Students and staff to pay tribute to teacher

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TRIBUTES will be paid to a popular maths teacher who died suddenly at his home.

Navin Sukram, a married father of one, died of a heart attack at his home in Midanbury, Southampton.

For seven years Mr Sukram taught maths at Brookfield Community School in Sarisbury Green, which will be closing its doors on Friday so that staff and students can attend his funeral.

Hundreds are expected at the 40-year-old’s funeral at 10am on Friday at Wessex Vale Crematorium in West End.

Staff and students will be wearing orange in tribute to the orange-themed Ainslie-house leader.

The school will be fundraising for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Mr Sukram, as well as for a memorial bench and garden to be built on its grounds.

More than £550 has already been raised for the charity through the students’ efforts.

Mr Sukran was a member of New Community Church at Central Hall, Southampton.

He moved to the city and began working at Wildern School in Hedge End, teaching there until 2008.

A Just Giving page has been set up for anyone interested in donating to the school in memory of Mr Sukram and can be found at