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Prof. K. Swaminathan
« on: February 01, 2009, 03:10:10 PM »
K. Swaminathan enjoyed a long and active life marked by many sided achievements.  After studying in Madras and at Oxford, he
taught English literature in Sri Meenakshi College, (later Annamalai University) in Chidambaram.  He then worked in Presidency College,
Madras. He was also the Principal of Government Arts College,
Madras. After retirement in 1959, he was given the monumental task of editing the Complete Works of Mahatma Gandhi (100 Volumes) in New Delhi. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1972.

K. Swaminathan visited Sri Ramanasramam in 1940. It was a turning point in his life.  He spent many weekends in Asramam after that.
He was associated with Asramam till his death in the ripe age of 98.

Swaminathan was associated with editing of The Mountain Path for many years and after which, he became the Editor in Chief of The Mountain Path for many years in 1980s.  He has translated 1254 verses of Guru Vachaka Kovai, of Muruganar titled The Garland of Guru's Sayings.  He has also translated 470 verses of Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, titled The Holy Presence of Sri Ramana.  He has written a biography of Sri Ramana which was published by National Book Trust, New Delhi.

He started the Ramana Bhakta Sabha in Madras.  He was also responsible for establishing Sri Ramana Kendra, Delhi.  There were weekly satsanghs in these Kendras, where he actively participated. Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham, a 9 volume work of Sri Muruganar was published by Sri Ramana Kendra, Delhi.

He was also instrumental in the government bringing out postage stamp of Bhagavan Ramana in 1971. He was also a moving spriit in successful Ramana Maharshi centenary celebrations and seminar held in New Delhi in 1980.

Some of the articles written by him have been published by Sri
Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai, under the title Sri Ramana, the
Self Supreme, in 1997.

(Source: Sri Ramana the Self Supreme, K. Swaminathan. Sri
Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.       


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Re: Prof. K. Swaminathan
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 09:24:35 PM »
Dear Subramanian,
                        Out of respect for Prof.Swaminathan i met him in Chennai at his home,he is old and unable to identify anybody.
I have seen his works on Gandhi in his house.It seems he used to go to Bhagawan on every sunday and on seeing him Bhagawan used to say jocularly "Oh Sunsay came".


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Re: Prof. K. Swaminathan
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 02:29:16 PM »
Even Ramana Maharshi has certainity of arrival of Sub-Registrar Narayana Iyer on sundays other than Prof. K. Swaminathan Garu.


Never a Sunday passed without Narayana Iyer arriving at the ashram. He always had some delectable snacks with him which were prepared by his wife Lalitha Iyer, who believed that she was cooking delicacies for God.

Once when Shantammal enquired of Bhagavan whether she could prepare some snacks in the ashram, Bhagavan replied, ‘Tomorrow is Sunday. Narayana Iyer will be arriving and will surely be bringing something to eat.’

Such was the certainty of his arrival and of the snacks that came with him.

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