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We have listed below a few of the prominent men of Mulakanadu community of yester years with a very brief note on their fields of activiiy and their achievements. The list is by no means exhaustive, and has been compiled from the information received from our members in response to our appeal circular. We take this opportunity to further appeal to our members to furnish us with information on other prominent men and women of our community who were achievers in their chosen fields and are no longer with us. This would enable us to compile and publish a more comprehensive list at the next opportunity.
                                                                                           Editorial Committee

1.Ganapathy Iyer.R : Retired as District Judge in the Madras Presidency Judicial Service, and then practiced as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi. He was a leading lawyer in the Supreme Court. He built up the Delhi branch of Mulakanadu Sabha and served as the President.

2.Ganapathy Pantulu: A leading criminal lawyer in Tirunelveli who served as Public Prosecutor and as Chairman of the Municipal Council. Was a staunch patriot who came forward to defend Sri V.O. Chidambaram Pillai in the criminal cases filed against him by the British Government when other lawyers feared to do so.

3.Rao Sahib S.R.Gopaliah: Retired Superintending Engineer, Madias Public works Department, Associated with the construction of Mettur Dam and Poondi Reservoir. After retirement rendered service to Sri Ramakrishna Mission in their construction activities in Madras. Authored a book on 'Yajur Upakarma' in Tamil. Served the Mulakanadu Sabha in various capacities, including as Vice-President for a number of years.

4.Gopalaswami.G: A Past President of the Mulakanadu Sabha whose brief life sketch is published elsewhere in this volume.

5.Gurunathan.S.K: A sports writer of renown, who was famous for his reports on cricket matches which were featured in The Hindu', 'Sports & Pastime' and other publications.

6.Iswara Iyer, Pattamangalam: A Veena Vidwan of renown, one of the Pattamangalam Brothers.

7.Dr.G.Krishnamurthy: A leading Orthopaedic Surgeon of Madras and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Was a devotee of Saint Thyagaraja, and had produced an audio-visual show on the life of the Saint with the assistance of well-known artists and musicians.

8.Rao Sahib Dr.B.G.Krishnan: A research scientist who did research in Pasteur Institute, Coonoor. He retired as Director of Nutrition, Madras Presidency.

9.Dr.V.Krishnan: Popular physician, well-known throughout Kollam District in Kerala.

10.Rao Sahib C.V.Krishnaswami Ayyar: A Past President of the Mulakanadu Sabha whose life sketch is published elsewhere in this volume.

11.Mahadevan.M: Worked with the leading engineering contractors M/s. Gannon, Dunkerley & Company in various capacities and as Company Secretary. Took an active interest in the Mulakanadu Sabha and was among the pioneers who built up the Sabha. He served as Secretary of the Sabha for many terms.

12.Munuswamiah Manyam: A leading advocate in Nandyal and Kumool known also for his scholarship in Telugu and Sanskrit.

13. Nagiah.V, Chittoor: A great character-actor of the Telugu and Tamil cinema. He was also a gifted singer and director. His portrayal of Saint Thyagaraja in the film Thyagiah' is remembered as a classic to this day.

14.Narasimham.A.G: Professor of Physics who served in the Madras Educational Service. He was the Head of Department of Physics in the Madras Presidency College.

15.Padma Shree P.Narasimhiah: A renowned Professor of Philosophy, an authority on Advaita Vedanta and a man of letters. Was honoured by the Government of India with the award of Padma Shree.

16.Narayaniah, Sarvagyam: Assistant Director of Agriculture. After retirement conducted research in private agricultural farms.

17.Captain Ramachandar.C.K: An authority, on Industrial Medicine and Pollution Control.

18.Ramachandra Sastri.S: A leading advocate of Pattukkottai and Thanjavur who was a scholar in Sanskrit and an expoent of Valmiki's Ramayana. His education and scholarship was admired even by the Paramacharya of Kanchi.

19.Ramaswami Sastrigal, Yemanuri: Scholar in four vedas and six sastras. Closely associated with the Paramacharya of Kanchi.
20.Ramaswami Somayajiyar S.K: Sub-Judge. He was also involved in the study of vedic scriptures.

21.Sambasiva Iyer, Pattamangalam: A Veena Vidwan of renown, one of the
Pattamangalam brothers.

22.Rao Bahadur G.Sambasiva Sastry: A Past President of the Mulakanadu Sabha whose brief life sketch is published elsewhere in this volume.