Madathil Kerulakurup Kamalamma

Madathil Kerulakurup Kamalamma

January 11, 1941 ~ August 09, 2019

Born in: India,
Resided in: Lake Forest, CA

We are deeply saddened to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Mrs. Kamalamma Nair on August 9, 2019, in Laguna Hills, California. Wife of late Major V. T Nair, she is survived by her daughter Anitha, son Arun, and their families. A loving wife, an amazing mother, a caring mother-in-law and a dedicated teacher, she left an indelible impression with her kindness and selflessness.

A Presidential Teaching Award recipient, she was an inspiration to her students, and helped shape the lives and careers of many.

We will miss her dearly but she will continue to live in the hearts of those she loved and cherished.

 

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  1. Mohan Chandar August 13, 2019 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Nair Ma’am as we fondly called her at Kendriya Vidyalaya Meenambakkam, was a teacher par excellence. She taught biology with such passion that the school ended up creating several doctors, thanks to her tutelage. She loved each of her students, no matter how strong or weak they were in academics. She encouraged us all and gave us so much of love. Last met her during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of KV Sangathan at KV Meenambakkam, was humbled and moved when she recollected me by my full name. Rest in Peace Madam, and I wish you are reborn as a teacher and continue to spread your knowledge and love.

  2. MOHAN CHANDAR J August 13, 2019 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Nair Ma’am as we fondly called her at Kendriya Vidyalaya Meenambakkam, was a teacher par excellence. She taught biology with such passion that the school ended up creating several doctors, thanks to her tutelage. She loved each of her students, no matter how strong or weak they were in academics. She encouraged us all and gave us so much of love. Last met her during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of KV Sangathan at KV Meenambakkam, was humbled and moved when she recollected me by my full name. Rest in Peace Madam, and I wish you are reborn as a teacher and continue to spread your knowledge and love.

  3. Surojit Daw August 13, 2019 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Extremely shocked to hear this news. Nair madam was our biology teacher in k.v.Meenambakkam. She was very passionate about teaching and used to go out of the way to ensure each and every student does well. May her soul RIP.

  4. Unnikrishnan August 13, 2019 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Me too….Shocked to hear this news.
    Nair mam will always be remembered by all of us as our favourite Biology teacher.
    I still recall how anxious my class was to a get a “Good” or some times “V.Good” from Nair maam for the record book drawing(s).
    May her soul RIP.

  5. Ravishankar August 13, 2019 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Madam taught Biology with passion and explained the difficult concepts in a simple way for the young students to understand the subject..She motivated the students and tried bringing out the best potential in them

  6. Venkatesh August 13, 2019 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Nair Ma’am as she was respectfully and fondly called was a true embodiment of a mature, caring and a giving soul.

    Her one understanding and affectionate look at you with that motherly magnetic smile was sure enough dose to calm all the monkey’s fickleness and effervescent mischieviousness of a adolescent student. I cannot recollect even a single student whom she might have treated strictly; such was her positivity that even when she disagreed and implored us otherwise… deep beneath we felt she has a point and the thought to revolt never occurred and rather always we mended our ways. And like a lamb we used to follow her and her instructions.

    It was a time when corporal punishment was the norm of the day and I still remember the countless times Nair ma’am intervened to save the day. Her untiring faith and the ever positive words were (and till date are) the magical catalysts that made us the supremely confident self-believers.

    She was a biology teacher but was a part of a circle of few other great teachers who were instrumental and constantly encouraged us to think beyond the obvious, differently, openly and without a shade of influence or made up mind. Later in the trials of life that we faced this very trait of being able to be open, to fail unabashedly, then to analyse, understand, to adapt and evolve is what has made us what we are today.

    Like me many more will thank her for being a part of golden and memorable childhood. She will be remembered in so many reunions to come, in the stories that we will tell our children and to our grand children.

    She is a part of so many of us and so thus has outlived death. Like her life, her death is a celebration in a way for a heavenly journey. And pray, request god that he takes care of her and bless her soul.

