R C Devakumar, 51, Head Marketing, AutoParts Asia (APA) passed away due to massive cardiac arrest on Monday ( October 2, 2017 ) morning. He hails from Muthaloor in Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu, India. Deva, as he was popularly called, was instrumental in making AutoParts Asia a big success in a very short span of time.  He is well known for his acumen in marketing and taking up challenges at ease. A dedicated staff, he is a thorough professional knowing well the nuances of the publishing industry.  He is survived by his wife Malathy, a school teacher and sons Siddharth and Vasanth. It’s an irreparable loss for ABM. Asian Business Media (ABM)  colleagues pray for his soul to rest in peace.