Chimpiramma Potini


BLOOMINGTON — Chimpiramma Potini, 67, of Bloomington, passed away at 11:09 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Visitation will be from held from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 20 at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home with a religious service following at 11:30 a.m.  

Chimpiramma was born April 3, 1952 in Karamchedu, India, the son of Raghavaiah and Sitaravamma Potini.  He married his wife Srilatha on May 18, 1983. She survives.

Also surviving are his father, his son Vishnu Potini, MD, daughter Yogitha Potini, MD, and three grandchildren, Aanya, Naina, and Meera.

Chim immigrated to the United States in the 1970s where he worked on advanced degrees in Chemistry at New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University- Commerce. He initially worked as a formulations Chemist for companies like Colgate-Palmolive Co. and Bausch & Lomb Inc, inventing several commonly used consumer items. He eventually settled his family in Central Illinois and started his own manufacturing company, HNC Products Inc. As a business owner, his company has continued to grow and provide dozens of jobs locally in Central Illinois. Chim enjoyed traveling, walking, yardwork, and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

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