Department for the Study of Religion mourns the loss of Devanathan Jagannathan

November 23, 2012 by Religion Admin

It is with great sadness that we convey the tragic news of the loss of one of our doctoral students, Devanathan Jagannathan. Devanathan passed away this past weekend of natural causes related to a previous medical condition. He died quickly and peacefully.

Devanthan joined the DSR in September 2009 from Chennai India where he studied Indian philosophy specializing in Advaita Vedanta. At UofT he worked with Srilata Raman, Ajay Rao, Reid Locklin and Malavika Kasturi on the theological hermeneutics of early medieval Advaitic commentaries upon Vaisnava Upanisads. Devanathan was thrilled when he successfully passed his general
exams this past summer and was able to celebrate with his family in India. Devanathan was a very beloved only child. He had just turned 30 years old on November 10th.

We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was a quiet gentle man with a sweet smile and a kind supportive word for everyone. He will be dearly missed.