Singaporean daughter seeks long lost father who left for Sri Lanka 27 years ago so she and her mother can have closure

A Singaporean has appealed for anyone with information about her father to come forward, seeking closure for her and her mother after her father left for Sri Lanka 27 years ago.

The daughter, Facebook user Durga Keshav, shared online that her now-60-year-old father – Mr Kanagasundaram Somasundaram – taught arts in Sri Lanka and India before he moved to Singapore to work as a carpenter. He married Durga’s mother, Mdm Vimala, on 9/11/1987 at the Siva Subramaniyan Swami Thirukoil temple in Saidapet, India.

Mr Kanagasundaram, who was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, left Durga and Mdm Vimala after a workplace injury caused one of his fingertips to be cut off. Durga was less than two years old at the time. Mdm Vimala never remarried as she still considers Durga’s father as her husband.

Today, Mdm Vimala and Durga – a mother of two sons herself – are seeking Mr Kanagasundaram so they could have some closure. The mother and daughter believe that Mr Kanagasundaram has another family, with other children.

The last Mdm Vimala and Durga heard of Mr Kanagasundaram was from his sister Viji, who told them sometime between 1994-1995 that Mr Kanagasundaram has migrated to Canada or Australia with his new family. The mother and daughter are unsure about how true this information is, though.

Stressing that she and her mother are not seeking anything from her father other than closure, Durga shared some old photographs of her father and appealed for information online:

In case you cannot read the post above:

I am searching for my biological Father, Mr Kanagasundaram Somasundaram (Age 60).

He left us 27 years ago, My mum (Vimala) and me when I was 1+years old. After a workplace injury that cut off one of his fingertip, he left to SriLanka in 1991, since then he has not returned to Singapore. I’m looking for my father so that my mum and ‘I’ have some closure to some of the questions that has been pondering us. (My mum is still not married or attached to anyone as she still respect my father as her husband!)

More informations

Name~ Kanagasundaram Somasundaram

Birthday~ 6th May 1958 (60 years old )
Place of birth~ Point Pedro, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Race~ Ceylon Tamil
Family members~ Somasundaram Sinnathurai (father), V.Parameswary (mother). He has 2 younger siblings brother and sister.
Address~ Pandivirichchan near Madhu Church

My parents were married on 9.11.1987 @ Siva Subramaniyan Swami Thirukoil, Saidapet.

My father was a teacher who taught Arts in Sri Lanka & India before he came to Singapore to work as a carpenter.

I have a couple of documents to proof of his birth, village certificate, registry of marriage certificate, special pass entry document.

The last informations that we knew about him was in 1994-1995 by my Aunt Viji (father’s sister) that he has left to either Canada or Australia with his new family (not sure of the authenticity of the info)

Below are some photographs…

Please share to help me find him. Thank you!

** We believe he has a family with children- pls take note that I’m just finding my dad and not wanting any returns from him or his family.


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