Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni


Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

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Y. V. Reddy

Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy, better known as Y. V. Reddy (born 17 August 1941) is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1964 batch belonging to Andhra Pradesh cadre. Reddy served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (India's central bank) from 6 September 2003 until 5 September 2008.

In 2010, he was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan.

Hon'ble Governer of AP & Telangana

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Shri. E.S.L. Narasimhan

Hon'ble Governer of AP & Telangana

Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan (born 1945) is a former bureaucrat who has been the Governor of Andhra Pradesh since December 2009. He assumed office as the Governor of Telangana on 2 June 2014. Previously he was Director of the Intelligence Bureau until 2006 and then Governor of Chhattisgarh from 2007 to 2010.

Politician, writer and journalist

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M. P. Veerendra Kumar

Politician, writer and journalist

M. P. Veerendra Kumar is an Indian politician, writer and journalist, who was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He is also the chairman and managing director of the Malayalam daily newspaper Mathrubhumi. A prominent writer in Malayalam, he won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2010 for his travelogue Haimavatha Bhoovil.

Born to Marudevi Avva and Padmaprabha Gowder on 22 July 1936 in a Jain family in Kalpetta, and after schooling in Kalpetta and at Kozhikode, he did his Masters in Philosophy from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras.

Politician, writer and journalist

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Cho Ramaswamy

Politician, writer and journalist

Srinivasa Iyer, also known as"Cho" Ramaswamy (5 October 1934 – 7 December 2016), was an Indian actor, comedian, character actor, editor, political satirist, playwright and dialogue writer, film director and lawyer in Tamil Nadu.

Organometallic Chemist - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee

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Dr S Chandrasekaran

Organometallic Chemist - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee

Dr. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran (born 1945) is an Indian organic and organometallic chemist, academic and a former chair of the Department of Organic Chemistry and the Division of Chemical Sciences and a former Dean of the Faculty of Science at Indian Institute of Science. He was known for his researches on organic reaction mechanisms and organic synthesis and was an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, The World Academy of Sciences and the Indian Academy of Sciences. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards, in 1989, for his contributions to chemical sciences.

Film Director - Producer

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Mani Ratnam

Film Director - Producer

Mani Ratnam, is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Cited by the media as one of India's influential filmmakers, Mani Ratnam is widely credited with revolutionising the Tamil film industry and altering the profile of Indian cinema. Although working in the mainstream medium, his films are noted for their realism, technical finesse, and craft.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, acknowledging his contributions to film in 2002.

Carnatic Singer, National Award Winner

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P. Unni Krishnan

Carnatic Singer, National Award Winner

P. Unnikrishnan (born 9 July 1966) is a Carnatic vocalist and a national award-winning playback singer. He is a national award-winning playback singer for his debut film songs "Ennavale Adi Ennavale" and "Uyirum Neeye". These songs were composed by A. R. Rahman, with whom Unni Krishnan gave most of his memorable songs.He was the first male playback singer to get national award for a Tamil song.

Carnatic flautist and violinist

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Thiagarajan Ramani

Carnatic flautist and violinist

Shri Ramani Thiagarajan (born 1962) is an Indian musician. Thiagarajan has been awarded Top Rank in All India Radio & Doordharshan Kendra (Government Radio & TV). Thiagarajan has performed over 4,000 concerts all over the world. He has accompanied the Palghat Mani Iyer, M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, T. N. Krishnan, Palghat Raghu, V. V. Subramaniam, among others, on the flute. He has also accompanied many performers on the violin, including his father N. Ramani, D. K. Jayaraman, and U. Srinivas. He has also a large student following in India.

Carnatic singer

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T M Krishna

Carnatic singer

T.M. Krishna (Thodur Madabusi Krishna, born in 1976) is a Carnatic music vocalist. He was exposed to the south Indian classical music at an early age. His first concert was at the Spirit of Youth series organized by the Music Academy, Chennai.

On July 27, 2016, he was honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Playback Singer

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Harish Raghavendra

Playback Singer

Harish Raghavendra (born 7 January 1976) is an Indian vocalist and actor from Chennai.

Carnatic Musician – vocalist

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Sikkil Gurucharan

Carnatic musician – vocalist

Sikkil C. Gurucharan (born on 21 June 1982) is among the foremost young performing musicians of Carnatic music in India today. He is the grandson of Sikkil Kunjumani, elder of the internationally acclaimed flautists the Sikkil Sisters. Gurucharan has been under the tutelage Vaigal Shri S. Gnanaskandan and is currently being mentored by Shri B. Krishnamurthy. He is an 'A' grade All India Radio artist. The magazine India Today featured him among 35 Game Changers Under (the age of) 35 in India, a list of young achievers from different walks of life

Carnatic musician – vocalist

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Rithvik Raja

Carnatic Vocalist

Rithvik Raja (born March 9, 1989) is a Carnatic Musician (South Indian Classical Music) from India. He has performed in concerts in India and overseas.

