P. S. Raman

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Pattabhi Sundar Raman
Born 7 November 1960
Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Senior Advocate
Known for Former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu
  • V.P. Raman (father)

Pattabhi Sundar Raman (born November 7, 1960) is an Indian Senior Advocate and former Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu. He is the younger son of former Advocate-General and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam politician V. P. Raman. His son has been voted as most handsome man in south India by a popular vote.

Early life and education[edit]

Pattabhi Sundar Raman was born on November 7, 1960. His father is Indian lawyer V. P. Raman who served as the Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu from 1977 to 1979.[1][2] His elder brother is the popular stage and television personality Mohan V. Ram.

Sundar Raman did his schooling in Vidya Mandir, Chennai and graduated in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.[1] Raman obtained his law degree from the Madras Law College.[1][2]


Raman started practising as a lawyer in 1985[1] and founded the law firm Raman and Associates on the death of his father in 1991.[2]

Raman practised in the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court of India[2] and was, in September 2004, designated a senior advocate of the Madras High Court.[1] On June 11, 2006, Raman was appointed Additional Advocate-General in place of R. Mutthukumaraswamy who had resigned.[3] Raman became the Advocate-General on July 29, 2009, when the serving Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu G. Masilamani tendered his resignation.[1][2]


When senior politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Indian National Congress withdrew from appearing on behalf of Megha Distributors, a lottery promotion agency challenging a lottery ban imposed by the Government of Kerala due to criticism from the Kerala state unit of the party, Raman took over the case.[4] This action was severely criticized by the state cabinet and Chief Minister of Kerala V. S. Achuthanandan as well as senior Congress politician and Oommen Chandy.[4] Eventually, at the advice of M. Karunanidhi, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Raman offered to withdraw from the case.[5]