L. V. Ramaswami Iyer

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L. Vishwanatha Ramaswami Iyer (25 October 1895 – 31 January 1948), popularly known as L. V. R, was an Indian linguist who specialized in Dravidian languages. He is remembered as a pioneer of Malayalam and Tulu linguistics.

Early life and education[edit]

Ramaswami Iyer was born in Trichur to L. R. Vishwanatha Iyer, a retired Inspector of schools with the Department of Public Instruction, Madras Presidency. Ramaswami Iyer had his schooling in Trichur and graduated from the Maharajah's College, Ernakulam.[1]


  1. ^ Subramoniam, V. I.; Nair, B. Gopinathan (1978). "Biographical Notes on L. V. Ramaswamy Iyer by C. L. Anthony". L. V. Ramaswamy Iyer and Seshagiri Prabhu. Dravidian Linguistics Association. pp. 1–3.