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Late Aiyah Sastri of Tirunelveli Updated November 9, 2000
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Late Aiyah Sastri of Tirunelveli was an upright, honest and virtuous gentleman with exemplary qualities. He had studied law but did not relish practicing as it involved some amount of moral improbities. He was later selected as a Bank Manager (in spite of having nil experience in the trade) purely for his sense of honesty. He proved his worth in his new profession and was responsible in founding and building up a new Bank, which today is one of the reputed institutions.
Late Sastri had grieved the tragic demise of two of his early children at young age.
He had developed some skin ailment while in service, which was aggravated due to wrong diagnosis and still wrong treatment, resulting in his having to retire prematuredly.
He had seven sons and one daughter at the time of his demise. His only daughter and all sons became well settled in life, but he was unable to share their happiness as he was an acute diabetic patient and in the later years became virtually blind. But he had a big heart and bold approach to life, which enabled him to withstand till his last breath.