Jan 26, 2013
Regretful demise of our Director on Board, Mr. S K Sukumara
It is with deep regret that we inform you of the sudden demise of Mr. S. R. Sukumara, your Director on Board of Sify Technologies.
The end came peacefully this morning at 2.40 AM at his residence in Hyderabad.
He had been ailing for sometime but never let it interfere in his duties as Director on the Board.
A highly decorated Police Officer, Mr. S R Sukumara retired very recently from the force. In a career spanning 36 years, he rose through the ranks to head the Andhra Pradesh Police force as their Inspector General of Police.
His career has seen it all; from political unrest to militancy, from heading vigilance probes to tackling law and order disputes. His long years of service has give him excellent on-the-ground experience in human resource management, training & HRD of the entire Police Department, besides recruiting thousands of lower ranked Constabulary and hundreds of officers.
As Head of the nearly 1 lakh strong Police Department, he also played a highly critical advisory role to the Government on policy matters. His strong cross-functional strength stems from both strategic and operational roles he has performed. The Andhra Pradesh government also frequently assigned him to interact with the Union Government on many important matters of Finance, Intelligence, Logistics, Manpower etc with Home Ministry, Defence Ministry, Planning Commission and other Departments.
He joined Sify as Director in 2006 and also served as a member on the Audit committee.
May the almighty give his family the strength to deal with the loss.