WHO IS LONDON SWAMINATHAN?-1(Post No.10,306)

73 year old young man in London today

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 10,306

Date uploaded in London – –   6 NOVEMBER  2021         

Contact – swami_48@yahoo.com

Pictures are taken from various sources for spreading knowledge.

this is a non- commercial blog. Thanks for your great pictures.

tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

London Swaminathan is the President of All World Anti WhatsApp Society!

Please continue further……………….

British Parliament Committee Room on Casteism 

AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK I am asked by one of my readers to send him or her my profile. They become curious after reading my 6000+ articles.

Where?

tamilandvedas.com

swamiindology.blogspot.com

about what?

Everything under the sun; but only non fiction

I want to satisfy their curiosity. Occasionally I tell my two sons some interesting anecdotes in my life. They tell me ‘Dad You Must write your auto biography’. I told them I am neither Mahatma Gandhi nor Jawaharlal Nehru nor Paramahamsa Yogananda to write an autobiography. But circumstances force me to write something about me now and then. I wrote about Goenka Empire, RSS, Editor AN Sivaraman, My Father V Santanam, My mother Mrs Rajalakshmi Santanam, Visits to temples and Religious gatherings, Gopalakrishna Bhagavathar Bhajan, Swamiji Krishna, Swami Santhananda, Puttaparthi Baba, Kanchi Paramacharya, Sringeri Mahasannidhanam, my visits to different countries and museums and learning Sanskrit and visiting British Library in London etc. The attached pictures will tell you more about me, but very briefly:

With Writer Jayamohan in London

Who is Santanam Swaminathan or London Swaminathan-

A man born in Keelvazur near Nagapattinam on 6th November 1948, but lived mostly in Madurai, called by British Broadcasting Corporation to do BBC Tamil broadcasting on 1st January 1987.

Worked for 43 years continuously from February 1, 1971 until January 31, 2014 as

Senior Sub Editor, Dinamani, Madurai for 16 years

BBC Tamil Broadcaster/Producer for 6 years or less

Part Time Tamil Tutor at SOAS, University of London from 1994 to 2014

Same time as Cambridge Tamil Examiner

Other part time work included Manager of London Tamil Sangam, Health Advocacy Project Manager, Health Advocacy /Home office Interpreter.

Worked in Newham University Hospital for 13 years in the Health Advocacy Department.

Hindu Chaplain in HMS Prisons in England

(Except Dinamani, all other jobs in London, UK)

xxx

With Prime Minister David Cameron in his house during Diwali Dinner

Now

A Blog writer with 6000++++ articles

Hospital Chaplaincy Volunteer

Producer of Gnanamayam Channel twice a week

President of All World Anti WhatsApp Society!

Why?

My friends bombard me with 300 messages every day and ask me questions about what I write.

How dare they ask me questions!

What is your qualification?

I am a MAMA!

That is double MA.

MA in History (Second Class), Madurai University

MA in English Literature (Third Class), S V University, Tirupati

But I am not ashamed to say I passed English MA in third class. Even world famous English write R K Narayan failed in English. Please read his life story.

I have passed B Sc Botany with Chemistry and Zoology.

But Maths is my enemy! I scrapped through school final with 35 marks. But first class marks in other subjects. So first class in S S LC (equal to G C S E).

When I told my father that I got only 35 in Maths.

He said to me, ‘Don’t worry my son. I failed in SSLC!’

Am I not lucky to get such a dad?

He failed academically but become a freedom fighter, jailed with K Kamaraj and became News Editor , Dinamani Madurai. His name is V Santanam. He translated Anna Karenina of Leo Tolstoy in 1950s. His story is in this blog already. He led a successful life.

In addition to the above I passed

All five Bhagavad Gita Examinations of Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan

All Sanskrit courses of Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan and Chittoor Samskrita Bhasa Pracharini Sabha.

Higher Diploma in French

I taught Journalism in Madurai University.

I ran certificate course in Journalism as part of Aarathy Institute of Journalism in Madurai

How many brothers and sisters?

Five Brothers and a Sister

Honoured by Mr Prabhakar Kaza at Mahalakshmi Temple, London
with Tamil Film Actress Suhasini in BBC Studio in London

 

Who are your Gurus?

For Tamil V G Srinivasan of Madurai Setupati High School, where I studied.

For History and Archaeology- Dr R Nagaswamy with whom I travelled 1000 miles on archaeological tour as part of Two Week Certificate Course  in Epigaphy course.

Who are your spiritual Gurus?

1.Father taught me Gayatri, Ramalinga Swamigal poems & Tryambaka Mantra

Swami Santhananda of Pudukkottai taught me a short mantra

Swamiji Krishna of Aykkudi near Tenkasi gave me proper Mantropadesa.

My Dinamani Newspaper Colleague SRI Venkataraman gave me Durga mantra.

As per my elder brother Srinivasan’s advice, I  started reading certain slokas.

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Are you an author?

Yes , Published four Tamil books; all non fiction.

Are you a practising Hindu?

Yes , as a Brahmin, belonging to Kausika Gotra of Yajur Veda, I do daily rituals.

Do you do public service?

I was holding meetings or concerts for 18 years, almost every month under World Hindu Mahsangam, London Sath Sangham, Tamil Heritage Foundation etc.

Now a trustee of World Hindu Mahasangam; stopped doing physical activities.

Do you know astrology?

 I will answer you with some interesting anecdotes.

with NHS staff in Newham University Hospital, London

at Highgate Murugan Temple, London

to be continued…..

tags- London Swaminathan, Santanam Swaminathan

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4 Comments

  1. Kannan B

     /  November 6, 2021

    My hearty congratulation on your birthday.
    Awesome! I scramble thro’ dictionary failing to find suitable word to eulogise you.
    Go ahead, pursue your efforts!
    HE is there!
    Kannan
    New Delhi

  2. santhanam nagarajan

     /  November 6, 2021

    super
    Wish you a Happy Birth Day

  3. Venugopal Krishnamoorthi

     /  November 7, 2021

    இந்த மாமனிதரை எனக்கு தெரியும் என்பதைவிட , இவருக்கு என்னை தெரியும் ….”செல்வத்தின் திறவுகோல் “.,.என்ற 100 ஆண்டுகள் பழமையான புஸ்தகத்தை நான் புதுப்பிக்கிறேன் என்பதால் ..அதற்கும் இந்த பெருமகனார் காரணம் ..புஸ்தகம் அச்சாகி சென்னை வந்து விட்டது..மழை அதிகமாய் இருப்பதால் எடுத்து வர முடியவில்லை ..இன்னும் இரு தினங்களில் வந்துவிடும் ..சந்திக்கிறேன் ..வாழ்த்தக் வயசு , தகுதி இல்லை …”இன்னும் ஒரு நூறாண்டு இருங்கள்” என அடிபணிகிறேன் ..

  4. THANKS FOR THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE BOOK.

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