We are deeply saddened to inform you about the passing of Tirumakudlu Ramaswamy (T.R.) Murlidhar (1939-2022). He was a longtime Pampa Kannada Koota member and was very involved in the 2002 AKKA Conference in Detroit. He was proud of his alma mater IIT Kharagpur. He was the president of the Institution of Professional Engineers, Great Lakes Chapter. He was a visiting professor at Lawrence Tech University. He was very knowledgeable in various fields, and was an avid bridge player, crossword puzzle solver and advanced sudoku player. He could answer most Jeopardy questions during any game. All of this earned him a nickname of “walking encyclopedia.” Above all, he will be missed for his kindness and unassuming nature in treating people. Flying airplanes was his hobby before he came up with health issues.
He was very loved by his wife Mrs. Indira Murlidhar; daughters Rohini (son-in-law Ganesh) Anjana (son-in-law Nitin); and grandchildren Ria, Rishi, Rohan, Kajal and Juhi; sister-in-law Vijaya Pandit and brother-in law Arkesh, as well as many friends and relatives all over the world. We will miss him dearly.