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Muttaiya Annamalai Muthiah Ramaswamy
|Born||30 September 1931|
|Died||2 December 2015(aged 84)|
|Occupation||Present 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. 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. He was also popular in the racing circles of Chennai city and winner of 600 horse racing classics.
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.
- "Venkaiah, Ramaswamy elected to Rajya Sabha". The Hindu. 24 June 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "Western Garnet draws up A.P. investment plan". The Hindu. 30 August 2002. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy felicitated". The Hindu. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- Industrialist M.A.M Ramaswamy passes away at 84[permanent dead link]
- Industrialist MAM Ramaswamy passes away
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