Mohan Ramakrishna – The affable human being, hard to forget in a lifetime!

The Madras Chapter of IIA and the National Council of IIA India convey with profound regret the sadness the sudden demise of Mr. Mohan Ramakrishna, Treasurer, National Council, IIA India and Past President of the Madras Chapter of IIA in the morning of 30th October 2017.

At the time of his demise Mohan, as he is fondly called, was a Partner with Walker Chandiok & Co, Chennai. His contributions and support for IIA span multiple decades. He joined the Madras Chapter as a Governor several years ago and has served at its highest level - as the president of the Chapter in 2010. During his term, the Chapter grew its activities and strength in several ways, including the introduction of new leaders who would carry the torch in later years.

Mohan was always soft-spoken, friendly and courteous in his exchanges with other Chapter members and Governors. His clear and firm views on Chapter events and administration helped us overcome possible pitfalls that could have emerged. His sharp wits and humor were a treat for all of us at our chapter board meetings.

On 26th Oct 2017, which day he sent his last message in our Whatsapp group, he provided us with a small presentation titled: “The India Story: Speeding up for take-off”. But he has speedily taken off from us without a whimper. Even in the weeks before his demise, while he was undergoing treatment for his recently diagnosed ailment, he was actively working for our IIA and at the same time organizing for smooth transition of his official and personal responsibilities.

In his journey beyond this world, he leaves us with the profound wisdom on how important relationships are to personal and professional life. As auditors, we often deal with sensitive and difficult topics, but through his life’s work, he has shown us that auditors can be effective at living up to the high standards of the professional role and yet maintain deep relationships based on the consistent approach of doing right.

The Madras Chapter and National Council, will deeply miss his enlightening presence and untiring support but knowing his ever cheerful personality, he would want us to continue our good work for the profession in the best of cheer.

May his soul rest in peace.

Krishna Chaitanya


Madras Chapter

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