A file picture of TP Sundararajan with folded hands. Sundarrajan, whose legal battle led to the opening of the long-shut vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple where priceless treasures was found dead in the wee hours. A bachelor, Sundarrajan was 70. He had been suffering from fever for the last two days, relatives said. A former IPS officer, Sundarrajan had also served in the Intelligence Bureau and security staff of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He later quit IPS and settled down at the temple. It was Sundrrajan who initiated the legal battle for transparency in preservation and protection of the assets of the temple, managed by a trust under the erstwhile Travancore royal house.