R. Ramanathan Chettiar (1913-1995), son of S. Rm. Ramaswamy Chettiar Trust, he said. Listing all the luxury cars (2 Rolls Royces, two Benz, 2 Audi, etc.) Declaring total war on ‘Ayyappan’, Dr Ramaswamy recounted how he and his late wife Sigappi had been cheated of all their properties and trusteeships, including control of the Chettinad Cement Corporation, the manufacturing company started by his father and the Chettinad Health City, which Mr Ramaswamy himself founded by selling land around the Chettinad Palace and depositing all the proceeds in the Rajah Muthiah Education and Charitable Trust. Ramaswamy The pitiable tale of the scion of the Chettinad ‘Rajahs’, who once had 1,00,000 acres of fertile land in Burma, a Chettinad bank with 100 branches and properties all over Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, was told in lurid detail, in public glare. M A M Ramaswamy, the man who once controlled the 103-year-old Chettinad Group, one of Tamil Nadu’s oldest family-run businesses with interests in cement, engineering, logistics, minerals, education, healthcare and plantations, is now caught in a family feud that has pitted him against his adopted son M A M R Muthiah, who controls the Group and its flagship Chettinad Cements. According to me, he can be only S. Ayyappan and not M A M R Muthiah. “I stay in hotels,” Mr Ramaswamy said, drawing attention to the devious lengths his former son has gone to in denying him even the minimum courtesies. We have updated our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Tehelka – Investigations, Latest News, Politics, Analysis, Blogs, Culture, Photos, Videos, Podcasts Ramaswamy declaring on Tuesday that he had disowned his adopted son M.A.M.R. The escalating Chettinad family feud has taken a fresh twist with industrialist M.A.M. He accepted that he had “committed a blunder in having adopted such a person and having seen his true colours I was not able to relish even a minute thinking he is my son. Read more about No compromise with foster son, says M A M Ramaswamy on Business Standard. Certain properties had already been transferred to these trusts, he added. Muthiah (also known as Ayyappan).. Ramaswamy’s family feud turns ugly, M.A.M. 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 born in Madras on 30 September 1931, the second son Sir M. A. Muthiah Chettiar, the Kumar-rajah of Chettinad and his wife. Mayor of Madras (1951-52). Answering a volley of questions patiently for an hour and half in the presence of his cousin A.C. Muthiah, Mr Ramaswamy recounted all the cruelty inflicted on him at the age of 83 by his former adopted son who has foisted cases on him and set goondas upon his servants in the Chettinad Palace. Ramaswami Chettiar. Muthiah, formerly known as Ayyappan before he was adopted by Ramswamy and his wife Sigappi Achi in 1996, Mr Ramaswamy said on … M. Ramaswamy. It’s a support for truth and fairness in journalism. “I have disowned him, and do not wish to call him my son. “We adopted him without following the mandatory customs of the Nattukuottai Nagarathar community,” he said adding that Mr. Muthiah (rechristined so after adoption) had not performed the annual rituals for his mother. The escalating >Chettinad family feud has taken a fresh twist with industrialist M.A.M. 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. Muthiah.”. Hence there is no question of any rapprochement,” Mr Ramaswamy declared in a formal statement as well, which was released to the media. Ramaswamy moves HC for police case against staffer, Shareholders vote against MAM’s re-nomination as director, Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu’s dilemma — To reopen schools or not, Yours in exasperation for the final time: Farewell from Mr. Mathrubootham, Sip whole leaf: Assam tea gets a new form, Soon in Chennai: a new lake with island parks and a mountainous Miyawaki forest, ‘Peninsula’ movie review: Zombie overkill, Weekly Bytes | Microsoft 365's new features, Meet’s attendance reports, and more, ‘Uncle Frank’ movie review: An underwhelming road trip, NPRD to send sipper to Taloja jail for Stan Swamy, urges other disability rights organisations to do the same, ‘Coolie No. This has emotionally affected me,” Mr. Ramaswamy said. Whatever the law may be, he is no more my son. Muthiah, formerly known as Ayyappan before he was adopted by Ramswamy and his wife Sigappi Achi in 1996, Mr Ramaswamy said on Tuesday that whatever little property and shares he still owns are being bequeathed to two charities – the Dr M.A.M. “As per the Nagarathar customs, he is expected to perform annual rituals and he has not done it. If you continue to use our site, you agree to the updated Policies. Mr. Ayyappan was adopted in 1996 by Mr. Ramaswamy and his wife Sigappi Aachi. This is the root cause.”. Mr Ramaswamy also recounted how ‘Ayyappan’ had not performed the annual rituals in remembrance f his mother Sigappi Achi and hence had not upheld the Nagarathar customs. Friend Ramaswamy was born on April 13, 1913, in India. He also felt sad that drugs which were sent to him from Chettinad Health City had been stopped by Mr. Ayyappan. He is emphatic that “he shall not perform any ceremonies or obsequies on my demise.”, Describing his grandchildren as angels, Mr Ramaswamy said that ‘Ayyappan had stopped sending them to see their grandfather. We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. “I have written and registered a will that all the assets which may be left at the time of my death would go only to the said trusts and not MAMR Muthiah or anyone claiming on his behalf or under him,” he said. Mr. Ramaswamy was upset that he had not received any interest payment for a deposit that he had made in Chettinad Cements. Muthiah (also known as Ayyappan). Subscribe to The Hindu now and get unlimited access. "I have few days left (in my life). M.A.M Ramaswamy publicly disowns adopted son, Subscribe to Morning Filter & Evening Wrap newsletter, Watch | Cyclone Nivar: scenes from across Tamil Nadu, Chettinad Group feud: Muthiah ready to accept fair resolution, M.A.M. Formally disowning M.A.M.R. Hence I thought it fit to terminate the adoption relationship as in our community the adoption was against mandatory custom”, he said in his statement. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. One of the horses had crashed into the wall and died, Mr Ramaswamy said with a tinge of sadness. He buys them himself from the local pharmacy. The 84-year-old scion of the Chettinad family of industrialists said: “It is fit to terminate the adoption relationship in our community as the adoption was against the mandatory custom.” Presently, M. A. M. Ramaswamy holds the position of Chairman for Chettinad Morimura Semiconductor Material Pvt Ltd. and Chairman for Madras Race Club. Mr Muthiah will be managing the newly created trusts that will be for health, education and other charitable purposes. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings. 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. Politician of the Justice Party and provincial minister in the Madras Presidency (1936-37). “I have not received any interest payment or the principal amount,” he said. Printable version | Nov 28, 2020 10:13:41 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/mam-ramaswamy-publicly-disowns-adopted-son/article7298583.ece, DMK youth wing leader was about to begin poll campaign in Thirukuvalai. In a new turn in the family drama of one of the famous business conglomerates in South India, M A M Ramaswamy, Chairman Emeritus of Chettinad Group of Companies, today said disowned his adopted son M The 84-year-old scion of the Chettinad family of industrialists said: "It is fit to terminate the adoption relationship in our community as the adoption was against the mandatory custom.". The retinue of servants at the palace is also being maintained by him from his personal wealth. Copyright © 2015 - 2020 Deccan Chronicle. In a parting kick in the statement, Mr Ramswamy declares, “Whatever the law may be, he is no more my son. Annamalai Chettiar. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. M. A. Muthiah Chettiar (1905-1980), politician, philanthropist and oldest son of S. Rm. Mr A.C. Muthiah, former chairman of SPIC and related companies, chipped in periodically to substantiate what his cousin was elaborating about how Chettinad Cements was ‘hijacked’ by M.A.M.R.Muthiah.