Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, popularly known as Mrs. YGP, Dean & Director of the PSBB group of schools, visionary educationist, and patron of art and culture, passed away in Chennai on 6 August 2019. She was 93. She was a multifaceted woman who, apart from playing a pioneering role in education, has left her mark in journalism, theatre, social causes, restoration of temples, talent promotion, and the propagation of music, dance and theatre. She received several awards for her contribution to the fields of education and culture. Sruti too honoured her with the M. Venkatakrishnan Memorial Award for her role as 'sabhanayaka' of Bharat Kalachar. Braving her illness, she was an inspiring presence in Chennai art circles. Sruti conveys its heartfelt condolences to her family members.
(We published a cover story on Mrs. YGP in Sruti 371, August 2015)