Date of Birth : 26.08.1947
Educational Qualification : B.E. Mechanical from College of Engineering, Guindy.chennai - A.M.I.E., M.H.M.S. (Master of Homeopathy Medical Science) .
Sports : Rifle Shooting, Swimming, etc.
Hobbies :Photography, Reading, Music, Computer and Travelling widely to many countries like, U.S.A, U.K., Republic of China, China, Middle East, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkey and others.
Extempore Humorous Orator in English and Tamil.
Married to Mrs. NALLAMMAI RAMANATHAN, BBA
graduate Past A.C. Member and Past District Chairman of Inner Wheel District 323 – (2000 - 2001). A Social activist and Executive Director of Abirami Mega Mall. Blessed with two little cute grand children.
Son Siva a BBA graduate from Singapore.
Daughter Meenakshi B.A., A National shooter married to an industrialist manufacturing food pulp and kraft paper in a large scale.
Adopted his Native Village Pulankurichi of Sivagangai District, (This is the first time an individual is adopting a village in Tamil Nadu) in Tamil Nadu and pledged to spend Rs. 50 Lakhs per year for benefit of the community.
For the first year five temples of his village were renovated
For the second year 110 solar powered street lights were installed at a cost of about Rs. 30 Lakhs and was appreciated by everybody for giving uninterrupted light during night times when power fails or power cut is imposed
For the third year built Nallammai Ramanathan Kalyana Mandapam at a cost of around Rs. One Crore and given free of any charges to conduct marriages including vessels, furnitures etc.
Successfully runs a hospital mainly for the downtrodden in Maraimalai Nagar, the suburb of Chennai through Rotary Club of Maraimalai Nagar
Donates liberally for temples, education, health and marriages. Has Built various schools, and hospitals
Donated Rs. 2.5 Lakhs to build and equip a classroom at Karpagavalli Bala Patasala, a 200 year old school at Mylapore through Lions Club of Teynampet
Built and donated a building for an Elementary School at Pulankurichi Village, Sivagangai District with 6 class rooms
Built and donated an old age Education Centre at Perambur at a cost of Rs. 1 Lakh Donated Computers worth to Rs. 50,000/- to the above centre
Participated in the building of an Assembly Hall cum Laboratory for the Gangadeeswarar Koil Corporation Higher Secondary School by donating Rs.2.5 Lakhs in the Namakku Naame Scheme
Supports the down-trodden by issuing scholarships every year. Helps the down-trodden by supporting marriages
Erected many Borewells to Schools, Colleges and Temples
Running a subsidised Hygienic Canteen for the old and the villagers of Pulankurichi Village. They also enjoy free facilities as TV, News Papers etc.,
Founder Trustee and donor to Rotary Club of Madras Central, TTK, VHS Blood Bank, which is a monument today
During the year 1998-1999 conducted a Star Cricket Match at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. Out of the funds raised from this about Rs.10 Lakhs was donated to Corporation of Madras and Rs.10 Lakhs to Rotary Foundation.
During the year 1999-2000 Homage to Kargil Heroes was conducted in a very very big way involving 9000 Rotarians, Inner Wheel Members and Students
During the year 1999-2000 conducted one of the biggest Blood Donation Camps ever held at Madras and about 1700 units of blood were collected
Built a building for the Panchayat School at Neelankarai at a cost of about Rs.2 Lakhs in 1991
Built and donated an ICU for Margaret Sydney Hospital, a project of Rotary Club of Madras Central at a total cost of about Rs.6.5 Lakhs
Built and donated a Medical Centre for Rotary Club of Maraimalai Nagar at a cost of about Rs.10 Lakhs
Furnished two class rooms at Thorapakkam Panchayat School through Rotary Club of Perungudi at a cost of about Rs.40,000/-
Supporting the downtrodden by donating for marriages every year to the value of around Rs. 50,000/-
Supporting the downtrodden by scholarships for around Rs. 2 Lakhs every year
Donated a Public Address System to Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore
Chairman - Tiruvannamalai Esaniakulam Trust object to renovate the Esaniakulam in the girivalam of Tiruvannamalai
Chairman - Nallammai Ramanathan Hospital Trust at Maraimalai Nagar
Donated a Silver Kavacham at a cost of about Rs.1.75 Lakhs to the Nandhi at Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore
Renovated the Palanquin for the Kapaleeswarar Temple’s Arupathimoovar Festival 4 years back
Donated a CCTV Camera System to Kapaleeswarar Temple, Chennai
Appointed as Committee Member for the Kapaleeswarar Temple, Kumbabhishegam and donated Gold Plating of one of the Kalasams of the Rajagopuram at a cost of about Rs. 1,60,000/-
Renovated a 300 year old Temple at Perambur in Madras at a cost of Rs. 1 Lakh.
