If there is one thing I have learned among many from your dad, it\'s his perseverance despite having many humans and many odds against him. He is a good teacher but boy he will make you an expert in what he teaches. I don\'t know how. If I get some appreciation from others today in my job, I know how he was instrumental in making me so.
-- K. Jesudoss, Scientist, Shasun Pharmaceuticals, Chennai

I interacted with Prof .RJ during my study at Bharathidasan University. Prof .RJ was a dedicated scientist and motivates students. Prof. RJ added great value to his research and brought more funds from Govt agency for his various research projects.
-- Selvaraju R, PID Lab, Shasun Pharmaceuticals, Cuddalore

I\'m terribly shocked. For a minute it stopped my heart. I was selected for a post (1988) in Bard by Sir and every day I remember his ideas, active work and teamwork which gives us ideas to improve my steps in life and job. He gives a lot of encouragement and strength.
-- R. Mohandoss, Network Engineer, University Informatics Center, Bharathidasan University, Trichy

I am extremely shocked to hear the news that our beloved collaborator is no more in the planet of earth. But his science, humbleness, the magnificent human attitude, love, affection and what not will remain forever. Our hearts will always remember his energetic attitude and the smiling face. His contributions will remain forever in this soil to prove his calibre and the sharp knowledge. It is not only a loss to your family but the entire scientific community. He may be a lost person in the earth but never in the hearts of his students, fellow workers and friends like me.
-- Dr. M. N. Ponnuswamy, Dept. of Crystallography and Biophysics, University Of Madras, Chennai

I was one of his M.Sc. students, 1992-1994 batch. Prof. RJ was a great teacher and motivator. I still remember the first day of his class. He brought the information about GRE/TOFEL and gave a lecture on this instead of organic chemistry. Most of the students including me were from rural area and never knew about these options! He always set the bar very high in the class so that students can aim high. He kindled my interest in research. He was one of the sources to pursue my career in research. I went to IIT Bombay to do my Ph.D. clearing all the national level exams. After completion of my Ph.D., I am here in the USA doing well. He is a great human being
-- Dr. DhanasekaranMuthu, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

May God give the strength to make you all live a life filled with good memories..
-- SunithaSree, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, National College, Trichy

Prof.RJ was more than just a Teacher, he was an amazing personality and all of his students are many times remembering his teachings in our daily carrier. He is such a person that he will help his students to think innovatively and intelligently to solve the problems. Prof.RJ helped me in many ways, by selecting me as one of his PhD student and guiding me in each and every aspects of Organic chemistry and also in personality development. I am very much thankful to him all over my life time. His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Prof. R.J’s memory will always remain deep within my heart.
-- B. Sivakumar, Associate Director, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Chennai

I never thought this would happen to Sir that quickly. Sir always strived to achieve something great. Sir never thought of taking a break and peaceful retirement life. Though it is an immense personal loss to your family, Sir’s contributions to the academic community are unparallel and that we can all be proud of.
-- MurugadossRamasamy, IT Service Delivery Manager, Pfizer, Pennsylvania, USA

..He was one of the most talented chemists and a good friend
-- Dr. Lawrence Barton, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA

He was an exceptional scientist and a great teacher - I have learned a lot from him. He is the foundation for much of my success as a professional and I have often quoted him to my fellow workers.
-- Sylesh Kumar Vekataraman, Denver, CO, USA