CJI Ramana pays tributes to Dollar Seshadri

30-11-2021 Tue 21:36 IST | IANS | Local
CJI Ramana pays tributes to Dollar Seshadri

Tirupati, Nov 30: Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana on Tuesday paid tributes to Tirmuala temple's famous priest Pala Seshadri, popularly known as Dollar Seshadri, whose last rites were performed in the temple town.

After arriving at Renigunta Airport from Delhi, the Chief Justice drove straight to Dollar Seshadri's house and paid tributes to him by laying a wreath on his body.

The Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) died of cardiac arrest in Visakhapatnam on Monday.

The CJI said he can't imagine Tirumala without Dollar Seshadri and termed his death a great loss to him and his family. Talking to media persons, he recalled that he had a 25-year-long affiliation with him.

He said that whenever he or his family members used to come to Tirumala for darshan, Dollar Seshadri used to greet them with a smile and help them in performing the rituals. "It pains me that I will not be able to see him again," the CJI said.

Justice Ramana said Dollar Seshadri was the most beloved devotee of Lord Venkateswara and was lucky to breath his last in the service of Srivari.

Dollar Seshadri was in Visakhapatnam to attend 'Kartika Deepotsavam'.

Meanwhile, his last rites were performed at Satya Harishchandra Vaikuntadhamam. His brother Ramanujam performed the last rites.

Earlier, the funeral procession started from his residence. TTD chairman Y.V. Subba Reddy, MLAs Bhuma Karunakar Reddy, Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, state government advisor Ajay Kallam and others paid their last respects.

Seshadri had been serving the famous hill shrine since 1978. Though he attained superannuation on July 31, 2006, successive governments had extended his term as OSD.

Well versed with the history of the temple and all the rituals, Seshadri was the most prominent figure in TTD, which manages the affairs of the world's richest Hindu temple. His presence was considered a must whenever a VIP used to visit the temple.


More News
Andhra woman kills husband, carries severed head to police station
27 minutes ago
Hindi version of 'Pushpa' director's 'Rangasthalam' set for Feb release
1 hour ago
Andhra CM roots for 'One district, One airport' concept
1 hour ago
Andhra's active Covid cases surge to over 53K
1 hour ago
Ganguly wanted to issue show cause notice to Kohli after his press conference outburst: Report
3 hours ago
New film studio to be built in space by 2024
3 hours ago
Australian Open: Sania Mirza-Rajeev Ram advance to mixed doubles second round
4 hours ago
Dolo pill breaks sales record in pandemic as manufacturer makes a fortune
4 hours ago
PM to unveil 216-ft 'Statue of Equality' in Hyd on Feb 5
4 hours ago
Covid booster dose provides good antibody protection against Omicron: Lancet
4 hours ago
A murder mystery unearthing the dark world of Bollywood
4 hours ago
No place for discrimination in India, says PM Modi
6 hours ago
Rs 7,411 cr deposited in Telangana farmers' bank accounts
6 hours ago
Lakshmi Manchu urges Telangana govt to institutionalise digital education
6 hours ago
Sharma, Pant and Ashwin included in ICC Men's Test Team of the Year
6 hours ago
IND vs SA, 2nd ODI: With series on the line, India hope to put up better batting show
7 hours ago
Balakrishna's 'Akhanda' completes 50 days in theatres successfully
8 hours ago
Meera Jasmine opens Instagram account, posts still from comeback movie 'Makal'
8 hours ago
Pay revision: Andhra teachers take to streets
8 hours ago
Microsoft announces general availability of Surface Pro 8 in India
9 hours ago