Was responsible for the Ashtabandana Applications for all the deities in Kapaleeswarar Temple during Kumbhabishegam
Being the President of his home town Pulankurichi Village, built a Sivan Temple and Vishnu Temple for which he donated around Rs.16 Lakhs. This Temple has the following deities, Vinayagar, Sahasralingam, Singaravelar, Thakshinamoorthy, Kasilingam, Durgai, Sakkarathalvar, Venkatachalapathy, Panchamuga Aanjaneyar, Karudalwar and Navagraham with Consorts and Vaganams. All the above deities are in independent Sunnadhies.
Also maintains the above Temple at a cost of Rs. 15,000/- per month
In association with Nagarathars conducted the Second Kumbabhishegam of Arulmigu Singaravelar Temple at a cost of few Lakhs of Rupees.
Joining hands with the Natives of the Village renovated and conducted the Kumbabhishegam function of Arulmigu Angalaparameshwari Amman Temple.
Elected Unanimously as District Governor Rotary District 3230 for the year 2003 - 2004 (99th year of Rotary)
|Home Club||:||ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS CENTRAL – R.I.DIST.3230|
|Classification||:||Motion Picture Exhibiting.|
|Date of joining||:||16-02-1987|
SERVICE IN ROTARY (Club level) - PAUL HARRIS FELLOW MAJOR DONOR
|Director – Vocational Service||:||1988-90|
|Vice - President||:||1994-95|
DISTRICT POSITIONS HELD - R.I. DIST.3230
|District Conference Official||:||1989-90|
|District Conference Official||:||1992-93|
|District Conference Official||:||1995-96|
|Governors Group Representative||:||1996-97|
|Dist. Foundation Co-Chairman||:||1996-97|
|Dist. Conference Chairman||:||1997-98|
|Dist. Chairman, Film Festival (Independence Day)||:||1997-98|
|Dist. Chairman, Rotary News Today Film Award||:||1997-98|
|Dist. Chairman, Fairs, Events & Seminars||:||1998-99|
|Chairman, STAR CRICKET MATCH||:||1998-99|
|District Chairman – Special Projects||:||1999-2000|
|Chairman - Kargil March||:||1999-2000|
|District Chairman - Events and Seminars||:||2000-2001|
|District Conference Chairman||:||2001-02|
|District Governor Nominee||:||2002-03|
|Mentor for Region 8||:||2008-09|
|Councilor of Special Projects Marathan||:||2009-10|
|Councilor - Conference||:||2011-12|
|Councilor to District||:||2012-13|
|Advisor District Conference||:||2013-14|
|Counsellor - Resources||:||2015-16|
Abirami Ramanathan’s Contribution for modernizing of Indian Cinema Halls
First to introduce the following modern techiniques in the four Cinema halls of Abirami Mega Mall in India paving the path for Indian Cinema Halls to rise to International standards
DTS (Digital Theatre Sound) System in India
Computer Ticketing in India
Dial-A-Ticket and tickets will be home delivered
E-ticketing where any movie goers can print his own ticket
Dolby Stereo System in a Tamil Language theatre
Digital projection in South India,
Dowloading of movies via satellite to cinema halls.