  7. Rajiv Menon August 13, 2019 at 7:58 am - Reply

    A caring teacher

  8. N. Ramachandran August 13, 2019 at 8:05 am - Reply

    May your soul rest in peace madam
    N.Ramachandran, KVM 1981 batch
    S/o Mrs Saroja Natarajan

  9. Gomathy S August 13, 2019 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Nair Miss!! Class 6-10, She had art of inclusive teaching and had a specific focus on improving performance of u see performers and made groups to make students help each other. Never heard from any one for whatsoever reason that she yelled or scolded or harshly treated any student.

    May her soul rest at the lotus feet of almighty

  10. V.Sowmini August 13, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Nair Miss, one of our favourites. You didn’t have any partiality or anything of that sort for your son, who was one of our classmates. You were too liberal and loving each one of us as your child, and you shaking your legs while u sit keeps coming, RIP madam.

  11. S.MURUGESAN August 13, 2019 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    S.MURUGESAN
    Nair miss. We will miss u I was ur student and my father c.subbiah was your colleague. I use to meet in staff room while lunch break when I come to meet my father. Your kindness humble and grat expertise teaching.
    Hats off. We pray to God that your pure soul rest in peace. And give strength to My classmates Arun and her sister .
    Once again we miss u mam.

  12. Rosa auntie August 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I will miss you for ever knowing you over 40years , it is hard to believe you are gone.I didn’t get over Nairsahib yet. My heart felt condolences to Anita and Arun and family.love you all so much

  13. Amarjit Jatianee August 13, 2019 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Nair Madam I was lucky I spoke to her few years ago but did not know she was here. God bless her soul.We were some lucky students to have some Great teachers and she was one among them ,the bio lab and the bio teachers room is going to miss her ,the family Arun and Anitha are going to miss her but she was a great teacher . I was lucky that I went to same school from first to the 11th class. But I was a miserable one ,Physics(Mr.Rangashri and Mr.Mani sirs) biology’s group all know and chemistry group was Mrs.Kalavathy and they all were adjacent to each other and we Still miss that corridor.. My deep condolences to the family especially Arun ,Anitha family and friends. I was from 1992 batch for the 12 th class. The students of hers are going to miss her a lot as everybody loved her no one wanted to miss her class.Rest in Peace Madam

  14. purnima kumar August 13, 2019 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Nair Miss ( as we used to call her) was our dear family friend. She is the person who made me fall in love with biology, and set my field on the path of healthcare. She stood by our family through thick and thin. An amazing woman, whose world revolved around her students and her Anita and Arun! Atma Shanti ?

  15. Vijayalakshmi, irupathanchil, narakathra August 13, 2019 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    My prayers to the departed soul. May her soul rest in peace.
    I was lucky to meet her at my neice’s place (Jaya and Ramesh)in cupertino, US, I think in 2011.We could share a lot of memories of our schooldays in narakathra. She was a classmate of my sister late Sarada.A lady with a beautiful body and mind. My heartfelt codolences to the bereaved family.

  16. Lalu, cherthala August 13, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Ammayi will be always in our prayers

  17. Sathish Natarajan August 13, 2019 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Dear Arun and Anita,

    You both were fortunate to have such amazing parents . Aunty and Uncle treated me not just as a friend but like their own child. I am devastated to lose both of them in couple of months. Aunty was a wonderful mother and an ideal companion to your father. When I met Aunty couple of months back she vividly remembered all the days I spent with her and uncle.I pray God to give you strength during this tough time. May her soul Rest In Peace.

  18. Rajni Chaudhry August 13, 2019 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to Anitha and Deepti and family during this time. Kamlam Aunty was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed.” I always admired your mother’s caring and loving nature. Kamlam Aunty was woman of strong faith and she always trusted in God until end . She was a true friend and I will always remember the special times your mother and I spent together. It is still shocking to me that she is no more .
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time .May Jehovah God bring peace and comfort to all of the family. May you all find comfort in this promise that Aunty is resting in God’s limitless memory and God will soon resurrect her .

