Thousands of people from different walks of life including chief justice of India NV Ramana paid their final respects to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams officer on special duty Dollar Seshadri whose mortal remains were cremated at the Harischandra crematorium in Tirupati on Tuesday.
passed away due to cardiac arrest at Visakhapatnam on Monday morning. He had remained in the service of Lord Venkateswara for 43 years after he joined the TTD in 1978.
TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy who personally consoled the family members and relatives in Tirupati on Tuesday, told reporters that Dollar Seshadri Swamy's death was an irrevocable loss to the temple body.
TTD EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy recalled how Dollar Seshadri involves himself in the performance of various rituals at the hill temple right from dawn to dusk.
Several former bureaucrats who served as EOs and JEOs at TTD in the past also paid their final respects to Dollar Seshadri Swamy.
Chief justice of India justice NV Ramana termed Dollar Seshadri Swamy's death as a personal loss to him. "I have known him personally for 25 years and he dedicated his entire life to serve the almighty", added the CJI.
Tirumala temple chief priest A Venugopala Deekshitulu and others also paid their respects to the mortal remains of Dollar Seshadri Swamy.
Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, Chandragiri legislator Dr Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy also paid their final respects.