Sethu Arumugam who was popularly known as A. Sethu an Advocate and Solicitor practising under the name and style of Syarikat A. Sethu of Segamat Johor passed away peacefully on the 24th of Feb 2015, aged 69.

Sethu a Segamat lad who received his secondary education in the High School Segamat graduated initially from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in 1978 and embarked on a career with the Ministry of Education of Malaysia as a teacher.

Whilst in the teaching profession Sethu pursued a Bachelor of Laws programme and graduated with the LLB (Hons) (Ext) from the University of London in 1985.  He then obtained the Certificate in Legal Practice. He was admitted and enrolled to the Malaysian Bar on 28.5.1988 at the age of 42. he practised in sole-proprietorship in his home town Segamat ever since and was essentially a litigator.

The late lawyer who was a member of the Rotary Club of Segamat leaves behind his beloved wife K. Sarojah Sethu a retired teacher and 3 children, Ir. Raj Sekar, Dr Vasanthi Sethu their spouses and several grandchildren to mourn his loss and the youngest son Shankar. The funeral took place in Segamat.

The Johore Bar’s condolences are accorded and conveyed to the bereaved family of A Sethu with a quote from the 1st Non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1913) and who renounced the English knighthood bestowed upon him by King George V in protest against British aggression in India in 1919, Rabindranath Tagor, who wrote:

“Say not in grief that he is no more but say in thankfulness that he was A death is not the extinguishing of a light but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come”.

~ Tagore

Now that his labours have ceased may the late Sethu Arumugam rest in ever lasting peace in his God’s bosom and embrace.

S. Balarajah

Johore Bar

11.3.2015

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