passing he will be missed. His smiling face and love for the family will always be remembered.
    His children and grandkids are blessed and our prayers for strength during this time of grief.

    1. Ganga(Jayashree) Vaidyanathan

      Our heartfelt condolences to Janaki Chithi,Rajesh, Navin and other members of Venu Chithappa ‘s family. We will miss Chithappa. We will always cherish the little moments spent with Chithappa and chithi.

      Our prayers are with the family to bear this loss

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