KOCHI: Kerala CBSE School Management Association president and founder-secretary of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kochi Kendra R
Vasudevan Pillai, 85, passed away on Monday. He is the son of Thattarambalam Onattil the late M R Ramakrishna Pillai of Mavelikkara. Founder of five schools of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pillai has also served as the founder director of Cochin Co-operative Hospital (Indira Gandhi Hospital). He was a member of Kerala Fine Arts Society, Chavara cultural Centre and Ernakulam Karayogam.
He is the founder and executive trustee of M K K Nair Foundation, founder secretary of Sahitya Parishad Co-operative Society, founder of Thilakam Press and Publishing Company and Publisher of two magazines - Thilakam and Poompatta and president of Rasikapriya Music Academy. Pilla’s body will be kept at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium on T D Road from 9 am to 11 am on Tuesday for public homage. The funeral will be held at Ravipuram crematorium.
His wife Anakotil Omana Thankam and sister Sreedevi had predeceased him. Krishnakumar is his son. Advocate R Raghavan Pillai is his brother.