Sunday, November 6, 2011

சிகரத்தில் ஏறிய ஸ்ரீவைஷ்ணவர்கள்

As usual adiyen was searching on the net. http://iyengars.wordpress.com  is a site that attracted adiyen’s attention. And the following list of Iyengar’s who are/were in prestigious positions by way of their academic excellance was found there. Sharing the list here makes me happy.

Science and Technology

  • Sreenivas Lakshminarasimha Malurkar (late), Former Director, Colaba and Alibag Observatories, Mumbai. M.Sc. Cantab, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK. Worked in mathematical physics at Sir Ernst Rutherford Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK. Fellow, Indian National Science Academy. Post-doctoral Research Associate, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA.
  • M.C.Rangaswamy, Director, National Dairy Research Center, Bangalore
  • Prof. Asuri Sridharan , Geotechnical Engineer, Former Deputy Director ,Indian Institute of Science Bangalore , Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Purdue University U.S.A ,Fellow , Indian National Science Academy , Indian Academy of Sciences , Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • Sir K. S. Krishnan – Physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society, Director of National Physical Laboratory. He along with Sir C.V.Raman discovered the Raman Effect.
  • C S Seshadri – Director, Chennai Mathematical Institute and Trieste Awardee.
  • Dr.Raja Ramanna – Nuclear Scientist.
  • Dr S Rajappa, Former Deputy Director, National Chemical Laboratories, Pune.
  • Dr Rangaswamy Srinivasan – Former Scientist, IBM Research Labs, NY and inventor of LASIK laser surgery.
  • Dr. V.K. Aatre- Former Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister of India (replaced Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Oceanographic scientist, Fmr. Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister of India and Fmr. head of the DRDO.
  • Prof S Sadagopan – Founder Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India.
  • Mandyam V Srinivasan – Robotics and Biology.
  • Dr. K Kasturirangan – Head of Indian Space Research Organisation (India’s Space Agency).
  • P. K. Iyengar – Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
  • M. R. Srinivasan – Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Dr.Rajan K. Sampath – FAO Consultant Head of Economics Dept, Colorado State University and Former Director of ISARD.
  • Dr. S. Rangachari – Renowned physician.
  • Dr. P.Vasudevan- Renowned Urologist in the US after whom the Dr Vasudevan Wellness Center at the University of Arkansas at Helena, Arkansas is named.
  • Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan – Renowned Computer Scientists, Director of Terrascale Computing Facility at Virginia Tech and leader of the team that built the world’s cheapest and seventh fastest super computer.
  • Dr. R. N. Iyengar – Director, Central Building Research Institute, KSIIDCChair, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science.
  • Dr. Kotur S. Narasimhan – Former Director, Central Fuel Research Institute, (CSIR) Dhanbad, Bihar.
  • Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami- Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi.
  • Professor Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan – Physicist, TIFR.
  • Sonny Ramaswamy – Insect physiologist; Director of Agricultural Research Programs and Associate Dean, Purdue University
  • Gita Ramaswamy – Textile scientist; Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University
  • Ravi Iyengar- Indian neuroscientist, pioneer in G protein studies.
  • Venkataramanan Soundararajan- Fellow of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and IIT Guwahati Alumni who founded the education consultancy company Lakshyas.com in 2005.
  • Dr. Rangachar S. Keshavaprasad – American trained Interventional Cardiologist who has performed over 10,000 cardiac catheterizations completely free of charge in rural India.
  • Dr.K.Aprameyan – Former CMD, Bharat Earth Movers Limited
  • Prof.S.Ranganathan- Professor Emeritus ( Metallurgical sciences ),IISc and Bhatnagar award recipient
  • Professor Dr Nallar Chakravarthy Vaijayanthi, Professor Obstetrics & Gynaecology, banaglore University
  • Dr. Sudarshan – Remote Sensing Expert – Regional Organisation for Protection of Marine Environment – Kuwait
  • Late Prof. Sampath -Ertswhile Director IIT Kanpur and a distibguished academic
  • Mathematics
  • Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan – world renowned Mathematician.
  • Prof Thothatri Iyengar – Professor of Mathematics, St Joseph’s College, Tiruchi, and teacher of A P J Abdul Kalam
  • S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan – Abel Prize awardee
  • Ramakrishnan – Actuary – Consultant for various insurance companies
  • Professor Chidambaram Padmanabhan Ramanujam – Mathematician, TIFR.
