RIP Karthik Pazayanur

29 Apr

One of the advantages, probably the only advantage, of studying at a great school/college is the opportunity to meet, trade ideas & make friends with people of extraordinary talents & intellect. I have been fortunate to come in contact with many such minds. Some of these ‘brains’ also came in bodies with ‘hearts’. Hearts that were calm, peaceful & joyous. These people brought joy to everyone they touched.

One of such rare combinations was my classmate, Karthik PR.

Karthik (Born 5th Oct, 1974) left us for his heavenly voyage on 26th April, 2011, as a result of a shocking swimming accident, the news of which left us all stunned.

Karthik was one of the PGP-Reps of our batch; the lead singer of Baro-C (hindi band); President-Dramatics Society. He scaled many heights in the corporate world as well. However, while his achievements may fill pages, his memories will continue to flood our hearts!

Always ready with an easy smile, and his trademark quick wit, Karthik made friends across the traditional boundaries. Ever the charmer, he always made you feel special, and heard. And he always had time for a quick phone chat, even though he would almost never ever respond to a mail.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anjali. Our prayers are with her, and with his parents in this sad time.

Rest in peace, my friend! We will miss you…


Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Life


5 responses to “RIP Karthik Pazayanur

  1. daddysan

    May 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Really sorry to hear. Terrible news.

  2. Venkat Rangamani

    March 31, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I am an old friend of Karthik’s (not from IIT). I just found out about this and am shocked. Would someone please send me a phone number for his parents? Very belated condolences, I know but I’d like to conbey them anyway. Please help. My email is


  3. Mukundan

    April 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Was a very good friend from my school days and have been to his place a couple of times. Lost touch with him after IIT days. Very cheerful and chirpy guy. My mother still recounts his confidence and enthusiasm for life when we were in coaching classes for IIT. Can’t beleive it. Condolences to his family.

  4. Deepak

    April 27, 2014 at 3:51 am

    RIP Karthik! I knew him from TELCO Pune days, very nice guy and always with a smile on!


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