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MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Breaththrough in malaria control Music happens Auto components surge… Tribute – M V Murugappan TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Streamlining mandatory third party cover Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research When small is no larger beautiful.. Tatas moving out of urea production... Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Funding the un-funded Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals No engine for this car Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Polls and promises More Shakthi to Das’ elbow New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… China invests in India Sweet news for TN sugar mills Noble nonagenarians... 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Fuel for thought Delhi is distant Building loyalty through the stomach Russi Mody – a tribute WTO Meet: resolved to meet again The sea- saw battle continues... CII projects higher growth… Paytm karo... IPL type auction for VCs? A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science TIAM turns a full cycle Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria West Bengal: mindless malignancy No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Multi-faceted Venkat CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Haul over the coal When online building permits work…. EVM is tamper-proof A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… An inexplicable neglect Delhi is distant… B H Kothari - a tribute Wise Presidents The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Fortune for Indian Airlines Plummeting profits of PSBs Vibrant Gujarat When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Telangana in top gear… Put expensive assets created to use... Why land prices zoom in TN? Cement prices continue to rise… Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Alexa – Talking Wikipedia TGS- The king storyteller A professional at the helm of IRDA... A friendly business group Delhi returns to BJP Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Silver Years of Madras Musings GM Technology at last! Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Where is Rajaji? Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad The few handicaps... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Revive development banks... 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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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