April    2021

Iconic hotel Mani’s Chandran passes away

Photo credit: K.A.Viswanathan

Mr. K.Narayanaswami (67 years) alias Chandran proprietor of the iconic Mani's Lunch home now in Chembur and initially from Matunga, passed away due to massive heart attack. He was admitted to Somaiya medical clinic a week ago because of some medical issue . His funeral will take place at Sion cemetery on Wednesday.

Mr. Narayanaswami who established Matunga Hotel , needed to move to Chembur after 14 years as the structure was under redevelopment . He was a calm and adorable individual. He was additionally mindful in proceeding with the custom of serving Onam Sadhya which was begun by his late dad and furthermore dissemination of Diwali desserts . For this he used to get unadulterated ghee from Coimbatore. 

The excellence of this hotel is serving boundless Sambar and chutney with out additional expense. Narayanaswami likewise would not expand the costs of the things despite the fact that he needed to pay heavy rent at Chembur, The Chembur hotel was begun only four year back. When asked, he used to serve boundless Sambar and Chutney he answered insightfully " My dad used to disclose to me that is paapam (sin) to sell food . So to diminish the quantum of wrongdoing we chose to give in any event sambar and chutney free boundless amount". 

Chandran was an ace of Palghat vegan food served in a plantain leaves..He used to state Sambar should overflow with the fragrance of dhania and hing. In his dying, Mumbai has lost a delicate soul who enjoyed taking care of lakhs of individuals searching for authentic Palghat food.

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Fiona Manonn

3 month(s) ago

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