  • T.S.Vijayaraghavan – Eminent Mathematician.
  • Professor Mudumbai Narasimhan – Mathematician & Fellow of the Royal Society (1996).
  • Professor Madabusi Raghunathan – Mathematician & Fellow of the Royal Society (2000).
  • Professor Conjeeveram Seshadri – Mathematician & Fellow of the Royal Society (1988).
  • Professor Mandyam Srinivasan – Fellow of the Royal Society (2001).
  • Professor Cadambathur Tiruvenkatacharlu Rajagopal – Mathematician, Ramanujan Institute
  • S Ramanan -Mathematician and TIFR Professor
Social Sciences / Literature
  • Mrs. YGP (YG Parthasarathy) Padma seshadri Bala Bhavan
  • Aandayya : Ancient Kannada poet of Sri Vaishanvisim ( Used 100% kannada for his poetry without mixing a single Sanskrit word)
  • Mahamahopadhyaya Rao Bahadur R.Narasimhachar- Doyen of Archeology in India( Ex Director of Archeological Department of Karnataka ),Author of Kannada Kavicharithre(Epigraphy of Karnataka)
  • Prof K T Bhasyam : Eminent Kannada Professor
  • Vasudha Narayanan – President Elect, American Academy of Religion and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Florida.
  • Indira Parthasarathy – Playwright, Author, Saraswathi Samman Awardee.
  • A. K. Ramanujan – Chair of Department of South Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, Padma Shri Awardee and MacArthur Fellow.
  • T. S. Parthasarathy – Musicologist and music critic for The Hindu.
  • Chikkupadhyaya – Kannada Literature, Minister and Teacher of His Royal Highness Sri Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar.
  • Masti Venkatesha Iyengar – Kannada Literature.Jnanapeeta Awardee
  • Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar – Kannada Literature.
  • Dr. G.P. Rajarathnam – Kannada Literature.
  • P.T. Narasimhachar – Pu.Thi.Na – Kannada Literature.
  • Aadya Rangacharya -sriranga – Kannada Literature ( Drama )
  • Sujatha Rangarajan – Fiction & Film Writer & Visionary A prolific thinker (From Srirangam)
  • K.S.Varadachariar-Eminent Sanskrit Scholar.
  • Mahavidwan R. Raghava Iyengar – Tamil and Sanskrit Scholar.
  • M N Srinivas – Pioneering Sociologist.
  • S. M. S. Chari – Author of books on Sri Vaishnavism.
  • P.B.Annangaracharyar – Renowned Vaishnavism Scholar in Sanskrit and Tamil.
  • D. Lakshminarasimhachar – Kannada Literature.
  • G. Srinivasa Desikachar – Sanskrit/Kannada Scholar, Asthana Vidhwan – “Sri Abhinava Ramanuja” title conferred in 2006 by Governor of Karnataka.
  • Madabushi Gopalachari – author, playwright, freedom fighter.
  • Raghuram Rajan-Chief Economist, IMF
  • Prof.Narayanacharya : Ramayana & Mahabharata Specialist
  • Echeskey : Prof. H.S.Krishnamacharya Iyengar : Eminent Kannada columnist
  • Heremagalooru Kannan : Kannada writer,speaker
  • Varada Desikacharya : Eminent Sanskrit scholar
  • Sri Rama Bharati : Carnatic musician & composer
  • Sriranga Mahaguru : Founder of Astanga Yoga Vigyana Mandira, Mysore
  • Dr. Vijay Govindarajan:Dr. Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School and founding director of Tuck’s Center for Global Leadership
  • Prof VV Chari-Professor of Economics , University of Minnesota
  • Seshadri – President, Shanmugananda Hall, Bombay
  • Velukudi Krishnan – ( Upaniasam )
  • Dr. Rangarajan – Psychiatrist – Chennai
Music
  • Ariyakkudi T. Ramanuja Iyengar – Renowned Carnatic musician.
  • Mysore Doreswamy Iyengar – Veena Maestro.
  • Varaha swamy – Gottuvadya Maestro
  • Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan – Carnatic music maestro.
  • Chitraveena Ravi Kiran – Chitraveena maestro & Child Prodigy.
  • Guitar Prasanna – Carnatic Guitar pioneer and Jazz fusion composer.
