Deshamanya Baku Mahadeva passes awayView(s):
Deshamanya Baku Mahadeva, one of the oldest surviving members of the former Ceylon Civil Service passed away on Friday evening, at the age of 91. He is the grandson of the late Sir Ponnambalan Arunachalam and son of the late Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva.
Mr. Baku Mahadeva was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs. He also held the post of Secretary to the Treasury.
He also served as Chairman of the National Development Bank and DFCC, and was a Director of the Peoples’ Bank.
Mr. Mahadeva served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sri Ponnambalavaneeswara temple Kochchikade and Sri Arunachaleswara temple Mutwal.
His remains lie at, 1, Arunachalam Avenue, Horton Place, Colombo 7. Cortege leaves residence on Monday (December 2) for cremation at the General Cemetery Borella (Hindu section) at 4.30 pm.