Kikeera Thammaiah, former mayor of Harrow passes away
Kikeera Thammaiah, aged 76, the first mayor of Asian origin of Harrow, passed away recently in the United Kingdom following a heart attack on his sofa while his wife Naila was making dinner in their kitchen.
Popularly known as ‘Keeki’ among his friends, Thammaiah, who was elected from the Labour Party as a Councillor in Harrow in 1992, served the borough up until last year, and was appointed mayor in 2000. He was a proud son of Kodagu.
Thammaiah, known for his genial nature, practiced in the Karnataka High Court in the early 1960s before moving to London.
He taught at Wembley in the 1970s before moving on to City of Westminster College in 1985.
Thammaiah is survived by wife Naila, son Poonu, granddaughter Sonali and grandsons Adit and Alok.