Tribute to Shri. TNA Perumal | Lingering Memories
We woke up with a Sunset on the morning of February 8th, 2017 when Shri Perumal passed away leaving a yawning gap. Talented, Knowledgeable, Simple, Approachable and Helpful, Shri. Perumal was loved by everyone without an exception. Losing such a great mentor was a great loss for YPS members and photographers all over India.
Paying Tributes to Shri. Perumal
On the same day, the YPS published a News item “A Great Loss for Photographers” on the website carrying pictures, media reports and Tributes from photographers.
During the same week, the YPS Executive Committee met and decided to launch a Photo Contest in memory of Shri. TNA Perumal followed by an Exhibition of Perumal’s Pictures and award-winning images from the Contest by the end of April.
A Meeting or paying Tribute to Shri. TNA Perumal was held prior to the YPS Meet on February 18th at the State Youth Centre. The meet was attended by Shri. Perumal’s son Shri. TA Jayakumar and Shri. Perumal’s close associate Shri. Nicky Cruze. Many senior photographers also participated and recalled memories of Shri. Perumal.
Tribute to TNA Perumal Contest
Close on the heels of the tribute meeting, YPS launched the website for Tribute to TNA Perumal Contest on February 23rd. The contest was open for posting of images under “Birds”, “Butterflies”, “Monochrome” and “Wildlife” sections. We received ready consent from 12 of the leading photographers to be part of the jury to select the best images under each section.
|A K Raju, AFIAP||A G Gangadhar, FRPS, AFIAP||Manoj C Sindagi, ARPS||MN Jayakumar, FRPS, MFIAP|
|Vijay Cavale||V Nagaraj||KS Srinivas, AFIAP||Diinesh Kumble|
|Prasanna Venkatesh Gubbi, ARPS, EFIAP||TA Jayakumar, AFIAP||Anand Sharan||HV Praveen Kumar, ARPS, MFIAP|
The contest closed on April 20th for upload of images. In all 1343 pictures were uploaded by 141 participants.
An Open Judging was held on April 22nd and 34 images were selected for awards and certificates of merit. It was interesting to note that 14 o the 34 winners were from outside Bengaluru.
|1st||Yeshwanth Lakshminarayana, Bengaluru||Claw Power|
|2nd||Mr. Karthik Ramamurthy, Chennai||Bonelli’s Eagle on a Kill|
|3rd||Mr. Nitin Jain, Pune||Male Ego – Fight of Two Kestrels|
|CM||Mr. Yallappagouda Patil, Dharwad||Serenity of Small World|
|Mr. Padmanabha K G, Bengaluru||Prizy Catch|
|Mr. Soumik Biswas, Kolkata||The Morning Breakfast|
|Mr. Sathyanarayana C R, EFIAP, ARPS, FICS., HON.FPSG, Bengaluru||Indian Roller catching the feed|
|Mr. Samyak Kaninde, Nanded||The Greater Flamingo in Mist|
|1st||Mr. Satpal Singh, AIIPC, AICS, Lakshmipur Kheri||Landing|
|2nd||Mr. Nitin R, Bengaluru||The Red Mudpuddler|
|3rd||Mr. Amar Bhaskar, Bengaluru||Glowing (Common Grass Blue)|
|CM||Mr. Rakesh V C, Bengaluru||Silverline|
|Mr. Murali Krishna M, Bengaluru||Lemon Yellow Mating|
|Mr. Santhosh Krishnamoorthy, Bengaluru||Mating Pair – Common Four Ring|
|Mr. Uday Hegde, Bengaluru||Red Pierrot|
|Mr. Kuntala Roychoudhury, Guwahati||Standing Alone|
|Mr. Ramu M, Bengaluru||Butterfly|
|1st||Mr. Vijay Rawale, Mumbai||Sisterly Love|
|2nd||Mr. Digwas Bellemane, Bengaluru||Fisherman|
|3rd||Mr. Varadanayaka TP, Bengaluru||Bicycle Ride|
|CM||Mr. Prakash Kandakoor, Koppal||In Search of Water|
|Mr. Shankar Subramanian, Bengaluru||Life Struggles|
|Mr. Varadanayaka TP, Bengaluru||It’s Rainy|
|Mrs. Anitha M N, Bengaluru||Where is my love ?|
|Mr. Arjun Haarith, Bengaluru||Monk in the Valley|
|1st||Mr. Karthik Ramamurthy, Chennai||Dhole crossing the river|
|2nd||Mr. Shashidharswamy Hiremath, Kadaramandalagi||Scorpion|
|3rd||Mr. Praveen Siddannavar, Bengaluru||Leopard Chital Kill|
|CM||Mr. Dheeraj Nanda, Bengaluru||Tibetan Wild Ass|
|Mr. Hari Somashekar, Bengaluru||The Leap of Faith|
|Mr. Pramod Shanbag, ARPS, EFIAP, Bengaluru||Dialogue in the Air|
|Mr. Hisham Ashraf, Kozhikode||Leopard|
|Mr. Samyak Kaninde, Nanded||The Surefooted Blue Sheep|
|Mr. Samyak Kaninde, Nanded||Red Fox in Snowy Mountain|
Tribute to TNA Perumal Exhibition
The Tribute to TNA Perumal Photo Exhibition was held at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath from April 28th to April 30th. Actions in preparation for the Exhibition started a month ahead when we started identifying around 50 pictures of Shri. TNA Perumal for the Solo Exhibition. The prints were made in Archive Paper and mounted ready to hang on the wall. In parallel work was also in progress to get mementos, certificates and award winning prints ready.
