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W Bro V. J. Bharath President, District Board of
General Purposes
Past Master of Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No. 150 09.09.2017
W Bro K Badrinarayanan PDG Chap Past Master of The Anchor of Hope Lode No.1093 25.10.2016
W.Bro. Dr.Madavilakom Padmanabha Pillai MANOMOHAN PDJGW Past Master of Lodge Minchin No.2710 08.07.2016
W.Bro. Capt. Prabhakar Raghunath DATAR PDJGW Archibald Campbell Lodge No.4998 04.06.2016
Bro M Veerappan Lodge of Rock No.260 25.04.2015
W.Bro. A.P.Mhetras PDJGW Lodge St. George No.2532 17.02.2015
W.Bro. P.S.Rou PDG Std Br John Miller Lodge No.1906 08.02.2015
Bro S.Venugopal MM Lodge Quilon No.5839 24.01.2015
W.Bro./E.Comp. Coimbatore Narasimhalu Vennel PDJGW / PDGScN, PM Lodge Ampthill No.3682 and Past First Principal of Chapter Ampthill No.3682 18.01.2015
W.Bro.T.N.Ramaswamy, PDSGD PM Lodge of Rock No.260 20.10.2014
W.Bro./E.Comp. Gopaladesikachari Rangachari PAGDC, PADGM / PG Std Br,
PD II Gr Principal
Lodge of Perfect Unanimity 19.09.2014
W.Bro./E.Comp. K.Gopinathan Nair PDSGW / PD III Grand Principal Lodge Quilon 15.09.2014
W.Bro./E.Comp. Kesava Pillai PAGDC, Past Asst DGM Lodge Quilon 20.08.2014
W.Bro./E.Comp. Krishna Pillai PAGDC, PDG Scr ‘N’ Lodge Quilon 20.07.2014
W.Bro./E.Comp.Dr.N.Vijayakrishnan Nair PDSGW / PDG Charity Steward Grand Lodge 04.08.2014
W.Bro./E.Comp. P.Elanchelian PDG Chaplain / D.G. Sword Bearer Grand Lodge 26.07.2014
Bro.M.Chandrasekharan MM Pitt Macdonald Lodge No 1198 30.06.2014
W.Bro.T.S.Gokilan PDJGD Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No 150 and PDG of Org Chapter School of Plato No 150 was called to the Grand Lodge 12.06.2014
Bro K Mohandas MM Kerala Lodge No 2188 24.02.2014
W.Bro.S.Unnikrishna Nair PDG Swd Br Lodge Minchin No.2710 10.11.2013
Bro.G.Govindarajulu MM Lodge Anchor of Hope No.1093 23.10.2013
W.Bro. Albert Edwrad MOULD PDJGW, PDG Sc N Past member Lodge of Universal Charity No273 29.09.2013
W.Bro.I.S.Sethna PDDyGDofC Golconda Lodge No.3249 15.08.2013
W.Bro./Comp.T.M.Gopal PDG Organist PM Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No.150 Member of Chapter School of Plato No.150 was called to the Grand Lodge 26.05.2013
W.Bro.Vivek Cholapurath   Lodge of Faith Hope & Charity No.1285 22.05.2013
W Bro K V Srinivasan PAGDC PM of The Lodge of Perfect Unanimity PG Std Br Past-Z of Ch School of Plato No 150 was called to the Grand Lodge 07.05.2013
W.Bro./E.Comp. V.V.Venkatasubramanian PDSGW 
Past Deputy Grand Superintendent
Lodge Universal Charity No.273 04.03.2013
W.Bro./E.Comp. T.S.Rajan PJGD/PAG Sojr Member Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311 03.03.2013
W.Bro. P.K.Shivdas PDJGW, PM The Anchor of Hope Lodge No.1093 04.01.2013
W.Bro. Gopala Mudaliar Swaminathan PADGM  PM Lodge Cauvery No 3848 09.12.2012
W.Bro. S.Ramesh Kumar PDG Organist, PM John Miller Lodge No.1906 16.11.2012
W. Bro. A N Macleod PDG Swd Br Ptit Macdonald Lodge No.1198
W.Bro.M.Shankar Narayan PDG Organist, PM, St. John's Lodge 02.09.2012
W.Bro. Dr. Ninan Kuruvilla PDG Dy Dof C Lodge Quilon No.5839 17.07.2012
Bro. S. Ponnudurai MM Lodge of Rock No.260 18.06.2012
W.Bro. A.S. Subbian PDG Org Lodge Ampthill No.3682 09.06.2012
W.Bro. K.Vellappan Pillai PDSGW Lodge Quilon No.5839 - Grand Lodge 02.05.2012
W.Bro. Dr. Shiraz Kareem Lodge UC No 273 EC & PM Lodge Madras SC 18.04.2012
W.Bro. P. Mukundan PSGD, Past Dy DGM Kerala Lodge No.2188 22.2.2012
W.Bro. C.T.O.A. Wright PDJGW Lodge Anchor of Hope No.1093 13.2.2012
W.Bro.K.Gopakumar PM Lodge Minchin No.2710 05.01.2012
W.Bro.Moosa Ahmed PDG Steward Lodge St. George No.2532  24.11.2011
W.Bro.Dr.P.T.Cherian IPM Lodge Quilon No.5839 22.11.2011
W.Bro.T.Jacob PDG Std Br Lodge Minchin No.2710 06.11.2011
W.Bro.V.R.Seshu PDG Swd Br Lodge Southern Brotherhood No.3311 25.09.2011
W.Bro.Kirit P.Asher PDG Reg Kerala Lodge No.2188 23.09.2011
W.Bro.K.V.Shetty PDDyGDofC Archibald Campbell Lodge No.4998 18.08.2011
W.Bro.Bhaskar Ullal PDG Swd Br Archibald Campbell Lodge No.4998 23.05.2011


