Obituary: Russell Naidoo

2014-07-18 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG businessman Aldrin Russell Naidoo (45), the managing director of Regency Office Furniture, died on Tuesday — his birthday — after a heart attack at his Muswell Hill home.

His friend, Dr Krish Vather, had called Naidoo to wish him well for his birthday and was shocked to learn that he had collapsed.

“I rushed over to his house. There was another doctor when I got there and sadly there was nothing further we could do. I will miss him dearly,” Vather said.

Naidoo took over Regency Office Furniture which was established in 1973 by his parents, Shiela and the late Reggie Naidoo.

Besides being active in business circles, he was a keen sportsman and was generous in supporting community causes.

He was on the executive committee of the Eddels Sport and Social Club. Vather said that Naidoo was always willing to help many worthy community causes and he contributed to the development of the Eddels Club through both personal and financial commitment.

Naidoo leaves his wife, three children, his mother and two sisters. His funeral was held yesterday.

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