Obituary – Dr. Raman Perumpillil Marar
Dr. Raman Perumpillil Marar (87) passed away peacefully in Melbourne today ( 31st January 2015 ) . He died in Monash hospital, Clayton at 6:30 pm.
Dr. Marar migrated to Australia about four decades ago, retired as professor, Swinburne University, Melbourne in 1994. His name was figured in the Queens Honours list in 2002 for services he had rendered to the Indian community through the Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria, of which he was the President for five years. He also played a key role in the building the Shiva Vishnu Temple. He is one of the few Indians who received the Medal of the Order of Australia. The four levels of the honour are Companion in the Order of Australia, Officer in the Order of Australia, Member in the Order of Australia and Medal of the Order of Australia, which is awarded for “service worthy of particular recognition”.
Dr Marar’s ancestral family members still live in Cheranalloor, Ernakulam District , Kerala. His wife Sathi is a niece of the lyricist, P. Bhaskaran. He survived by a daughter and a son , Sunitha and Sudheesh.