Jegath Gaspar Raj

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Rev.Fr.Jegath Gaspar Raj
Born 22 January 1966
Kanjampuram, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
Residence Chennai
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Indian
Institutions Catholic Priest, Diocease of Kottar
Known for Tamil Maiyam, Chennai Sangamam, CTACIS(Tamilar thozhil varthaga perumandram)

Jegath Gaspar Raj is a Chennai-based Catholic priest. He is the founder of the Tamil Maiyam organisation and co creator of the Chennai Sangamam festival. During 1995–2001 he served as the director of the Tamil service for Radio Veritas. He is also the organiser of the Idea-GiveLife Chennai International Marathon. He is also the founder of the Naller publications, a book publishing company. In 2009, during the final stages of Eelam War IV, he functioned as an intermediary between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1][2][3]

He also founded an organisation for business personalities of Tamil as a mother tongue. This is called THAMIZHAR THOZHIL VARTHGA PERUMANDRAM. All the members meet once in a week to discuss and improve their respective businesses.


  1. ^ "Marathon fever on". The Hindu. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Engineering colleges should have Tamil scholars". The Hindu. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ Manikandan, K. (27 June 2005). "Eagerly awaiting Ilayaraja's `Thiruvasagam'". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-01-28.