Ramani Vishwanathan – RIP our beloved friend!
A gentle soul from our industry passes away in his sleep. We at PRESSIdeas were in touch with him during his Kodak days. An irreparable loss for the industry and for people near and dear to him. We pray to the almighty, to give strength to the family to carry on. A few friends from our industry shared their grief –
Bhalchandra Nikumb, Print Solutions Sales Director – Kodak India
Yesterday afternoon got the shocking news of Ramani’s sad demise & it disturbed me immensely. The gentle soul worked with Kodak for more than 4 years in the realm of Digital Printing and was very passionate about his job. A man very well versed with photo book industry & related business with compassion for his colleagues. Aggressive in his sales approach but equally kindhearted with people in general and extremely popular with his office buddies and well accepted as a natural leader by the entire team. Me on behalf of entire Kodak team will always miss him. May his soul rest in peace. Kodak family shall keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Abraham Prabhakar, Managing Director (Asia) – iMSGLOBAL
Alas my friend Ramani! He never knew the word NO, always said will do, can be done, not difficult, can get, can sell, will close the deal. What a practical optimist he was! Whether he won or lost, he used to try and always gave his best! Our prayers and sweet remembrance for the departed soul. Shall meet in the next world.
Arun Gandhi, Director – CGSASP
I became friends with Ramani while working together on the project of Repro India together with Kodak in through Ajay Bhatia. Since then, we worked on many projects together and built a lifelong relationship. The gentle soul always developed close bonds with everyone he worked with in his entire career and had his own special way with his positive & happy personality and left an indelible impression on every life he touched. I was in touch with till he was with a print magazine based in Noida and thereafter suddenly lost contact because of his illness. When he recovered, he worked with us at CGSASP as a consultant. He had a tough time in life with his health but was a true professional till his last day. He was one of the the few persons in the country who understood the Hunkeler Digital Business and that is where we used as his inherent strength. Very unfortunate to have lost him at such a young age. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.
Ranesh Bajaj, MD – VINSAK India & UAE
Ramani was a very gentle soul. Soft spoken and an excellent sales man,
he was also an excellent human being. The industry surely will miss him.
Vineet Vohra, Director Sales – Flexo Image Graphics
जली को आग कहते हैं, बुझी को राख कहते हैं, जिस राख से बारूद बने, उसे विश्वनाथ करते हैं! Having said that with absolute reverence, you will remain alive in my prayers and wishes, so rest peacefully my brother. You have touched countless lives in your lifetime, and you live through your good deeds even after your departure from your earthly sojourn. My dear brother, I will miss you always. You were the greatest friend, companion and joy that I could have had. If only you could have been kind enough to give us just a more of your time!
Nitin Wani – Technical Consultant @ Smart Solutions
As a colleague and friend, Ramani was a very jovial, kind and very royal person. He was a perfect host for any party, and everybody enjoyed spending time with him. He used to be a very perfect partner even to his customers and had very friendly relations with them as well. May his soul rest in eternal peace!
Meenakshi Sapru, GM – Huhtamaki Food Services
Although you left suddenly, you lived a meaningful life and contributed your quota, inorder to make the world a better place. Your generosity and selflessness are what made you stand out for, from the rest of your peers. Even when you did not have it with you, you were willing to go the extra mile to make sure we were happy. Saying goodbye isn’t for us. Instead, I will say that I look forward to seeing my friend, yet again!
Ajay Bhatia, Ex-VP Sales, Digital Print & Inkjet Printing Solutions – Eastman Kodak
Shall carry fond remembrances of the big man with a large heart. Last week he called, after a gap of almost a decade, and lo and behold he left us. And that is all about life and living! RIP my friend Ramani.
Tanuj Alagh – The Printers House
Mr. Ramani was a dynamic personality. Not only was he a great mentor but a true friend to all his colleagues. The Printers House Family is shocked to hear the sudden demise of Ramani. May his holy soul rest in peace and pray to the almighty to give enough strength to his family to bear the irreplaceable loss. We pay our deepest condolences to his family.
Santosh Nair – GD & CEO – Skytek Group
Indeed very sad to hear the news. What a gem of a person he was! In my initial years with HP, I had the opportunity to spend some good times with Ramani. Shall remember you and rest-in-eternal-peace RV.
Jacob George, MD – PRESSIdeas
Knew the gentleman during his days at Kodak and then during his brief sojourn at IPP and later in CGSASP. A soft spoken and knowledgeable being, Ramani had his approach leave an indelible mark on any conversation we had in person with him. May almighty give courage to the bereaved family and provide eternal peace to the departed soul. Life goes on as it always does, but we all shall miss you RV!