Pick up and drop facility in limousine.
Created Abirami Mega Mall - First Mall – Family Entertainment Center (FEC) of its kind in India with Egyptian theme to international standards consisting of 3 floors of Shopping, 18 Counter Food Court, Gaming Area, Entertainment, 4 Cinema Theatres which have created a world record with 222 films each having a run of 100 days, 35 films each a silver jubilee and won the best theatre award many times and for the first time in the world a Roof-Top Drive-in Restaurant yet to be opened.
Created the first 5 star theatre of India – Swarna Sakthi Abirami and Shree Annai Abirami – with chairs which recline 100% with a butler on wait. The lobby and the wash rooms are also air conditioned. For the first time photo cards and displays are through digital screens. The ambience is of a 2000 year palace of Egypt and China respectively.
Created the first 7 Star theatre of India – Abirami 7 Star with unique features like massage chairs, reclining seats and waiter on call facilities. The lobby waiting rooms and the washrooms are all fully air conditioned. The ambience is of the Spanish Opera House. The screen is 3-D capable.
Created a Snow Cave by name Abirami Mega Snow World with 50Ft. high firy ice slide, where 5 tonnes of pure crystallized snow manufactured per day out of mineral water at minus six degrees with 50 tonnes snow on the floor which is considered as the best entertainment in India.
1st of its kind in the world – Multi colourful snow dancing floor - A safe dance floor for all ages. Dance to the music of the Arctic music group – Penguins, Polar bears, Dolphins.
Created Abirami Kids World with all games and entertainment for children at Abirami Mega Mall.
Introduced for the first time in Tamil Nadu Novel amusement area of “KISSING CARS” at Abirami Mega Mall
Introduced Teen’s world at Abirami Mega Mall which is now the center of attraction of teen agers of Chennai.
The latest is India’s First Futuristic Theatre – Robot Bala Abirami with unique spaceship theme.
Instituted for the first time in India Awards for Small Budget Tamil films.
Was General Secretary of Film Federation of India.
Was VICE-PRESIDENT of The Film Federation of India.
Was the PRESIDENT of The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.
Was the Treasurer of the Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitor Association.
Was Additional President of Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors Association.
Was the Hony. Secretary of the South Indian Film Chamber for 5 Years.
Was the Hony. Vice-President of The South Indian Film Chamber for 4 Years.
Was Executive Committee Member of Southern India Chamber of Commerce for 5 Years.
President, Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatre Owners’ Federation.
President, Chennai City Film Exhibitors’ Association.
President of The Madras Film Society.
Continuous to be committee Member in The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce continuously from 1983 and in Film Federation of India from 1991.
Producer of many TV serials. Some of them are
“Sutrula Vaanga” after 200 episodes still having a good popular run.- DD Podhigai
“Deiva Darisanam” for 52 weeks - DD Podhigai
“Namma Ooru “ for 150 weeks - DD Podhigai
“Pandigai Palagaram “ - DD Podhigai
“Mayavi Marichan” for 50 weeks - Sun Tv
“Master Mayavi” for 42 weeks - Sun Tv
“Devadai” for 66 episodes in prime time - Raj Tv
“Abirami – a family mega serial” - crossed successful run of 175 episodes. - Kalaignar Tv
Produced popular Aanmiga Serial “Sivaragasiyam” which has successfully completed 166 eposides in Zee Tamil Channel.
Producer of the Film “Panchamirutham” a children’s full length feature comedy film.
Produced a film for the Police of Chennai commemorating their 150th Year where All Police officials played their real role.
Financially supported many commercial films to name a few, BLOOD STONE starring Rajanikanth an English film co produced with an American company and ADIMAI CHANGILI Starring Arjun and others.
Distributed 100 Films so far starting with Rajathi Raja starring Superstar Rajni and some of the latest films are SIVAJI starring Rajanikanth, AYAN starring Surya, KANTHASWAMY starring Vikram, UNNAIPOL ORUVAN starring Kamal Haasan and others.
