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Visitation, Last Rites Information for Srinivas Aravamudan

Srinivas Aravamudan

The family of former Dean of Humanities Srinivas Aravamudan will hold a visitation from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Center Chapel. The last rites ceremony will take place at the same chapel from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Saturday. All are welcome.

Aravamudan died Wednesday at age 54.

The family also asks for his friends to refrain from sending flowers or food to the house. Those who wish to honor his memory are encouraged to make a contribution to the Srinivas Aravamudan Fund, which will be established at Duke.

The fund’s use will be determined in consultation with the family and will reflect Srinivas’s life’s work as a champion of the humanities.  If appropriate, the fund may become an endowment to provide support in perpetuity.

To make a contribution, please email Colleen Fitzpatrick, assistant vice president for Trinity College and The Graduate School, at

The family is planning a memorial to follow at a later date.