V. J. Bharath (1942 - 2017)

W.Bro.V.J.Bharath, the current President of the District Board of General Purpose of the District Grand Lodge of Madras was called to the Grand Lodge above on the morning of 9th September,2017.KVS

He was initiated into Freemasonry in the Lodge of Perfect Unanimity No.150 on 5th March,1973 and in due Course joined the Royal Arch. He was the Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1980. His dedicated service to Masonry saw him rise to the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon. He has served the District with distinction. One of his major contributions to the Masonic Charities was his involvement in designing, planning, supervising and the execution of the Cornwallis Masonic Home in Bangalore.

He was also a member of Lodge Carnatic No.39 under the Grand Lodge of India which he rejoined in 2003 after amity was restored. Recently he was presented with 40 years long term service jewel and was elevated to the rank of Past Grand Warden which entitles him to have the prefix of R.W.Brother.

He firmly believed that the Conduct of a Mason with other Masons should be on the Square and on the Level. Being the Mentor of both Perfect Unanimity and Archibald Campbell Lodges he emphasized on these qualities by setting example of practicing these virtues.

This jovial and loving brother, compassionate Mason and a great human being will be greatly missed.

 


K V Srinivasan  (1937 - 2013)

KUMBAKONAM VENKITARAMAN SRINIVASAN (Past Asst. Grand Director of Ceremony) KVS, was called to the Grand Lodge above on theKVS morning of the 7th May 2013, after a brief illness and a surgery.

He rejoined the Craft in the early eighties after a short hiatus, and became a member of the Lodge of Perfect Unanimity and occupied its Eastern Chair in 1982.

KVS’s services to the District need to be recorded and remembered, as I as the former District Grand Master with whom he served the jurisdiction, have cause to know appreciate and acknowldedge. He was appointed District Grand Secretary in 2001 as soon as I was invested as the Ruler of the District, which office he held till 2005 whereafter he was asked to take office as District Grand Treasurer 2007 – 2010. From 2001 – 2 013 (Feb.) KVS was the Chairman of the Premises Committee of the Madras Freemasons Hall Trust in which capacity he carried out his duties manfully and impartially at a time of some stress between the constituents of that committee and received the appreciation of all concerned regardless of affiliation.

During this period, KVS was responsible for putting the District administration on an even keel and ensuring particularly, being an experienced professional accountant, that the accounts and finances of the jurisdiction were above reproach. If the Cornwallis Home today stands as a successful charitable investment of the District, much credit must be given to KVS’s intervention and influence, in obtaining the necessary external funding as a Bank loan, to complete this project.