Industrialist

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M. A. M. Ramaswamy

Industrialist

Muttaiya Annamalai Muthiah Ramaswamy (30 September 1931 - 2 December 2015) was an Indian industrialist, politician and race horse owner who served as Chairman of the Chettinad Group of Companies and a member of the Upper House of the Parliament of India, the Rajya Sabha for Karnataka representing the Janata Dal (Secular) from 2004 to 2010. Ramaswamy succeeded his older brother M. A. M. Muthiah in 1970 to the title "Kumar-rajah of Chettinad" and held title Raja of Chettinad from 1984 to 2015. With a net worth of Rs.1,500 crores, Ramaswamy was one of the richest individuals in Chennai city.

Pianist and Music Educator

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Anil Srinivasan

Pianist and Music Educator

Anil Srinivasan (born June 3, 1977) is a classical pianist from India. Born in Chennai, India and educated at the University of Southern California and at Columbia University, New York, he is well known for his collaborative work with Carnatic vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan. Equally known is his pioneering work in music education in South India.

Chartered Accountant, Journalist

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S. Gurumurthy

Chartered Accountant, Journalist

S. Gurumurthy is an Indian journalist and chartered accountant. He is the co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch.

Meteorologist

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Dr. S.R.Ramanan

Meteorologist

S R Ramanan is an Indian meteorologist. He works as the Director of Cyclone warning centre in Chennai Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He serves on the advisory committee of the centre for climate change and adoption research, Anna University, Chennai. He became popular in social media. Ramanan retired in July 2016 after 36 years as a weatherman.

Theater Artist

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Maadhu Balaji

Theater Artist

Maadhu Balaji, born as Balaji, is an Indian actor and comedian known for his roles to Tamil theatre. Balaji has acted in a number of stage plays and films. He is the brother of the ace humorist and playwright Crazy Mohan. Balaji graduated from the Vivekananda College, Madras University in Chennai. His stage career started during his college days where he started acting in a number of stage plays and dramas and was touted as a prospective stage and film actor.

Cricket Player

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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Cricket Player

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (born 31 December 1965, Madras), popularly known as Siva and LS, is a former Indian cricketer. He was a right arm leg-spinner. Currently Sivaramakrishnan is a cricket commentator started his Commentary Carrier in a test matches between India Vs Bangladesh on November 12, 2000. He also serves as one of the players’ representatives on the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee.

Cricket Player

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Hemang Badani

Cricket Player

Hemang Kamal Badani (born 14 November 1976, in Madras, Tamil Nadu) is a former Indian cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs.

Cricket Player

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Lakshmipathy Balaji

Cricket Player

Lakshmipathy Balaji , born 27 September 1981) is an Indian former cricketer. He is a right arm fast medium bowler. He announced his retirement from first-class and List A cricket in September 2016. He is currently bowling coach and mentor for the Kolkata Knight Riders, his former side in the Indian Premier League.

Cricket Player

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Murali Vijay

Cricket Player

Murali Vijay (born 1 April 1984) is an Indian international cricketer who plays as a right-handed opening batsman. A regular member of the Indian Test team, he also represents Tamil Nadu in first-class cricket and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cricket Player

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Abhinav Mukund

Cricket Player

Abhinav Mukund (born 6 January 1990) is an Indian cricketer who plays for India A and Tamil Nadu. He has played for India in five Test matches. He is the captain of Tamil Nadu and has captained India A on several occasions. He was a member of Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

Cricket Player

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Yo Mahesh

Cricket Player

Vijay Kumar Yo Mahesh (born 21 December 1987), is an Indian Cricket player. He is a right-hand batsman and bowls with his right hand.

Film Actor

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Chandran

Film Actor

Chandran (born 1988) is an Indian film actor working in the Tamil film industry. After featuring in short films and music videos, Chandran made his feature film debut with Prabhu Solomon's romantic film Kayal (2014).

Mathematician - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee

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Dr. S Ramanan

Mathematician - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee

Dr. S Ramanan is an Indian mathematician who works in the area of algebraic geometry, moduli spaces and Lie groups. He is one of India's leading mathematicians and internationally recognised as an outstanding expert in algebraic geometry, especially in the area of modulii problems. He has also done some very beautiful work in differential geometry

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