  • Annamacharya – Vaishnava Saint and Carnatic Music Composer.
  • Tiger Varadachariar – Renowned Carnatic Music Exponent.
  • T.B.Narasimhachar – aka ‘Saragrahi’, renowned Carnatic Music Critic and Sabha organiser.
  • BS Raja Iyengar : Carnatic Vocal
  • Chitte Krishna Iyengar : Carnatic Vocal
  • Belakavadi Srinivasa Iyengar : Carniatic Vocal
  • M J.sreenivasa Iyengar : Veena
  • Veena Chokkama : Veena & Vocal – Carnatic Music
  • Srirnagam Gopalaaratam : Vocal
  • Neelamma Kadambi : Veena & Vocal – Carnatic Music
  • Rajalakshmi Tirunarayanan : Veena
  • Vasundara Das – Musician.
  • Sudha Raghunathan – Carnatic Vocal.
  • NS Krishnaswamy Iyengar – Carnatic Vocal; Guru of DK Pattammal
  • T M Krishna – Carnatic Vocal.
  • Sangeetha Bhushana M A Narasimhachar- Carnatic Vocal Exponent
  • Latha Rajnikanth Notable personality and singer wife of Rajnikanth Tamil Film Actor
  • Lakshmi Rangarajan Notable Carnatic Vocalist
  • Harini – Film Singer
Journalism
  • TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan – Columnist, Business Standard of India.
  • Seshadri Chari – Editor, The Organiser, periodical of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
  • Sreenivasan Jain – Of iyengar heritage and correspondent for NDTV.
  • Madhan – Cartoonist.
  • Govind – Cartoonist The Hindu.
  • Sandilyan – Tamil Novelist
  • T. S. SreenivasaRaghavan – Correspondent, The Times of India.
  • Seetha Parthasarathy – Journalist and Author of The Backroom Brigade: How a Few Intrepid Entrepreneurs Brought the World to India.
  • Vai. Mu. Kodainayaki Ammal – First woman editor in Tamil, Jaganmohini, Tamil monthly, and novelist(1903-1960).
  • V.K.Narasimhan – Ex-Editor-in-chief, Indian Express.
  • S.Narasimhan – Ex-Asst. Editor, Indian Express, Bangalore.
  • V.N.Narayan – Editor Bhavan’s Journal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
  • Indra Soundarrajan – Story Writer – Tamil
Industry
  • Ms. Shobana Ramachandran – Chairperson TVS Tyres Ltd
  • Shailesh Ayyangar – Managing Director, Aventis Pharma Ltd
  • Dr. Krishna Bharat- Principal Scientist, Google Inc.
  • Pulavanur Chakrapani Iyengar – ESSEE Industries Ltd
  • Narasimha Chari -Chief Architect ,Tropos networks
  • Uday Garudachar – Managing Director and Promoter of Garuda Group, the group which owns Garuda Mall in Bangalore
  • G. R. Gopinath – CEO and Co-Founder of Air Deccan
  • Sampath Iyengar -CEO, PSI Systems
  • Sridar Iyengar – Director of Infosys and President of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Silicon Valley
  • Suresh Krishna – CEO, Sundaram Fasteners
  • A Krishnan – Ex Managing Director, State Bank of Mysore, Author of a rendition of The Ramayana
  • N Sampath Kumar – Executive Director, Finance, IndusInd Bank Ltd.
  • Ravi Parthasarathy – Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, IL&FS Ltd.
  • S V Parthasarathy- Executive Director- operations, IndusInd Bank Ltd.
  • Kuppuswamy Vijay Raghavan – Ex-Chairman, Engineers India Limited, Chairman, premier explosives Limited and President, EID Parry Ltd.
  • N S Raghavan – Co-Founder of Infosys.
  • Arvind Raghunathan – Managing Director and Head of Global Arbitrage, Deutsche Bank
  • P Ragunathan – Senior Vice-President, IndusInd Bank Ltd.
  • Srini Rajam – Chairman and CEO, Ittiam Ltd
  • Shyam Ramanna – CEO of Crest Communictions, a famous animation firm and son of Dr Raja Ramanna
  • R. Seshasayee – President of Confederation of Indian Industry and CEO of Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja group
  • Balaji Sreenivasan – Founder & CEO, [Aurigo] Software Technologies Inc.