KVS was admittedly a dominating figure, but he was quite prepared to work under a superior also with a strong will, in a common cause – that of Freemasonry and the District administration. KVS was known to have strong views, and to disagree even with his D.G.M. but he was never disagreeable – and once converted by superior reasoning he fell in with full commitment to the task/s involved.

Despite suffering some physical handicaps, he was second to none in his commitment to the tasks at hand, whether in his profession, or in his Masonic activities which disabilities would have more seriously incapacitated a lesser man. KVS was a restless soul in life, may his soul now find eternal peace, with the Gods he loved so well. To his wife and family, his Brethren across the District offer their most heart-felt and sincere condolences.

Rt W Bro K R N Menon
PDGM


W.Bro/E.Comp. Abbas Abdul Tayeb
 
Craft
Date of Birth: 25-08-1925
Initiated: Lodge Quilon No.5839 EC 12-07-1952
Raised: Lodge Quilon No.5839 EC 13-09-1952
Passed: Lodge Quilon No.5839 EC 11-10-1952
Wor.Master: Lodge Quilon No.5839 EC 1963

DGL Ranks
Past Dist Grand Chaplain 1985
Past Dist Junior Grand Warden 1993

Chapter
Exalted: Chapter Quilon No.5839 09-05-1953
First Principal: Chapter Quilon No.5839 1966 -1967

Dist Grand Chapter Rank
Past Dist Grand Scribe’N’ 1985
GRAND LODGE ABOVE ON 09-10-2002

W.Bro/E.Comp. Major George Gnandickam

While recounting George’s distinguished Masonic Career (details given below), we cannot but remember the man, a life-long admirer of the discipline of the armed forces, from his days in the University Officers Training Corps of the Madras University where he was a much-admired and feared one might even say, Under-Officer, who taught University Students to march, if not in step, at least in line. He was a Major as we recall in the Territorial Army, and took his duties very seriously, as he did with his Masonic responsibilities as a commanding District Grand Director of Ceremonies, with a stentorian voice. He was later President of the Board of General Purposes, and District Grand Secretary. He was a man given to strong emotions which sometimes got the better of him, but his essential sense of discipline and Christian values brought him back to line and rule.

He retired ‘down-under’ to be with not only his beloved wife, Mangalam of many moons (a College romance at Tambaram, we hear) and his sons and their families, but as a man and a Mason he would never go under, except when the GAOTU called him to His Grand Lodge. May his soul rest in peace from that bourne from which no traveler returns!

 

Craft
Date of Birth: 29-09-1919
Initiated Lodge of Universal Charity No.273 EC 21-08-1959
Raised Lodge of Universal Charity No.273 EC 16-10-1959
Passed Lodge of Universal Charity No.273 EC 20-11-1959
Joined Pitt Macdonald Lodge No.1198 EC 27-09-1977
Wor.Master: Lodge of Universal Charity No.273 EC 1966-1967
Wor.Master: Pitt Macdonald Lodge No.1198 EC 1982-1983

DGL Ranks
Dist Asst Grand Director of Ceremonies 1971
Dist Grand Director of Ceremonies 1972-1981
Past Dist Junior Grand Warden 1975
President, Dist Board of General Purposes 1987-1988
Dist Asst Grand Director of Ceremonies 1989-1993

Chapter
Exalted Chapter St.John No.273 EC 22-12-1961
Joined Chapter Universal Charity No.273 EC 22-01-1966
Joined Pitt Macdonald Chapter No 1198 EC 08-12-1976
First Principal Chapter Universal Charity No.273 EC 1971-1972
First Principal Pitt Macdonald Chapter No 1198 EC 1978-1979

Dist Grand Chapter Rank
Dist Grand Director of Ceremonies 1973-1981
Past Dist Grand Scribe’N’ 1975
President, Dist Committee of General Purposes 1987-1988
Dist Grand Scribe’E’ 1989-1993

Supreme Grand Chapter
Past Asst Grand Director of Ceremonies 1986

Supreme Grand Chapter
Grand Lodge Above On 06-10-2002

 

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