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A friendly business group Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW GM Technology at last! Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Polls and promises No Maha Koottani in TN... When online building permits work…. When Ratan Tata visited SRM Another Indian music maestro at the UN Shanti and Sadhana through Music Tatas moving out of urea production... …and of a popular trade leader Solar thermal shines… TELANGANA at last…BUT Mu Sigma – is no more Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… The why of tax incentives Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Preserving for the future Adharma of opposition politics When nations steal growth from one another… TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Readers' Mail Kudos to NDTV... Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Wanted: a second airport for Chennai The few handicaps... Making ‘my Amaravati’... A rich pool of talent not utilised…. A yen for wastage… Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS More heat than light A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Medical costs hit the roof... More Shakthi to Das’ elbow How Air-India loses customs... Moily’s bold thrust Shipping woes of Chennai companies F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Wise Presidents The power-full Hindujas The Gulf aviation boom Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Put expensive assets created to use... Streamlining mandatory third party cover Should we change the official year? Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Align crops to agro climate endowments… Tough task taking states together Kulandai was a giant to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Why this malaise in medical education? More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Nuclear power at the nucleus Come elections, come advertisements... Delhi is distant… Cement prices continue to rise… TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities ONGC at KG Basin Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Build close rapport with business leaders Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Pharma – overdose of copying Which side are you, Montek? Revving up the manufacturing sector Fortune for Indian Airlines A welcome initiative by the judiciary TGS- The king storyteller Roaring Ro-Ro facility Where a state respects its litterateurs… The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Tax agriculture Music happens CII projects higher growth… A think tank for Chennai Tribute Road development slows down Secularism and anti-Hinduism Computation of GDP – conundrums continue When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Welcome GST Where is Rajaji? Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... When the President was rendered homeless… Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Protest masters... Contrarian cousins Gay abandon in pricing Demise of a media baron... The Jan Dhan bonanza Robber barons everywhere A glass full of corruption For whom the MIDS bell tolls? 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Sweeter prospects for sugar An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Valli, they are more marginalised EVM is tamper-proof Intellectual of rare qualities Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna An enemy’s enemy is a friend The star of Spencers is no more Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Breaththrough in malaria control No engine for this car Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Banning booze... West Bengal: mindless malignancy Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Sri Lanka votes for change Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Editor's Says Tatas moving out of urea production... The balancing act Paytm karo... Cutting the nose to spite the face Five star activism stalls development activity Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Small units prefers to remain small... The nuclear option Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? SoA @ 80 The sea- saw battle continues... IPL type auction for VCs? Quality silica from Neyveli Engineering seats go abegging Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Noble nonagenarians... Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Revive development banks... Telangana in top gear… Sweet news for TN sugar mills Modi storms Silicon Valley Why land prices zoom in TN? Airlines in India: cost and space Lalu’s envy, India’s pride L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles TIAM turns a full cycle Silver Years of Madras Musings Multi-faceted Venkat The Swadeshi Trump Auto components surge… Poor quality of university VCs An inexplicable neglect Delhi returns to BJP Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy He saved millions from starvation... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Convulsions in The Hindu Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways A proud Madrasi Delhi is distant Muffled voices for merit… Vibrant Gujarat Quality education through the PPP mode Remembering Indira Sivasailam... S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist London, London Narayan Of course, Gujarat is vibrant The rise and rise of KCP IAS invades NDDB... A more liberated TN… PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Towards speedy justice Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Delhi Chalo... Rahman at CIC Boy, can you beat these? Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Strengthen the base... Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai China invests in India When small is no larger beautiful.. He continues the focus on social amelioration Return to king coal for urea... GNS - 100: our first subscriber This scant respect for Law Gas is the way forward Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Editor's Notes Parliament in paralysis... EEC at the National Media Centre Fuel for thought A professional at the helm of IRDA... For whom the bell tolls? Things happen by accident and not by design... Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Solar, solar everywhere … Waning interest in public discussions… Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Tribute – M V Murugappan
 
Intellectual of rare qualities

He was a rare type of an intellectual. He was close to the Paramacharya of the Kanchi Math, to Rajaji and to M S Subbulakshmi–T Sadasivam. Well-versed in the tenets of the Hindu religion, he was a sharp observer and commentator on the issues of the day. Qualified as a lawyer, he worked in the legal department of LIC. He was instrumental in constructing the  Shiva temple at Ponnur near Mayiladuthurai.

In the death of K Vedamurthy (KV) the nation lost an intellectual of vast and diverse personality. Rajaji spotted him as a brilliant young man. KV became a devout follower of Rajaji and for years he had written on his interactions and estimate of this towering personality.

Intensely religious, KV wrote on Hinduism with special reference to the sayings of Kanchi Paramacharya. I remember his filing a report from New York on the remarkable initiative of technocrat Yegnasubramanian who received over 100 Vedic Pandits from India for the consecration of the temple at Bridgetown, New Jersey.

KV mobilised resources needed for the construction of the Kanchi Maha Swami Mani Mandapam at Orikkai  and helped celebrate the Kumbabishekam. Modest and humane KV has been a rare intellectual with such varied interests. IE shares the KV family’s grief.

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