DOHA: Ganesh Srinivasan (pictured), a prominent Indian community member died here on Saturday evening following a heart attack.
Srinivasan, 58, had been working as general manager of Gulf Incon, a member of the Teyseer Group of companies.
He had been a resident of Qatar for over 30 years. Srinivasan served in senior positions at several Indian schools and community organisations. He was the first president of the Indian Business and Professional network (IBPN) and a founding member of the Ideal Indian School and former vice president of the DPS Modern Indian School. He was also a member of the Advisory Council of the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) as well as the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) and founder of Music Lovers Group. He was also a recipient of the M Kanjani ICBF award given in recognition of his contributions to the Indian community.
Originally hailing from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Srinivasan settled in Bangaluru. He leaves wife Sree Vidya, and two children, Rohit and Pooja.
The body will be flown to Bangaluru this evening, community sources said yesterday. A funeral prayer will be held at the HMC mortuary premises today at 5pm. A condolence meeting will take place at the ICC premises tomorrow at 7pm.
“Indian community has lost one of its pillars in socio-cultural activities. Srinivasan had been an active supporter of ICBF activities for over the past 15 years. He gave a helping hand to all community organisations,” said Nilanghshu Dey, former president of ICBF and chairman of its current advisory council. The Peninsula