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The coffee industry mourns the passing away of R V Ravindran, co-founder of RV Commodities


MILAN – We are sad to learn that Ravi Ravindran, co-founder of RV Commodities, a premier Coffee Brokerage Services firm in Bangalore, India, has passed away. R V Ravindran – Ravi, as he was popularly called, was involved in the coffee for about three and half decades in various capacities – initially with the State Trading Corporation (an organization under the Government of India), and later as the General Manager of Adam & Co, a leading Commodity Brokerage house. He co-founded RV Commodities in 2012.

His wife Viji and his son Anil, who have been working with him for several years, will succeed him.

We extend our deep sorrow to his family, friends and colleagues. RV Commodities issued the following obituary.

It is with profound grief that we at RV Commodity Services report the passing away of our Managing Partner, R V Ravindran.

Ravi passed away in the early hours of Dec 22, 2020, following a heart attack. He was a veteran of the coffee industry, and his presence will be missed by our team and our clients.

The outpouring of love that we’re receiving from India and around the world remind us about the wonderful person and professional he was.

To those who’ve visited Ravi’s family, and to those who’ve sent in their condolences, Viji and Anil express deep gratitude. We will respond to these, and get back to the trade in the coming week.