  • Ramanujam Sridhar – Author and CEO of Brand-Comm, a prominent Brand consulting firm
  • Raj Srikanth – Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown Securities, New York
  • Venu Srinivasan – MD, TVS Motor Company Ltd
  • T.V. Sundram Iyengar – Founder of T.V.S. group (automobile and finance)
  • N. Vaghul – Chairman of ICICI and Director of Mittal Steel
  • Vidyadharini – Former Business Development Manager of Covansys, Sanjose now Business Head Innova Inc CA.
  • TT Srinivasaraghavan MD Sundaram Finance Ltd
Diplomacy, Bureaucracy and Politics
  • A. R. Badrinarayan (late) – Former Minister for Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Former Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Former President, Hebbar Srivaishnava Sabha.
  • C. V. Narasimhan – former Under secretary General, United Nations
  • C.Vijayaraghvachariyar- President, Indian National Congress (1920), All India Hindu Maha Sabha (1931), Member Imperial Legislative Council.
  • Sir T.Vijayaraghavachariyar- Dewan of Udayapur.
  • Sir V.T.Krishnamachari – Dewan of Baroda.
  • C. S. Venkatachar – Dewan of Udayapur
  • C. S. Srinivasachar – Secretary to Sir M. Visvesvaryya
  • Rajaji – Freedom fighter, national leader, the first Indian Governor General of Independent India and also the Chief Minister of State of Madras.
  • C V Ranganathan – Former Indian Ambassador to China.
  • TCA Srinivasavardan – Former Home Secretary, Government of India.
  • Justice K.S. PARIPOORNAN – Former justice Supreme Court of India.
  • Dr.K.Sreenivasan – Former DGP & IGP of Karnataka State.
  • L N Rangarajan – Indian Ambassador to Norway, Professor at Manchester University, UK and author of an English translation of Arthasastra.
  • H V R Iyengar – (Late) ICS, Home Secretary, RBI Governor, Secretary to the Constituent Assembly etc among various positions in the administrative services in both pre and post independence India.
  • Vijay Rangarajan – Acting British Ambassador to Mexico.
  • N Gopalaswami – Election Commissioner, Government of India.
  • G. Parthasarathy – Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Cyprus and Australia.
  • S. Ramaswamy – Former Director General of Technical Development, Ministry of Industries, Govt.of India.
  • Venkat Chary – Former Chairman Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission and Addnl Chief Secretary Govt of Maharashtra,currently Chairman MCX, Multi Commodity Exchange of India.
  • N. Rangachary – Director, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), India.
  • C.V. Narasimhan – Under Secretary General of the UN.
  • C. Rangarajan – Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and governor of Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • M Ananthasayanam Ayyangar – First speaker of the Indian Parliament.
  • K. Santhanam- An attorney, Gandhian, 1st Railway Minister in Free India, Governor of Vindhya Pradesh, Chairman of Santhanam Committee on Corruption, authored several books), including a critical edition on the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre.
  • K Parasaran – Attorney General of India for Indira Gandhi.
  • Mohan Parasaran – Eminent Lawyer – SC
  • Ashok Parthasarathi – Scientific Adviser to Indira Gandhi.
  • Sir Bhashyam Iyengar-Eminent Lawyer and one of the first Indian Judges of the Madras High Court.
  • T.T. Krishnamachari – Industrialist, Minister of Finance for Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • J. Jayalalithaa – Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • K N Govindacharya – RSS Idealogue.
  • Gopalkrishna Gandhi – Of Iyengar heritage (mother Laxmi was daughter of Rajaji and wife of Devadas Gandhi) and was Governor of West Bengal and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Rajmohan Gandhi – Brother of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and popular author.
  • R K Raghavan – Director of Central Bureau of Investigation.
  • T Narasimha Iyengar – Renowned Criminal Vakil who was a member of the jury investigating the Arbuthnot Crash and grandfather of Rangaswamy Srinivasan and P Ragunathan.
  • Sr. Advocate Embar Varadha Iyengar- Renowned Criminal lawyer.
  • N Kannan – Head, Civil Affairs, U.N Mission in Cyprus.
  • Justice .M. Srinivasan-Judge, Supreme Court.