There was no end to the benevolence from various quarters to make the Exhibition a success. YPS extends sincere thanks to all of them.
- The Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Ltd., where Shri. Perumal worked, sponsored the cost of the Exhibition.
- Shri. M N Jayakumar sponsored his book “Life in the Jungle: Memoirs of a Forester” for the 1st Award winners in each of the 4 categories
- Shri. Vijaykumar Pattadakkall, Prism Giclee Prints, sponsored processing and printing of selected 50 pictures of Shri. TNA Perumal in 12×18 Archive Paper on Epson Printers or the solo exhibition.
The Inaugural Function
Shri. K N Shantha Kumar, Chief Editor Prajavani, a photographer and a close friend of Shri. TNA Perumal, readily agreed to be the Chief Guest for the event. Shri. MN Jayakumar, Retired Chief PCCF, who has spent many days with Shri. TNA Perumal shooting wildlife, agreed to be the Guest of Honour.
The Inaugural Function was attended by nearly 250 people on a Friday evening just prior to a long weekend. This speaks volumes of the popularity of Shri. TNA Perumal.
The event started with an Invocation Song by Mrs. Manjula Satish after which Shri. Satish, President, YPS Bengaluru welcomed the audience and explained the various events that led to the exhibition and the contributions of Shri. TNA Perumal to YPS and the Photographic community in general. Shri. Satish also announced that the pictures of Shri. Perumal can be owned through a donation to the family. Many have already come forward with donations to Shri. Perumal’s family as a token of their love for Shri. Perumal.
This was followed by speech by Guest of Honour, Shri. MN Jayakumar. He recalled his close association with Shri. Perumal and spoke about the gentle and encouraging nature of Shri. TNA Perumal.
Distribution of Awards to the winners of the Tribute to TNA Perumal Photo Contest followed. The honours were done by Shri. Shantha Kumar and Shri. MN Jayakumar. It was heartening to see that winners from other cities like Chennai, Dharwad and Koppal traveled to Bengaluru to receive the awards. After recognizing the winners it was time to thank the judges and present them with a memento.
YPS then presented a memento to The Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Ltd. which was received by Mrs. Bhuvaneswari. YPS also thanked M/s. Prism Giclee Prints and presented a memento to Shri. Vijay Kumar Pattadakkall. Mr. Nataraj Perumal, son of Shr. TNA Perumal accepted a memento thanking Shri. Perumal’s Family for all the assistance provided for the exhibition even in the middle of their deep mourning. M/s. Honeycomb Creative Support Pvt. Ltd. presented a sketch of Shri. TNA Perumal to the family.
Mr. Nataraj Perumal and Mrs. Bhuvaneswari spoke about Shri. TNA Perumal and thanked YPS for organizing the event. Mr. KMB Prasad, former Deputy Conservator of Forests also spoke about Shri. Perumal.
Shri. Satish then proposed a vote of thanks and invited everyone to visit the exhibition.
Gallery of Shri. TNA Perumal’s Photos displayed at the Exhibition
Total of 48 pictures were on display at the Solo-Exhibition of Shri. TNA Perumal. They were also on sale against donation to the family of Shri. TNA Perumal. YPS has also put up the pictures on sale on the website. The pictures will be available for owning till May 15th, 2017. Please check “Own a Picture of TNA Perumal“.