Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan lived ordinary but worked wonderfully for the betterment of society, with a passion and a messianic spirit and commitment that was uniquely uncommon. In the public domain, she was known as an active, creative and innovative journalist and a versatile writer, which reflect only a small part of her glowing persona.
The Sudden quirk of destiny snatched Mangala away from our lives, but she lives amidst us as our part, as our dream, our inspiration and blessing. She personified a great idea, a dynamism, verve and elan not commonly seen in ordinary lives, and this gives us strength to perform and accomplish.
Rarely do we come across a sweet, charming, vibrant and brilliant idealist like her, full of mirthful energy and abundance of goodness. That void will remain unfilled.
The steps she had taken, the work she had begun is now our task. We try to fulfill those dreams, because she would have achieved them if God had given her that time.Read More
Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan Foundation is a unique endeavour to keep alive the memory of Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan, and to fulfill her dreams in a variety of areas where she was passionately involved at the time of her untimely death on October 7, 2017.
Mangalam was a celebrated journalist, writer, academic and lover of arts, literature and culture. Her last work was a highly acclaimed curation of an exhibition on MS Subbha Lakshmi, renowned Carnatic – Singer, on her birth centenary.
This exhibition was inaugurated by the Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on September 15, 2017 at IGNCA auditorium, New Delhi. Dr. Mangalam was in the process of taking this exhibition to Chennai, on the Vice President’s suggestion, when she was admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi with a minor stomach upset on the night of Oct 2, 2017.