Obituary for Manoj Nair


Mr. Manoj R. Nair passed away June 19, 2021. He was born to Ms. Sumathy R. Nair and the late Radhakrishnan Nair on May 31st, 1974, in India. In 1992, he immigrated to the United States where he has lived since. After completing his Bachelor’s in Chemistry as a top scholar at Temple University, he continued his studies by obtaining a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Leavey School of Business (Santa Clara University). His illustrious career spanned various Fortune 500 companies across the east and west coasts. 

During his time in Pennsylvania and California, he was beloved to all for his caring nature and willingness to help all those around him. Everywhere he went, his lively personality and compassion allowed him to form new connections and tight-knit friends. He was engaged with the community, as an active volunteer for the local temples, Chinmaya Mission, and other cultural/political organizations. As an avid golf player, badminton champion, and ardent Eagles fan, he always embraced true sportsmanship. We will always remember his fun spirit, whether it was singing and dancing, or just laughing with all his loved ones. 

Manoj Nair is survived by his mother, Sumathy Nair; sister, Maya Empranthiri; brother-in-law, Vinod Empranthiri; niece, Divya Empranthiri; and his cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family that will miss him dearly.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts. 

yo mam ajam anadim´ ca

vetti loka-mahesvaram

asammu?hah? sa martyes?u

sarva-papaih? pramucyate

 “He who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginningless, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds—he only, undeluded among men, is freed from all sins”

 – Bhagavad Gita 10.3

na jayate mriyate va kadacin

nayam´ bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah?

ajo nityah? sasvato ‘yam´ puran?o

na hanyate hanyamane sarire

“For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain”

– Bhagavad Gita 2.20

avyakto ‘yam acintyo ‘yam

avikaryo ‘yam ucyate

tasmad evam´ viditvainam´

nanusocitum arhasi

“It’s said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable and unchangeable. Knowing this you should not grieve for the body” 

– Bhagavad Gita 2.25