Saturday, November 6, 2010

Missing Beats of Eugene Xavier

It was a misfortune to hear about the demise of Beats music troupe keyboard player Eugene Xavier on Deepavali day. The name Eugene evoked an awe in me. He was a Ph.D in engineering and authored quite a few books. He held very high positions at Infosys and Hexaware.

He was my senior at Anna University, but i never met him during college days. I first saw him in 2009 when CEG music troupe members met for an informal rendezvous at D'Mellos. Eugene organized the music bash and bore all the expenses. He was an enthusiastic and cheerful soul.

All the Beats music troupe members are in shock as Eugene is just 44+. Eugene is survived by his wife and daughter. We pray for his soul to rest in peace. We will surely miss you Eugene at all our future rendezvous.

Eugene on Keyboard

14 comments:

sudharshan said...

may his soul rest in peace....hexaware looses a gr8 leader.....

JOSEPH said...

Very soft spoken,very pious, very generous,nice guy are the words I would give Eugene.
We would miss you a lot eugene.Beats is never going to be the same without you.

Anonymous said...

Me and Raji visited him to pay homage and a bye bye. We found him as if sleeping. Eugine, my junior in College of Engineering Salem and Senior in Anna University. Great artist.Great scholar and a great man. RIP

Dr. Nagarjan

Gowthaman said...

Eugene is really a great human. Hexaware really lost a great leader. He had a great passion in teaching. Though he is an AVP in Hexaware, he managed to lecture us(freshers) on Software Engineering for two days. Its really sad that our batch happened to be his set of students. He used to share his experiences in academic field, music, books, etc. May his soul rest in peace..

Anitha said...

Nags, Joseph, and Gowthamam - Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Eugene.

Sanath said...

It was shocking to hear of his demise. I used to work with him while I was at Hexaware and have never seen a more optimistic person, even during troubled times. He was a very approchable, grounded and well respected leader. A big loss to the industry. Rest in Peace!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi
Its so unfortunate to miss a personality like Xavier Sir, but does any one know what happened to him, why did he die so suddenly was he sick or anything

Anonymous said...

May his soul RIP!!!

Anitha said...

Thank u Sanath and others. Early 2010, Eugene was fitted with a pacemaker.

logs said...

I am currently an intern from CEG and was guided by Mr. Eugene. Can't forget my Wednesday b4 deepavali !! i just greeted him and he gave an appointment on monday to review my thesis and I atlast wished him deepavali. I just can't bare the shocking call on Deepavali. I can't stand nd see him in the funeral. I broke out into tears :( :( :(. May his soul Rest in Peace .. God why you take these good people with you :( :( :(

Anonymous said...

Dinesh Anantwar: Eugene was my peer while in Infosys and a very dear friend. This is big shock for me. Can some one please send me his home phone no. and his address so that I can visit his family when I go to Chennai next time. My mail id is dinesh.anantwar@patni.com

Dr.R.Shriram said...

I knew Dr.Eugene very briefly having met him just twice first at KCG College where he was the keynote speaker and later when i invited him to Crescent for a panel discussion. But, i knew of him through my colleagues in KCG college and Anna Univ. He was great inspiring orator who had the knack of knowing the audience.This is a great great loss to everyone who has met him and the Academia in particular. Pls send his home address to shrionsong@yahoo.com

vijay said...

OH My God!, Sorry to hear it. when I googled his name for reference in Linkden i was shocked to see his death. HE was a very personal good friend of mine who happen to give my friend and myself a path during my days in chennai. Eugen is from my home town and lived few blocks from my home. He came to my US Send off party. Damn the world lost his so much.
sorry to hear.
may his soul rest in peace.
V.R.Vijay Anand (Chicago, USA)

Daniel Jothikumar said...

My name is E. Daniel Jothikumar, I was Eugene's classmate in Little Flower Higher Secondary school Salem. His father Mr. Papu Antony was my maths teacher. I haven't met Eugene after school days as i moved out to Madurai, then to Chennai. But only once in the year 2009 i happened to get his contact number and spoke to him. He was thrilled to know that i am in Chennai and promised to meet me soon, but it never happened. Today (04-11-2013) i saw his photo in the Obituary column and was shocked.....it brought back many memories form the past.....i pray for his family, specially for his wife and daughter....may god himself fill the void and strengthen them. May he fill them with peace and confidence, providing everything they require in their life. E.Daniel Jothikumar, Chennai Mbl: 9940670284 (I am working for M/s.Karaikal Port)