M. Anto Peter

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M. Anto Peter Ramesh (26 April 1967 – 12 July 2012) was a Tamil Software vendor and technical writer.

Peter was born in 1967, in, Arumuganeri, Tuticorin district, and later he moved on to Chennai. Primary Schooling in St. Dominic Savio Primary School-Chennai Perambur, High School in Don Bosco Higher secondory school in perambur Chennai, Radio officer course in Ramana Institute Adyar. He was the first batch student when computer science was introduced in Polytechnic and obviously completed his Diploma in Computer Science and further developed himself with a Degree in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Business Administration specialising in Marketing. He was one of the well-known computer professional in India who started many missions to spread the computer education to Indian youths at his late 20s. He was the Managing Director of Softview Media College through which he educates the students in the field of Multimedia, Print Media, Graphics, Animation and also develops Tamil fonts and Tamil typing Software.


Anto Peter was the first to start introduce Multimedia training and has conducted more than 500 seminars on job opportunities in the field of multimedia and gives free consultancy for setting up a small-scale entrepreneurship. Peter was the managing director of the institution where students are given training in multimedia, print media, graphics, animation and development of Tamil fonts and Tamil typing software. He has conducted more than 500 seminars on job opportunities in the field of multimedia. People close to him said he used to give even free guidance to young entrepreneurs.[1]

Anto Peter was the member of Tamil Software Development Fund and Semmozch Conference, Semozchi Digital Library, Board of Studies in the University of Madras and 12 five-year plan committee which was represented by the Government of Tamil Nadu. In addition, he was the Governing Council Member of Tamil Valarchi Kazhagam for the year 2007-08.[2]

He died on 12 July 2012 at 3:00 am [Indian Standard Time], of a heart attack. He has actively participated in all worldwide Tamil computing related Conferences and has submitted around 26 Research papers on Tamil computing development.

He was the first to start a Tamil E-zine named Tamilcinema.com,[3] as early as 1997 which still today is very popular among the Tamil community around the globe.[4] This was the only E-zine which was advertised in all the media as it was the first of its kind when the other entertainment news providers were still publishing the news in Paper format.[5]


Written in English[edit]

  • Macromedia Hand Book
  • Multimedia Hand Book
  • Key Board Shortcuts

Written in Tamil[edit]

  • Computer Virus
  • Adoble Premiere
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Corel Draw
  • Tamil 99 Brailee Hand Book
  • What we can learn in Computer?
  • Mobile Phone Terminology
  • Learn Computer
  • Learn Computer Tamil Typing
  • Multimedia Q & A
  • Computer Job Ready?
  • Internet Guide
  • Computer Q & A
  • Information Technology Terminology
  • Tamil & Computer
  • Learn Internet within 24 Hours
  • Computer related studies!
  • Basics of Multimedia
  • Graphics & Animation
  • Computer related small business


Anto Peter holds the many posts and EC membership for many association and Membership in State and Central Government Associations that are as follows:

  1. Kani Tamizh Sangam – President[6]
  2. Tamil Heritage Foundation - Secretary [7]
  3. Tamil Software Development Fund - Member represented by Tamil Nadu Govt.[citation needed]
  4. Semmozhi Conference - Member represented by Tamil Nadu Govt.[citation needed]
  5. Semmozhi - Digital Library - Mysore - Member represented by India Govt.[citation needed]
  6. 12th Five Year plan committee - Member represented by Tamil Nadu Govt.[citation needed]
  7. Member of Board of studies - University of Madras - Tamil Nadu Govt.[citation needed]
  8. 16 bit Unicode Standardisation - Member represented by Tamil Nadu Govt.[citation needed]
  9. U.Ve.Sa. Library - Governing Council Member[8]
  10. Tamil Valarchi Kazhagam - Governing Council Member (2007–2008)[9]


He has won several Government Awards for his books in Information Technology which are as follows:

  1. Tamizhum Kaniporium (Tamil and Computer) Best book government award in 2004.[citation needed]
  2. Best Author Award in 2007 at the Neyveli Book Fair subsided by Central Government.[citation needed]
  3. Bharathi Literarian award 2010 by Shiram group.[citation needed]
  4. Periyar 2012 Award by Periyar Muthamizh mandram.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Anto Peter (13 July 2012). "Computing expert Anto Peter dies". Times of India. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Peter, Anto. "Tamil Language Computing Champion Anto Peter passed away". Jagaranjosh. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120303095413/http://www.tamilcinema.com/. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Tamil Inaya Sitrithazhkal; Theni.M.Subramani; pg.11
  5. ^ Tamil Inaya Ithazhkal; Anna Kannan; pg.25
  6. ^ https://archive.is/20120710031812/http://kanithamizh.in/Kani_Tamil_Sangam_Executive_Council_Members.htm. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120127222141/http://www.tamilheritage.org/old/ec/ec.html. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120718034307/http://uvesalibrary.org/members.htm. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110215055929/http://www.tamilvk.com/Members.asp. Archived from the original on February 15, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)