NARAYANASWAMI, SHRI R., Cong., (Madras State, Periyakulam—1957): S. of Shri Ramaswami Chettiar; B. Thavaram, Madurai District, December 28, 1893; ed. Senior Cambridge and private studies; Editor, author and publisher and also cardamom planter; President of the Madura Dt Teachers’ Association and Periyakulam Taluk School Managers’ Association, for two terms; Interested in elementary education, library, cooperative and social reform movements; Convener of the Fiji Labourers’ Relief Committee under Tamilnad Red Cross Society for two terms; Was a Member of the Malaya Deputation appointed by Tamil Nad Congress; Member, Madura District Board 1938—42, Madura District Educational Council, 1938—40 and Periyakulam Taluk Education Advisory Committee, 1940—42; President, Thavaram Village Food Committee; Member, Taluk and District Food and Textile Committees; Member, Advisory Board, Erskine Hospital, Madura; Member, District Local Library Authority, one term up to 1957; Contributes articles to journals in Tamil; Has made researches in cardamom plantation and contributed articles; Went three times to jail in connection with independence movement.
Hobbies: Horticulture, chiefly Floriculture.
Special interests: Adult education, travel, international affairs and the cause of women.
Publications: Editor, ‘Bharathi’; also the ‘Cardamom Planter‘, a Tamil organ of the Travancore ‘Cardamom Planters’ Association; Translator and editor of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘Soviet Russia‘ and Dut’s ‘Saroj Nalini’
Permanent address: Editor, ‘Bharathi’, Thavaram P.O., Madurai District, Madras State.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri R. Narayanaswami .. 1,16,715
Shri Muthiah .. 64,867
Shri M. V. Sethurao .. 19,238
Shri M. K. N. Meeran .. 16,282
Shri S. S. Marisami .. 15,838]