Born on 10th May, is a B.B.A., from Madras University. Happily married to Mr. Sv.Rm. RAMANATHAN, popularly known as Abirami Ramanathan, holding various posts in very many Associations. Blessed with two Children. Daughter Meenakshi (A national Shooter with 9 Golds in National Shooting Championship to her credit) is married to an Industrialist. Son R. Sivalingam, M.B.A., at Hariot and Watt University at Edinburgh. Proud Grandmother of two cute grand-children.
Executive Director of Abirami Theatres Private Limited, a four theatre in one complex, the most modern in South India. This theatre complex has been converted into a Mall, in the name of Abirami Mega Mall with world class food court shopping arcades and amusement areas. Partner, R. Meenakshi & Co., Playing Time Lessee of other theatres and Producer of TV Serials. Leading Distributor of Madras City Producer of the TV Serials MAYAVI MAARICHAN, MASTER MAYAVI (SUN TV) DEVADAI (RAJ TV), ABIRAMI (KALAIGNER TV), DEIVA DARISANAM, PANDIGAI PALAGARAM, NAMMA OORU, SUTRULA VAANGA (DD Podhigai), SUTRULA. Produced popular Aanmiga Serial “SIVARAGASIYAM” which has successfully completed 166 eposides in Zee Tamil Channel.
Inner Wheel is the oldest and the largest womens organization in the World for social service with head quarters in Manchester UK. There are more than 100,000 members Internationally in 27 countries.
Joined the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central as charter member and became the I.S.O. (International Service Organiser) of the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central during the year 1989-90. Won the “Best I.S.O. Award” of the Inner Wheel District 323.
Was the Treasurer of the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central during the year 1990-91.
Was the President of the Inner Wheel Club of Madras Central during the period 1991-92 and bagged the “Best Club Award”and the Attendance Award for the year. Also built a Classroom for a panchayat school from her own charitable trust. Successfully conducted many projects to help the downtrodden, also wrote and brought out a cookery book for the members of Inner Wheel.
Was the Conference Chairman for the Inner Wheel District Conference in the year 1992.
Was the District I.S.O. (International Service Organiser) of Inner Wheel District 323 and successfully conducted an International I.S.O. Meet the first in India, wherein more than 200 delegates from countries like Malaysia, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Mauritius and all over India participated and was chaired by the President of the International Inner Wheel. This event was reported, recognised and appreciated world wide during the year 1993-94, and was published in International Inner Wheel Newsletter.
Was the District Treasurer of the Inner Wheel District 323 during the year 1995-96 and conducted the unique Seminar on Banking.
Was the District Secretary of Inner Wheel during the year
Was the 1996-97. Also brought out a
Was the Video Presentation of all the projects of the Clubs in the District, which was the first of its kind.
Was the Conference Secretary of the District Conference, when the International President of Inner Wheel from New Zealand visited Madras.
Was the Club Extension Chairman for the year 1997-98 and won the award for extending and inaugurating a new Inner Wheel Club by name Inner Wheel Club of Nanganallur.
Was the Vice Chairman of Inner Wheel Dist.. 323 during the year 1998-99. Brought out a book on election procedures titled, “KNOW YOUR WAY TO LEADERSHIP”. This book won the appreciation of Inner Wheel Members all over the country.
Was the Co-convenor of the South Asia Pacific Rally in the Platinum Jubilee year.
Was the District Chairman of Inner Wheel District 323, this consists of all the Inner wheel clubs in North Tamil Nadu for the year 1999-2000.
For the first time in the Inner Wheel History of 323 conducted a joint installation of 25 clubs together
Conducted a Mega Artificial Limb camp at Karaikudi jointly with Inner Wheel District 321, where 100 limbs were provided.
Homage paid to Tamil Nadu martyr of Kargil at Marina beach and donations given to their families along with Rotary District 3230 on the Independence day.
Special prayers – Kuthuvilakku Pooja at Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple for Eradication of Polio by Inner Wheel members of 323.
