SOUNDARAM RAMACHANDRAN, DR., (MRS.), T. S., M.B.B.S., DG.O., Cong., (Madras—Dindigul—1962): D. of Shri T. V. Sundaram Iyengar; B. Nagercoil, Madras State, August 1905; ed at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and Madras University; m. Shri G. Ramachandran, November 7, 1940; 2 D.; Medical Practitioner and social worker; Founder-Director, Gandhigram Institution; M.L.A., Madras, 1952—62; Hon. Executive Officer of Periygar Community Development Project, 1952—56; Associated with Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, 1946—52; Member, Central Family Planning Board; Chairman, Avvai Rural Medical Service, Gandhigram; Chairman, Pilot Health Project sponsored by Central and Madras Governments and Ford Foundation; Deputy Minister of Education since 1962.
Social activities: Vice-President, Khadi and Village Industries Board, Madras State; Interested in educational, economic and health work in rural areas; Associated with various Committees including Gandhigram Institute, Madurai (City) Sevashram, Avvai Ashram, Tirunelveli Distt.
Hobbies: Travel and music.
Special interest: Fine arts, welfare of women and children.
Travels abroad: Ceylon and China.
Permanent address: Gandhigram P.O., Madurai Distt., Madras State.
[Voting results at the Election:
Dr. (Mrs.) T. S. Soundaram Ramachandran . . 1,38,574
Shri M. S. Abdul Khader . . 84,921
Shri N. Krishnaswami . . 80,406
Shrimati Sakuntala . . 16,673].