  19. L,aiqunisss,Rayee unissa,Kuttu(Sleem) August 13, 2019 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    laiqunissa786@gmail.com
    Late Mrs K Nair and Maj Nair were our family members.Their demise is a great loss to us.
    Mrs Nair was an affectionate person and she was attached to all of us.We did not miss them in any occasion at home, so also the Nairs,who thought of us for every occasion.
    It was on this Eid(12 August,)we missed them.Infact she assured me that she would meet us in November. What a pity!
    Our heart felt condolences to the family members.
    May God Almighty give them the courage to bear this great loss.

  20. Devasia Joseph, Cherthallay,Kerala August 13, 2019 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    My hearty condolences

  21. Akhila Muthukrishnan August 13, 2019 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Dear Anitha and Arun
    My heart is with you at this sad time.
    I remember the efficiency with which Aunty used to juggle her commitment to teaching and her dedication to the family. I am sure her students will be grateful all their lives
    My prayers for you and all the family to hold her beautiful memories and come through this stronger

  22. Shobha James August 14, 2019 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Dear Kamalam aunty, you were a beautiful person. Our families shared a lot of togetherness. It is very difficult to find a sincere friend like you.Love you aunty. Rest in Peace

  23. Shobha James August 14, 2019 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Dear Kamalam aunty, you were a beautiful person. Our families shared a lot of togetherness. It is very difficult to find a sincere friend like you.Love you aunty. My condolences to both Anitha and Arun and all the family members. Rest in peace.

    • Vishwanath August 14, 2019 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Kamalam madam, as we called her at KV Meenambakkam, was always known for her gentleness and even though she was strict at times I don’t remember her ever being harsh at anyone.She taught the biology classes in a very joyful and relaxed manner making all students very comfortable.

      Further, personally I remember her encouraging students to participate in events outside the school to bring greater laurels to KVM. She was very enthusiastic and a well spirited person, and I personally remember how thoroughly happy she was when she had sent me and my classmate to participate at an event and luckily we had won it.

      A really affectionate, caring and cheerful person, we will really miss you madam. May your soul rest in peace and may your family members and members of the KV fraternity get the courage to overcome this great loss.

  24. narasimhan cj August 14, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Nair Miss foundly called a great human being who taught us Biology. A commited teacher we all respected who took at most care on her students.
    Being Mom of Arun our friend, we used to visit her house. She had a great love on all of us. Some of our friends visited her at-home in Chennai, still remember how she took me all round the farm showing all the plants she had grown. We really miss a great human being. May her soul rest in peace.

  25. Srilekha August 14, 2019 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Aunty you left us so suddenly…we are not able to comprehend..I have known you as an annapoorni.
    .we have had delicious food from you..
    Such a warm person you were..
    Will miss you..but uncle may have missed you and taken you too soon..RIP.

  26. Jyothi Sunkara August 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Dear Anitha,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family; especially Deepti, Pratik and all the grandchildren.

    To lose both your parents within such a short amount of time is a heartbreaking loss. They have made an indelible positive mark on everyone they touched and now are at peace with one another.

    Don’t forget that they will always be watching over you.

    Love,
    Jyothi, Ramu, Nishi, and Ajay

  27. Jyothi Sunkara August 14, 2019 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Dearest Anitha,

    May God give you, Deepti, Pratik, Raghu, and your brother’s family strength to carry through this time of utmost loss.

    With our deepest condolences,
    Jyothi, Ramu, Nishi, and Ajay

  28. Vishwanath August 14, 2019 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Kamalam madam, as we called her at KV Meenambakkam, was always known for her gentleness and even though she was strict at times I don’t remember her ever being harsh at anyone.She taught the biology classes in a very joyful and relaxed manner making all students very comfortable.

    Further, personally I remember her encouraging students to participate in events outside the school to bring greater laurels to KVM. She was very enthusiastic and a well spirited person, and I personally remember how thoroughly happy she was when she had sent me and my classmate to participate at an event and luckily we had won it.

    A really affectionate, caring and cheerful person, we will really miss you madam. May your soul rest in peace and may your family members and members of the KV fraternity get the courage to overcome this great loss.

  29. Srinath August 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the family and may her soul rest in peace. She was a great teacher shaping young minds and was lucky to have her as my teacher

  30. Parul Agrawal August 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Our prayers are with Anitha and Nair family.

