In Memorium: K.P.DEEPAK (DEEPU)
October 17, 1971 - October
Born on 17-10-1971
at KG hospital in Chennai, Deepak Kidambi Parthasarathy,
affectionately known as Deepu, did his primary schooling at Baba School
Kodambakkam and completed his secondary and higher secondary education from
Ramakrishna School (North), T. Nagar. He did his B.Com at Loyola College
in Chennai before becoming a Chartered Accountant. He had his CA Articleship
under Mr. Subramanium and Mr. Madhavan of Ford Rhodes Parks & Company.
Deepu worked in Madras Cements, Chennai for nearly 2 years, during which
he toured many places in South India. He then joined Gulf Tech India Ltd
in Bangalore. From this company, he had a chance to go to Riyadh and Jeddah twice.
He then joined Alessa Hameed A Alessa & Sons Co, Saudi Arabia, which was a
client of Gulf Tech.
He got an excellent job in US with UBICS which he was
supposed to join after returning to India from Dubai. But fate took him and
Sriram to Dubai, where both of them died in a bus accident on 28th October 1999.
Deepu had a very versatile character and was liked by everybody, He never
lost his temper and always made the environment very lively. He was very helpful
Favorite colour- Maroon and all bright colours, T-shirts with white base and Green plants.|
Favorite outdoor games for playing- Cricket and Beach volley ball
Favourite indoor games for playing- Shuttle-cock,
carrom with Shoba (sister) as partner, chess, cards(bridge and others)
games for watching- Cricket , Tennis and Foot-ball
Viv Richads, Boris becker and Steffi Graf
Favourite Movies- Horror Movies ,Masala movies (anything which made people happy)
Favourite stars- Kamal Hasan, Sridevi, Yuvaraani, M.R.Radha, N.S.Krishnan, Kaundamani-Senthil comedy.
Favourite Clothes- T-shirts, Jeans, shorts. Happy when dressed up formally.
Favourite songs- Raja raja cholan naan (from the film 'Rettai vaal kuruvi') , Ooru sanam thoongidichi ( from 'Amman kovil
kezhakaale') , Megam kottattum ( from 'Enakkul oruvan') , all MGR songs using
drum beats, all hits of Ilayaraaja.
Favourite music Director- Ilayaraaja
singer- S.P.Balasubramaniam and Janaki.
Favourite places- Home in Kodambakkam and Grandparents' house in Tiruvanmiyur. Wanted to visit Egypt, US and snow & hilly areas.
Favourite things- Wanted to have a good lawn at home. (He used to tell his sister that their home should have a garden with a beautiful lawn.)
Favourite activity- Watching movies in theatre as well as at home (including late night movies),Cleaning the house, Going to beach with Sriram and other friends, exercising (though he rarely got into the mood for that), Getting up at 8.00 A.M. or later
Favourite ad- The Ad for Pepsodent (starring Ruby Bhatia) where a small kid says 'off-white' when the question was asked about colour.
Favourite animal- Loved all animals. His favorite pet was a cat called Gundu(Fatty), which was as lazy as him. Deepu and Shoba used to have a friendly fight with their grandmother since her pet was another cat called olli(Thin).
Favourite food Items- His mother's and Grandmother's cooking, Stuffed Brinjal, Tomato soup, Poondu rasam, and all channa varieties for chapathi and poori, Vegetable Bonda, vatha kozhambu, MOR kozhambu,
Appalam, potato and Chepankizhangu roast, Aavakkai. He also liked peranda thogayal and dhevasa saapaadu.
Favourite fruits- Seetha pazham and mango
Favourite Pastime- Chatting (Arattai) with everybody , especially his uncle (Nachu maama) and aunt (Chinni),
Liked teasing younger persons in a good-natured way, e.g, calling Aarthi as 'bugs bunny' and Vidya as 'Kushboo'
Deepu's Likes and Dislikes
Liked to discuss the daily happenings with his mother in the kitchen. (It was a lovely sight to watch him chatting with his mother in the kitchen
with a lot of enthusiasm in his face)
Liked to irritate his mother and sister by saying that he was going to take off his moustache.
Enjoyed when somebody helped him in applying oil to his head. He used to apply oil to his legs and
moustache himself daily.
Liked to take bath in very hot water.
Liked to read all types of novels
Was very curious about the universe and planets and was
happy (even proud) about knowing a lot about them.
Was slightly vain about his looks and was happy if somebody appreciated it (which happened frequently)
Liked to discuss Bhagwad Geetha and about historic facts and general topics with his father.
Hated to study for examinations, but concentrated a lot when he
Compiled with the help of Shoba, Deepu's sister.