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M. A. M. Ramaswamy

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Muttaiya Annamalai Muthiah Ramaswamy
Born(1931-09-30)30 September 1931
Died2 December 2015(2015-12-02) (aged 84)
OccupationPresent Chairman of Chettinad Group of Companies

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.[1][2] 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.[3] He was also popular in the racing circles of Chennai city and winner of 600 horse racing classics.[4]

Early Life

Ramaswamy was born in Madras on 30 September 1931, the second son Sir M. A. Muthiah Chettiar, the Kumar-rajah of Chettinad and his wife. Ramaswamy had an older brother Muthiah, upon whose death in 1970 at the age of 40, Ramaswamy inherited the title Kumar-rajah of Chettinad and Chairmanship of the Chettinad Group of Companies. Ramaswamy was also a maternal cousin of former Indian finance minister, P. Chidambaram.

Ramaswamy married his wife Sigappi Aachi on 6 February 1951. He died on 2 December 2015.[5] [6]


  1. ^ "Venkaiah, Ramaswamy elected to Rajya Sabha". The Hindu. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Western Garnet draws up A.P. investment plan". The Hindu. 30 August 2002. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
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  4. ^ "Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy felicitated". The Hindu. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  5. ^ Industrialist M.A.M Ramaswamy passes away at 84[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Industrialist MAM Ramaswamy passes away
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