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     A  TRIBUTE
Dr. R. Niranjchana Devi

             Dr.R.Niranjchana Devi was born at VirudhuNagar on 22.04.1964, as the daughter of Prof.R.RamaKrishnan and Mrs.Sundhara Padmini. She is the descendant of respectable families.

             Her paternal Grandparents were Shri R.V.Ramasamy Naadaar, a landlord and a trader and Smt.Kalyani Ammaal of Panagudi.

             Her maternal Grandparents were Shri.K.S.Thangavel Naadaar, a prominent Charted Accountant, retired as the Accountant General of Burma and Smt.Thanga Naayagi Ammaal.

             She has only one elder brother Er.R.Parthipun, who is working as Vice-President in a private Company, in Chennai. He is married and blessed with one Son P.JaiVignesh, doing his university education.

             She had her school education in VirudhuNagar, RaajaPaalayam, and Kumbakonam and completed her University education in Chennai. She was ranked first in the Thamil language in her Secondary education. She received the first prize for her general proficiency in 1980 in Town Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam. She was listed in the top in Home-Science subject in Thanjavur district in her higher secondary education at Town Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam in 1981. She received the first prize for her proficiency in Thamil language in the B.A Degree Examination in Meenakshi College for women in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Also she was ranked first in the subject Archaeology in the B.A Degree Examination in the University level. She passed the M.A and M.Phil. Degree Examinations in History of the Madras University, with first class in M.Phil. Degree, through the same college. She was ranked in the First place in South India level and Second place in All India level in the Diploma course in Nutrition & Health Education in the Indira Gandhi National Open University in 1996.

             Her natural instinct on research works made her join the Ph.D. degree course in the Department of Archaeology of the Madras University under the guidance of Professor Dr.S.Gurumurthy and was awarded the Ph.D. Degree in 2001 for her thesis “History of Medicine in South India, W.S.R. to ThamilNadu – upto 16th C.A.D.”

             Out of her special liking in Hindi language, she learnt Hindi by self-learning and obtained two Diplomas in Hindi and also won a Gold Medal in Hindi Diploma examination, conducted by S.B.I.O.A in 2oo1 in All India basis.

             Besides her research work for Ph.D., her enthusiasm for learning took her to study various Diploma courses and Certificate Courses. She is much interested in writing Classical Thamil literary poems, writing historical stories based on epigraphical sources, translating splendid and meaningful lyrics from Hindi movies into Thamil.

             Being a Dietitian, she is also well trained in Gastrology and practising classical and medicinal recipies from the deep South ThamilNadu.

 
 
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