Service through celebration continuously every year. “Mazhalai Oli” Diwali celebration for 500 underprivileged, handicapped and orphan children. This celebration is happening for the past 13 years till today.
Blood alliance - Seminar with University of Madras and Government of Tamil Nadu.
Conducted an International Chairmen Meet where 530 delegates participated. Delegates from Countries like Germany, Canada, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia etc. plus 15 districts at National level participated.
Mega blood Donation Camp at Government Arts College, Ponneri at Tiruppalayam Village. Students of NSS donated 100 units of blood and also at Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, Vysarpadi, where 100 units of blood donated by students.
Was the Association Council Member of Inner Wheel Club District 323 for the year 2000-2001.
Was the Member of the Altrusa International Madras Maithri Club and subsequently the Treasurer of the same for 2 years from 1995-97.
Was the Family Participation Chairman of Rotary District 3230. Created a Rota Fun World for the Rotary Annets and won the Rotary Governor’s Citation.
Was the Chairman for Talent Promotion for Rotary District 3230 and conducted in Quest of Talent ’97 contest and won the Rotary Governor’s award the following year also.
Chief Patron and Advisor to Karate Association.
District Chairman, 2001-2002 - Rotary Family Participation.
Chairman of the Cancer Hospital Paediatric Ward for the year 2000-2001.
Advisor to the Cancer Hospital Paediatric Ward for the year 2001-2002.
Advisor to Inner Wheel Dist. 323 for the year 2007 – 08.
“Conference Spouses – Co-Ordinator” for the year 2011 -12. Advisor to the Committee for - Cow for life project and Vocational Training to Handicapped.
Advisor to the Board of Directors to Vidya Sagar Group of Colleges, Chengalpet.
Was the International President of Nijam - Cosmic Healing Association
Lover of nature, won prizes in growing roses and Bonsai, given many interviews in Radio about gardening. Interested in painting, have done many paintings such as Tanjore Painting, Nib Painting and Foil Embossing, etc. Interested in music, plays veena, learnt Bharatnatyam. Hobbies - reading, designing in computers.
Trustee of Shree Ramjayem Charitable Trust. (Main Object Education & Medical Aid) runs a Hospital in Maraimalainagar, Nallammai Ramanathan Rotary Medical Centre, Chengelpet District in co-operation with Rotary Club of Maraimalainagar.
Was instrumental in starting Annets Club in Rotary District 3230 which was recognised by the Rotary International, successfully conducted First Ladies Training Seminar in the year 2003 04.
Was the Advisor to Family Participation and conducted many Family Participation Programmes for Rotary District 3230.
Winner of Soul-mate Award presented by Women Exclusive magazine..
Has brought Snow Fall in Chennai by creating the India’s First Snow Cave at Abirami Mega Mall.
1st of its kind in the world – Multi colourful snow dancing floor - A safe dance floor for all ages. Dance to the music of the Arctic music group – Penguins, Polar bears, Dolphins.
Has opened Abirami Kids World with a Jungle Theme and Abirami Kissing Cars with an alien atmosphere and teens world with many entertaining games for the teens.
Created the first 5 star theatre of India – Swarna Sakthi Abirami – with chairs which reclined 100% and a waiter on call. The lobby and the washrooms are also air conditioned. For the first time photo cards and displays are through digital screens. The ambience is of a 2000 year palace of Egypt.
Created the second 5 star theatre of India – Shree Annai Abirami – with chairs which reclined 100% and a waiter on call. The lobby and the washrooms are also air conditioned. For the first time photo cards and displays are through digital screens. The ambience is of a 2000 year palace of China.
Created the first 7 Star theatre of India – Abirami 7 Star with unique features like massage chairs, reclining seats and waiter on call facilities. The lobby waiting rooms and the washrooms are all fully air conditioned. The ambience is of the Spanish Opera House. The screen is 3-D capable. Pick up and drop facility in limousine and valet parking are the other additional features.