Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan
Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan lived ordinary but worked wonderfully for the betterment of society, with a passion and a messianic spirit and commitment that was uniquely uncommon. In the public domain, she was known as an active, creative and innovative journalist and a versatile writer, which reflects only a small part of her glowing persona. The Sudden quirk of destiny snatched Mangala away from our lives, but she lives amidst us as our part, as our dream, our inspiration and blessing. She personified a great idea, a dynamism, verve and elan not commonly seen in ordinary lives, and this gives us strength to perform and accomplish. Rarely we come across a sweet, charming, vibrant and brilliant idealist like you, full of mirthful energy and abundance of goodness. That void will remain unfilled.