The Johore Bar is sad to record the passing away of yet another one of its members, Ravindran a/l G S Paramasivan better known as GSP Ravi who passed away peacefully in Johor Bahru on 7.12.2014 aged 57. The remains of the late member of the Johore Bar were cremated on 8.12.2014 at the Nirwana Memorial Park, Kulai in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies.
GSP Ravi was a Malaysian Teacher Training College trained teacher before he embarked to read law in England. He taught English in various Schools in Mersing. To Ravi law was his passion in life, the other was his love of the Liverpool FC. In fact the night he passed away he had watched enthusiastically the live broadcast of the game between Liverpool vs Sunderland United which ended in a dismal draw. He retired to bed after exchanging the usual commentaries on the game and passed away peacefully.
Ravi was a Barrister-at-law of the Hon-Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 23.4.2006. He started practice as a Legal Assistant to Robin Ravindran Mahendran of the firm of M/s R R Mahendran & Co. After R R Mahendran’s demise Ravi took over the practice and carried on as a sole-proprietor under the name and style G.S.P Ravindran& Co. His practice was mainly in the Criminal Courts but he also had a fair share of civil litigation. Ravi was in his own way an ardent member of the Bar and strived to do the best for his clients.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Susannie and siblings to mourn his passing.
We offer our condolences to the family of the late football loving lawyer. The great Khayyam crafted this Rubaiyat:
“The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes,
But Here or There, as strikes the Player, goes;
And He that tossed you down into the Field,
He knows about it all – He knows – He knows!”
May the late G S P Ravindran rest in peace in his God’s glorious fields.
(Tribute for the late G S P Ravindran at Reference Proceeding held at High Court Johor Bahru on 4 Feb 2015)
“We are gathered here this morning to pay a short tribute to the memory of our late colleague, Ravindran a/l G S Paramasivan who passed away on 7.12.2014 aged 57.
The late Ravindran was better known in the legal fraternity as GSP Ravi, was trained teacher before he read law in England. To GSP Ravi, law was his ambition.
GSP Ravi was a Barrister-at-law of the Hon-Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 23.4.2006. He started practice as a Legal Assistant to the late Mr Robin Ravindran Mahendran of the firm of M/s R R Mahendran & Co. After R RMahendran’s demise, GSP Ravi took over the practice and carried on as a sole-proprietor under the name and style G S P Ravindran & Co. His practice was mainly in the Criminal Courts but he also had a fair share of civil litigation. GSP Ravi was in his own way an ardent member of the Johor Bar and served in the Human Rights Sub-Committee for many years.
GSP Ravi was close friend of mine. I have known GSP Ravi since 2006 and there was not a day that went by without us speaking about football which was a common passion in our life. GSP Ravi had immensed knowledge in football and was a die hard supporter of Liverpool FC. We got along well despite I being a die hard fan of Manchester United FC. Perhaps, it was a case of opposite attracts.
I recollect with great sadness the night he passed away. I was in Jakarta and GSP Ravi and I were busy exchanging texts about Liverpool vs Sunderland match. The last text I received from GSP Ravi was at 1.19 am on 7.12.2014 regarding an on going Italian football game. Little did I know that it would be the last time I communicated with a person I fondly referred to as a mate.
GSP Ravi was a good lawyer who fought hard and did his best for his clients. He was an uncompromising lawyer in some ways who conducted his cases without fear or favour.
GSP Ravi leaves behind his beloved spouse Susan, siblings, nephews and nieces to mourn his passing.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of the late GSP Ravi. To his family I say, that my mate was a good lawyer and a greater human being.
I will end my speech with an extract from Liverpool’s signature tune You’ll Never Walk Alone as it typies how GSP lived his life. It goes like this:-
When you walk through a storm, hold your head high and don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky. And the sweet, silver song of a lark.”
M/s Mathews George & Co