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Monday, January 2, 2023

HIndu photographer Cheena is no more !!!!!!

The word ‘Kavalkazhani’ strikes a chord for Triplicanites, those connected with Sri Parthasarathi swami temple .. ..only recently the centenary celebrations of  Sri U.Ve. Kavalkazhani Thirumalai Vinjamoor Ananthacharyar swami, was celebrated.  

The great day of Vaikunda Ekadasi where devotees aspire to have darshan of Emperuman Sriman Narayana and pass through the paramapada vasal has started very sadly.

This morning Sri Kavalkazhanai Vinjamoor Srinivasan, fondly Cheena – aged 56  collapsed and died in a few minutes on his way to hospital.  He did get immediate medical assistance yet, he could not be saved. Indeed very shocking as so many of us were with him this morning and the cruel fate suddenly snatched him away young !  

Cheena studied in Hindu High School, was part of every activity in Triplicane, a very cheerful person mingling with everyone and was a Senior photo professional with The Hindu for slightly more than couple of  decades.  He was a postgraduate in Sanskrit from the Vivekananda College (M.A. Sanskrit). After a brief stint in a Private company, he worked in Express Group of publications for a while and went to Doha, Qatar working for a short span.   

He was very friendly with people and was part of many associations including  Swami Manavalamamunigal Kainkarya Sabhai, Triplicane Brahmin Association, Srinivas YOungmens Association and more.  He was actively involved in renovation and samprokshanam of Sri Peyalwar sannathi.  

Through his profession he was well connected with higher level bureaucrats, politicians, cine actors and the like and would liaise with officials and help commoners of Triplicane.  

He leaves behind his wife and two sons … and hundreds of friends of Triplicane.  It is shocking and sad to even think that he is no more ! but fact is he passed away early this morning.  

Life can be so short and can end so abruptly shakes us badly.  Tributes Cheena, not the right age to die  .. ..

With grief – S. Sampathkumar
Pic taken in 2015 and Cheena is on the front right with folded hands !!


  1. Really very very bad news.....

    1. Very sad..know him from the childhood..May his soul rest in peace

    2. Om Shanthi.

  2. Sundararaman B - ThirumeyyamJanuary 2, 2023 at 6:59 AM

    Really saddened. His Kainkaryam to Lord Parthasarathy will certainly keep the Soul at HIS Lotus Feet - Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: __/|\__

  3. Was really shocked to hear this early this morning, KVS was a dear colleague, really loving humble person, man of very few words. May his soul rest in peace. Will be missed by all.

  4. Yes very very sad one side and some peace as this was happened under the feet of Sri Parthasarathy with Sri Nammazhwar on this day of Vaikunda Ekadesi. 😭😭😭😭 My very deepest condolences to his family.

  5. Very sad. Its because of him several articles about triplicane came in Hindu. Definitely not a age to leave

  6. Very unfortunate. Very simple person from a good family. May parthasarathy perumal give strength to his family.

  7. I am also living in triplicane and know him personally well. Very sad to hear the news. Very quiet and humble person. In addition to that i also heard he is one of the important person will also do kainkaryam for other temple in periamedu. May pray God for his soul rest in peace.

  8. Praptham on ekadesi on one good end and non acceptance of death owing to young age is yet not tolerated. Very sad and Cheena missed his two sons growth yet to get the first milestone atleast . RIP.

  9. A good father to my friend Rangan and Anirudh now I can’t believe that cheena mama left them and also us and attained Perumal thiruvadi

  10. Let His reach the abode of Sriman Narayanan.
    With deep mournings;