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CFCA remembers team member in India

August 5, 2009

P. Venkateswara Rao
P. Venkateswara Rao

HYDERABAD, India — P. Venkateswara Rao, a long-term employee of the CFCA project in Hyderabad, India, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, after a stroke. He was 40 years old.

“We lost a wonderful team member, a good soldier of CFCA,” said Suresh Singareddy, Hyderabad project coordinator.

Rao, known as Venkatesh, was a driver for the Hyderabad project and a valuable member of the Hyderabad team.

Ilene Adams, a project director for CFCA, said Venkatesh was a bright, loving person who embodied the essence of CFCA’s mission.

“He was incredibly supportive of anyone who came into the CFCA office, whoever it was,” she said. 

Adams said his commitment to ensuring the program’s smooth operations were apparent to all. He also organized training seminars and managed project supplies.

Dan Pearson is CFCA international operations and program development director. He said Venkatesh was full of life and protective of CFCA families.

“He’d been a critical part of the team that has been there for a long time,” he said. “He will be very much missed.”

Venkatesh was laid to rest Thursday, Aug. 5, in his native village. Eight CFCA project members attended his funeral.

He is survived by a wife and daughter, who is in the eighth standard (grade).

CFCA would like to honor Venkatesh for his commitment and love toward the organization’s sponsored members and their families. Please remember him and his family in prayer.

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