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My full name is Tirunillayi Veeraraghavan Raghuraman. The first two words indicate my place of birth and my father’s name respectively. Born into an orthodox Hindu Brahmin family my roots can also be traced with precise info about my Gothra, Veda, and Sutra with which we identify ourselves when we offer pranams to elders! We are a family of four brothers and one sister. Being the youngest I have had the privilege of getting an over dose of care and affection as usual in our system.

The pet name with which I was addressed by my parents, elder brothers and sister is Konthai. My sister still continues this tradition, and I privately enjoy the same as it carries with it an extra care, concern and affection! I also shoulder many other titles with matching responsibilities! I am Raghu to my wife, close relatives and friends, Appa to my sons, Mama to my sister’s children, Chittapa to my brother’s children, TVR, TV, to some others.

My area of specialisation is Agriculture, which I have been practising for the last 30 odd years. Having profitably managed thousands of acres of Orchards and Plantation crops, it’s my desire to do of my own in my retirement, preferably in a high altitude of over 3500 metres. Time will tell!

Written by Raghuraman

April 14th, 2007 at 11:34 am

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  2. Dear Sir,
    I was going thru the Websites out of curiosity to find whether any info is available on My Village “Tirunillayi”. I belong to Tirunillayi village in Palghat My name is Tirunillayi Ramaswamy Venkateswaran. I am 72 years old and am settled down in Bangalore now.My Grand Father my namesake,had a house in Tirunillayi and we used to spend our vacations there.He was a retired Rly Station Master, with a pet name “Chamu.His elder brother Sri. T.R.Sesha Iyer also lived there in Kizhakkethalai.I stillremember fondly the Sasthapreethi celebrations in the village.I also recently visited the village, though I could not visit the house my grand father used to stya.But the opposite neighbours very courtiously invited us in.We also visited the ‘Akkarai temple- Shanti Durga Temple’ which was renovated recently.


    12 Sep 07 at 10:53 am

  3. namaste
    great blog, thank you
    i spent 6 mo in india and i long to get back home!
    om shanti


    28 Feb 08 at 1:48 pm

  4. Your blog is so very impressive, i would love to take your advise on building a house in Mukteshwar, Kumaon.

    Mary Ann Bhardwaj

    8 Jul 08 at 3:19 pm

  5. Dear Sir,
    It has been a nice experience to go through your blogs on variety of subjects. I enjoyed the whole saturday afternoon reading your blogs. Your narration on your first employment brought in many memories of my first employment. Touching the earth, Live in the present, words of wisdom happiness in your reach etc are the key words in ishayoga. Thanks.


    12 Sep 09 at 9:04 am


    12 Sep 09 at 9:24 am

  6. Dear Sir,

    I happened to read some of your blogs. I just goggled for Thirunellai after having read about T.N.Seshan, and I hit your site. It was wonderful reading .

    Do you stay in Chennai.
    Keep writing



    16 May 12 at 9:21 am

  7. Dear Mr T R Venkateswaran

    My wife is the granddaughter of T R Sesha Iyer, son of T S Lakshminarayanan (Ecchakkutty).


    22 Jun 12 at 1:05 am

  8. Dear Mr Raghuraman,

    We (1966 batch BSc(Ag)of AC&RI,Coimbatore) have been trying to locate you for the past few months. We are into organizing the Golden Jubilee of our graduation. We need to know your contact details to send the invitation letter as well as biodata proforma (a Directory is planned). So, pl. contact me at 09810550485 or TS Shivasankar (8754279209) or G.Navaneethan (9444088959) or S. Nagarajan (9884627600) immediately.
    G. Narayanasamy

    Dr. G. Narayanasamy

    4 Aug 15 at 11:50 pm

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