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Increasing non co-operation of state leaders S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Fuel for thought The Jan Dhan bonanza Shipping woes of Chennai companies GM Technology at last! An inexplicable neglect Shale gas and its shallow future TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... EEC at the National Media Centre Vibrant Gujarat Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model When online building permits work…. Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Revving up the manufacturing sector Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Marketing expert Balagopal is no more SoA @ 80 Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan TGS- The king storyteller L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… IAS invades NDDB... Robber barons everywhere Mu Sigma – is no more A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Convulsions in The Hindu Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Quality education through the PPP mode Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Poor quality of university VCs Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Boy, can you beat these? An enemy’s enemy is a friend Noble nonagenarians... Tribute – M V Murugappan Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Valli, they are more marginalised All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya A yen for wastage… CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Tribute The nuclear option Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Another Indian music maestro at the UN Where a state respects its litterateurs… Making ‘my Amaravati’... Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW When the President was rendered homeless… Plummeting profits of PSBs Put expensive assets created to use... 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Editor's Notes When Ratan Tata visited SRM Five star activism stalls development activity Excel Generators provide the vital back-up A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… The why of tax incentives Gay abandon in pricing Kulandai was a giant Modi storms Silicon Valley Nuclear power at the nucleus Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities He saved millions from starvation... Tatas moving out of urea production... EVM is tamper-proof The brown list of Venkitaramanan Multi-faceted Venkat No Maha Koottani in TN... Medical costs hit the roof... Haul over the coal Funding the un-funded A welcome initiative by the judiciary Shanti and Sadhana through Music Things happen by accident and not by design... S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Music happens Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Welcome focus on core competence A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… London, London Narayan B H Kothari - a tribute Revive development banks... A professional at the helm of IRDA... Mersal magnified Where is Rajaji? Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Polls and promises Fortune for Indian Airlines TELANGANA at last…BUT A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Modi and the lady Solar, solar everywhere … He continues the focus on social amelioration Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Build close rapport with business leaders Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant The sea- saw battle continues... Discoms deserve better… West Bengal: mindless malignancy More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Welcome GST Demise of a media baron... Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Small units prefers to remain small... Editor's Says Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School A proud Madrasi How Air-India loses customs... Sweet news for TN sugar mills New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Intellectual of rare qualities Road development slows down Building loyalty through the stomach Make standards certification mandatory... Fortune 500 review Engineering seats go abegging Muffled voices for merit… Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Parliament in paralysis... Preserving for the future Kudos to NDTV... MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways For whom the MIDS bell tolls? More heat than light Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Maximising the micro pricing … Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet PC’s preference for professionals Cutting the nose to spite the face Delhi is distant Waning interest in public discussions… Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami When small is no larger beautiful.. 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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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