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Mr. Natarajan Kunchithapadam and Mrs. Lakshmi (“Saroja”) Natarajan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2020, in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, where they currently reside.  Mr. and Mrs. Natarajan were married on June 5, 1970, in Chennai, India. Mrs. Lakshmi Natarajan is celebrating her 70th birthday on September 15, 2020.
Mr. Natarajan was the firstborn in his family with three younger brothers Shankar, Ramesh and Sundar, and one sister Revathy. Saroja comes from a family with four brothers Kannan, Radhakrishnan, Gopalakrishnan and Ramakrishnan, and three younger sisters Annapoorani, Radhika, and Meera.
The couple spent much of their married lives in the city of Pune, which is about 120 miles south of Mumbai in India. Mr. Natarajan worked in the manufacturing industry, retiring as a Works Manager.  Mrs. Natarajan was a school teacher and is a talented singer who specializes in the Carnatic style of Indian classical music.  In retirement, Mr. Natarajan engages in his passion for gardening, and Mrs. Natarajan takes every opportunity to sing with her granddaughters.
Mr Natarajan’s eldest son Premkumar (“Prem”) holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering; he is currently a VP in Amazon’s Alexa organization while on leave from the University of Southern California. He and his  wife Vidhya, who is a Principal Software Engineer at Dell, live in Rolling Hills Estates with their three beautiful daughters Premlatha, Madhurima and Ramya. Premlatha is a graduating senior in Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (PVPHS) and will study electrical engineering at USC starting this fall. Madhurima is a rising sophomore at PVPHS and Ramya is in the seventh grade at Miraleste Intermediate School.  All three are active participants in local community music and dance events. Premlatha, Madhurima and Ramya are students of Guru Sri Babu Parameswaran, Keerthana school of music and Guru Smt Viji Prakash, Shakti school of Bharathanatyam. Premlatha did her arangetram on Sep 7, 2019 in James Armstrong theater.
Mr. Natarajan’s second son, Shyamsunder (“Shyam”) has an MBA and is a VP at Genpact. Shyam’s wife, Premsudha, is a VP in Capital One bank. Shyam and Premsudha live in Plano, Texas with their two lovely and talented daughters Neha and Namrata. Neha is a rising high school freshman and Namrata will enter grade four this fall.

Happy Anniversary to the beautiful couple from the India Currents team!