The Indian community in Victoria is saddened to hear the news of passing away of Dr Raman Perumpillil Marar who spent around 5 decades of his life in Victoria, and is a very well known Indian community leader, with his contribution to the community through Malayalee Association and the FIAV as it’s longest serving President.
Dr Marar was honoured with Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Victoria in 2002, but rather well known to be pious, easy to reach and down to earth leader of the Indian Community in Victoria.
Dr Marar hails from Cheranalloor near Ernakulam in South Indian state of Kerala and migrated to Australia in the early seventies, taking up a Masters degree in Monash University, followed by a Phd from LaTrobe University and later retired from Swinburne University as a Professor.
Dr Marar has contributed immensly during the initial days of Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, and his contribution during the early days of the FIAV.
Dr Raman Marar passed away peacefully on 31 Jan 2015 at Monash Hospital in Clayton, is survived by his wife Mrs Sati Marar and two children, Sunitha and Sudhir.
On behalf of the Confederation of Indian Australian Associations, along with the Indian Community in Australia, we would like to remember a good soul who has worked hard to serve the people and may his soul rest in peace.