  31. Ramanathan August 14, 2019 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    My sincere gratitude and heartfelt condolences to ex classmates, friends and family of Kamalam Nair madam. Our biology teacher taught the way young students has to be taught, your teachings made our lives worthy. You showed the amoeba and it’s meaning that we co-exist in this world even with organisms that’s not visible to our naked eye and we respect that. The epithelial tissue, you taught us how to chew our food properly and taught us to live healthy. Nowadays I see people around show internet sites as to how to do things. But, we had you as our Wikipedia in those days. RIP madam and you would ever be remembered. By your sincere student from c.1992-96 (class 6 to 9)

  32. S.N.usha August 15, 2019 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Devastated with grief. I have lost a best sister,friend,philosopher,guide ,a wonderful human being I will miss a lot.our heartfelt condolences to dear Anitha and dear Arun and their families.may God give you the strength to bear this huge loss.savitha and Saritha join me in conveying their prayers and cherish lovingly and respectfully our beautiful association always.

  33. S.N.usha August 15, 2019 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Devastated with grief. I have lost a best sister,friend,philosopher ,guide ,a wonderful human being whom I will miss a lot. Our heartfelt condolences to dear Anitha ,dear Arun and their families.may God give you the strength to bear this huge loss. Savitha & Saritha join me in conveying their prayers and cherish lovingly and respectfully our beautiful association always.

  34. S.N.usha August 15, 2019 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Devastated with grief. I have lost a best sister ,friend,a wonderful human being whom I will miss a lot. Our heartfelt condolences to dear Anitha ,dear Arun and thier families.May God give you the strength to bear this huge loss. Savitha and Saritha join me in conveying thier prayers and cherish lovingly and respectfully our beautiful association always.

  35. Venkatesh Varadharajan August 15, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Kamalam Nair madam was an inspiration during my days at KVM and the time spent in her classes/events are one of the fondest memories of my school days. Her commitment to the field of biology and nature was the first time I felt humanity’s care for our planet and ability to help maintain our environment. She will always remain one of my (and I can speak for my class of 2001 Xth) favorite teachers.
    My deepest condolences to the family.

  36. Murari Cholappadi August 16, 2019 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Nair madam was a great inspiration and a person with a very positive outlook. Her ability to guide others with a smile is the memory that is firmly etched in my mind. Anita and Arun, our condolences to you on your loss and may god give you all the courage to sail through this moment of sadness. Take care.

  37. Mini and Manjunath Nair August 17, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    May your soul rest in peace. Your loving presence will be missed by all in the family.

  38. Abdul Bassir August 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    To Nair’s family:
    We would like to send via this site our deepest condolence to you regarding Mrs. Nair passed away. May she Rest In Peace.
    From Abdul and Saida Bassir

  39. C.A.Srinivasa Raghavan. August 18, 2019 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I was shell shocked to know about the sad demise of Mrs.Kamalamma Nair, close to the heels of her husband Maj VT Nair.Mrs. Nair was a brilliant,dedicated and a sincere teacher.Always ready to accept any responsibility.Loved and respected by one and all.I happened to be the Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya,Minambakkam,where Mrs.Nair was teaching.She used to take care of the school lawn and maintain it spick and span.The flower beds were planted with roses,crotons,jasmines and sunflowers.This beautiful lawn was a signature landmark of K.V.Minambakkam.I have no doubt this lawn will be shedding tears today.We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Anitha,Arun and all their family members.May the departed soul of Mrs.Kamalamma Nair rest in eternal peace.

  40. Saboor August 18, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Dear Anitha !
    my sorrows with you and your family.
    God bless ? both of them.

  41. T. R. Omana & Family members August 20, 2019 at 1:32 am - Reply

    A very amazing woman, mother and a friend close to our family. May her soul rest in peace. We’ll miss her presence. Hearty condolences.

  42. N S Anilkumar September 4, 2019 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Tomorrow being teachers day, i was browsing to look for one of my favourite teacher Nair Miss, to my shock, i got to see this page. Now have to settle with some good memories of Nair Miss. She was a very caring teacher with motherly affection..
    Om Shanti.

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