RAMANATHAN CHETTIAR, SHRI R., Cong. (Madras, Karur—1962): S. of Diwan Bahadur Ramaswamy Chettiar; B. Kanadukathan, September 30, 1913 ed. at Madras Christian College High School and Loyola College, Madras; Widower; 1 S.; Merchant and Banker Under Sheriff of Madras in 1940-41; Sheriff of Madras in 1949-50; Councilor, Corporation of Madras, 1948-52; Mayor of Madras, 1950-51; Director Reserve Bank of India, Central, some time till nationalisation; Member Local Board of Reserve Bank of Madras region from 1940 to 1957; Vice-Chairman, Madras Local Board of Reserve Bank of India from 1949 to 1957; Member, Local Board of State Bank of India from January 1955 to March 1957; Member, Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi since 1950; Represented International Chamber of Commerce (Indian National Committee) as delegate to the E.C.A.F.E. Sessions, Ootacamund in June 1948 and Bangalore in February 1956; President, Rotary Club of Madras, 1953-54; Chairman, Indian Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd., New Delhi, 1958-59; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62.
Social activities: Education of women and backward classes, Harijan welfare, Improvement of slum areas.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Billiards.
Special interests: Economic Affairs, Finance and Commerce and Industry, Indians overseas.
Sports and clubs: Member, Cosmopolitan Club, Madras; Member, Calcutta Club, Calcutta; Member, Orient Club, Colombo (Ceylon); Member, Overseas League, London, Cricket Club of India, Bombay, National Sports Club of India, Lawley Institute, Ootacamund, Madras Flying Club, Madras, Bangalore Club, Madras Gymkhana Club, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Delhi, Diners’ Club, Bombay, Royal Calcutta Turf Club, Calcutta, Royal Western India Turf Club, Bombay, Rotary Club of Madras.
Travels abroad: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, countries in the European continent, Middle East, South America and Ceylon.
Books published: “Nagarathar Varalaru” in Tamil (History of Nattukottai Nagarathar in Madras State).
Permanent address: “Greetwell”, 14, Pachaiyappa’s Hostel Road, Madras—10.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri Ramanathan Chettiar . . 1,39,385
Shri P. Ponnambala Gounder . . 1,00,229
Shrj R. Karupiah . . 47,232].