  • Justice S. Ranganathan (retired judge Supreme Court and the Delhi high Court)
  • Sr. Advocate Late Heragu Singaiyengar – Renowned lawyer
  • TT Vasu – Eminent Personality
  • Jairam Ramesh – Member of Parliament
  • Sports
  • MJ Gopalan – Cricket & Hockey Player.
  • S. Venkataraghavan – Cricketer.
  • Krishnamachari Srikanth – Cricketer.
  • Sadagopan Ramesh – Former Opening Batsman, Indian Cricket Team.
  • W V Raman – Opening Batsman, Indian Cricket Team.
  • M. Chinnaswamy – Cricket administrator.
  • Sudararajan Kidambi – International Chess Master.
  • T A Sekar – Cricketer & Chief Coach at the MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai.
  • Krishnan Sasikiran – Chess Grandmaster.
  • TE Srinivasan-Former Test Cricketer
  • Shyla Yoganand-from Mysore (09823053135)-got an entry into guinness book of records as first lady in the world to reach highest motorable point on earth (khardungla pass – 18400′ at -23 C temp.) driving an ordinary 100 cc scooter.
  • Films and Entertainment
  • R. Madhavan — Tamil actor
  • Vyjayantimala Bali – Tamil/Hindi Actress.
  • Hema Malini – Hindi Actress.
  • Kavignar Vali – Tamil Lyricist.
  • Dr.P.B.Srinivas – Playback singer.
  • B.S.Ranga – Veteran producer and director of Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films with more than 70 movies to his credit, winner of 2 President’s Awards, Rajotsava Awardee.
  • Kamal Haasan – Actor.
  • “Crazy” Mohan – Scriptwriter and dramatist.
  • Maadhu balaji – dramatist
  • M.S.Sathyu – Kannada and Hindi Film Director.
  • Sandeep Prasad- Actor.
  • Aathreya – Telugu lyricist.
  • Sadagopan Venkatesh – Former DJ of New Jersey FM, actor and stage performer.
  • Yashoda Ranganathan – Indo-Canadian Actress.
  • Sabrina Setlur – German rapper Of Iyengar heritage (Father Iyengar).
  • Chithralaya Gopu – Tamil Playwright and Film Director.
  • Vasundara Das – Actor (Kannada,Tamil And Hindi Movies).
  • Y G Mahendran – Famous Drama / Cinema Actor
  • Raman Vijay – Famous local comedian of champagne / aspiring Cinema Actor
  • Suhashini Manirathinam – Film Actress W/o Manirathinam Famous Director in Tamil, Hindi
  • Geetha – Tamil Actress and TV Actress
  • Srikanth – Upcoming Tamil Film Star
  • Late “Major” Sundarrajan – Yesteryears Film Personality
  • “LIC” Narasimhan – Film and TV Actor
  • Charu Hassan – Tamil Actor – FIL of Manirathinam
  • Anu Hassan – Tamil Actress – D/o Chandra Hassan
  • Army and Police
  • Aprameya Sreenivas Malurkar – Former (17th) DG & IG of Police Karnataka State.
  • Gen. K. Sundarji – Former Chief of the Indian Army.
  • General Sundararajan Padmanabhan – Former chief of the Indian Army.
  • Dr.K.Sreenivasan – Former DGP & IGP of Karnataka State.
  • S. Parthasarathi Ayyangar – Former Commissioner of Police in Madras Presidency.
  • Lt Gen C R Sampath Kumar – Military Secretary to Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India.
  • Lt.Gen.S.S.R.Iyengar , Former commandant of School of Artillery
  • Air Marshal(Retd.) Sriperampudur Raghavan,former AO-in-C(Logistics),HQMC
  • B. N. Garudachar – Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Karnataka.
  • K. R. Srinivasan – Director-General of Police Karnataka.
  • Dr.P. S. Ramanujan – Director-General of Police Karnataka & a Sanskrit scholar
  • K.Seetharam- Black cat to Rajiv Gandhi and Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to Governor of Karnataka
  • Miscellaneous
  • B.K.S. Iyengar – Yogi and founder of Iyengar Yoga.
  • Srinivasa (Hal)Iyengar – Chief Structural Engineer of the Sears Tower, John Hancock Tower and Spain’s Guggenheim Museum.
  • Dr. K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar – Former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, who pioneered Indian writing in English
  • V. Krishnaswamy Sharma – Founder LIFCO Books