Veteran industrialist, former parliamentarian and the last King of Chettinad, MAM Ramaswamy died on Wednesday evening at Chennai’s Fortis Malar Hospital. Watch | Cyclone Nivar: scenes from across Tamil Nadu, More commuters allowed to travel by workmen special trains, In pictures: Northeast monsoon announces its arrival to Chennai, Yours in exasperation for the final time: Farewell from Mr. Mathrubootham, Data | Farmers, new agriculture laws and government procurement, New species of gecko found in the Eastern Ghats, Sip whole leaf: Assam tea gets a new form, Soon in Chennai: a new lake with island parks and a mountainous Miyawaki forest, ‘Peninsula’ movie review: Zombie overkill, Weekly Bytes | Microsoft 365's new features, Meet’s attendance reports, and more, ‘Uncle Frank’ movie review: An underwhelming road trip, NPRD to send sipper to Taloja jail for Stan Swamy, urges other disability rights organisations to do the same, ‘Coolie No. He was ailing for a while and on treatment at the hospital from November 7. In 2014, MAMR, who was then the chairman of Chettinad Cement, was eased out from the board by the shareholders during its 51{+s}{+t}AGM. Members of the Chettinad Palace (near the Adyar River), where he lived, say that he and his wife Sigappi Aachi were very generous. We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. As he was building his business empire, he also developed a passion for horses and horse racing. Veteran industrialist, former parliamentarian and the last King of Chettinad, MAM Ramaswamy died on Wednesday evening at Chennai’s Fortis Malar Hospital. In 2004, H D Deve Gowda gave him a ticket in his party Janata Dal (Secular). His love for sports did not end with horses; he had a great interest in tennis and hockey too. MAMR was the president of the Indian Hockey Federation and it was during his stewardship in 1975, India won its World Cup hockey championship. The tally later went up to 400 classics. From a mere seven departments, he developed it into an institution with 48 departments. MAMR transformed the Annamalai University (in Chidambaram), founded by his family in 1929. Explained: What does the killing of nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh mean for Iran? Video images of police beating Black man ‘shame us’, says Emmanuel Macron, Ground Zero | Karnataka murders — From underworld to broad daylight, Tech tact: On India’s apps blocking spree, The independence of the judiciary has collapsed: Prashant Bhushan, Dilli Chalo protest | Farmers stay camped on Delhi border. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. The last one year he was nearly confined to his bed, family sources say. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. After the death of Sigappi Aachi in 2006, there was bitterness between him and his son. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings. In 1995, they adopted Ayyappan and named him MAMR Muthiah. 1’ trailer: Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan pull out all the stops, Coronavirus | ‘Covishield’ vaccine volunteer sues Serum Institute of India, Oxford Group over ‘adverse reaction’, Dilli Chalo protest | Not leaving border, prepared to stay for six months, say farmers, Dilli Chalo protest | BKU breaks barriers at Delhi-Ghaziabad border, enters Delhi. Your support for our journalism is invaluable. In the 1990s, the duo decided to adopt a son to look after them. In 1985, he set up The Chettinad Stud and Agricultural Farm and the Sholavaram Stud Farm, adjacent to each other spread over an area of 250 acres at Soorapet and Mettusoorapet villages. Known as MAMR in political, business and sports circles, all of which he was an important part of, he was born into a respected family in the Nattukottai Chettiar community, also known as ‘The Rajah Family’. MAMR and his wife Sigappi Aachi did not have any children. Anyone who knocked on their gates seeking help walked away with what they wished for. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. Education was something that was close to the Rajah family. When he took over the reins of the family business, MAMR’s vision was to make it the biggest business conglomerate in the country.

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