Shri R.V Ramasamy Naadaar
who was a Rich Land Lord & Great Business man, was the paternal Grandfather of
who was born in 1889 in Pudhukkudiyiruppu, of Kanniyakumari
district, and had his elementary education there. When his father, Sri R.Velayudhap Perumal naadar shifted his family
to Panagudi of Thirunelveli District in the later year of the century, he started his trading and became a leading
merchant. He had two concerns for his wholesale and retail tradings, for which he had branch office at Kottar
He was the eldest of his family, and married Kalyani Ammaal
of Achchampaadu, near Thisayanvilai. He had four brothers and two sisters and when all of them got married,
they all, including the two married sisters, were accommodated in houses of the same street, so that the
whole street belonged to the entire family of brothers and sisters. The mode of life led by the brothers
and sisters was seen wondrous and at the same time, envious to the people of the village.
Being a Landlord, Shri R.V.RamaSamy Naadaar, having groves of coconut and Palmyra trees apart from the
paddy fields, he had dry lands also, where other crops such as sesame seeds, ground nuts, black gram,
raghi were all raised. He was so leading in his agricultural activities that he supplied food grains
to the surrounding people for about six months during 1945 world war time, when a severe drought was
felt everywhere, making the availability of food grains very dear.
"Rearing a cow was regarded as a merit for one who reared"
and Sri R.V.Ramasamy Naadaar, besides his
business and agricultural activities, reared more than hundred cows, which were fed by grazing in the nearby
Mahendhragiri Mountain. Only a small quantity of milk was milked from the newly calved cows to fulfill the
household needs, leaving the rest of the milk to feed the calves, and milk was never sold. It was esteemed
as a meritorious deed, adding more honors to the family.
He was very modest and just in his character, which made him a leading member of the village Panchayat court. He
had four sons, including Prof.R.Ramakrishnan, (father of Dr R Niranjchana Devi), and seven daughters, all of whom
were married and well placed in life. Sri R.V. Ramasamy Naadaar, after enjoying a perfect life, completed his life
on November 19, 1979 on his ninetieth year.