R. Ramanathan Chettiar
Ramaswami Ramanathan Chettiar
|Member of Lok Sabha for Karur|
|Prime Minister||Jawaharlal Nehru,|
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
|Preceded by||K. Periasami Gounder|
|Succeeded by||C. Muthuswamy Gounder|
|Member of Lok Sabha for Pudukkottai|
|Prime Minister||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Preceded by||K. M. Vallatharasu|
|Succeeded by||R. Umanath|
|Mayor of Madras|
|Preceded by||P. V. Cherian|
|Succeeded by||C. H. Sibgatullah Saheb|
|Born||30 September 1913|
Madras, British India
|Died||12 December 1995 (aged 82)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Ramaswami Ramanathan Chettiar (30 September 1913 – 12 December 1995) was an Indian businessman, politician and bureaucrat who served as member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India and Mayor of Madras.
Ramanathan Chettiar was a member of the Indian National Congress and played an active role in the Indian Independence Movement. He served as a councillor in the Corporation of Madras from 1948 to 1952. In 1949 he was selected Sheriff of Madras and in 1950 was elected Mayor of Madras, serving in both cases for a year.
In the 1957 Lok Sabha elections, Ramanathan Chettiar was elected to the Indian parliament from the Pudukkottai Lok Sabha constituency. He was again elected for the period 1962–1967, this time from the Karur constituency.
Ramanathan Chettiar was the first director of the Reserve Bank of India. He also served as a member of the executive committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and as chairman of the Indian Handicrafts Development Corporation.
P. V. Cherian
| Mayor of Madras
C. H. Sibgatullah Saheb