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Great people light up many lives! Even their verandas can light up villages! This peculiar incident happened in our house 40 years ago. We had two open verandas next to the office room, and Panditji who did not have any appointment system met clients on a first come, first served basis. The consultations generally started at around 9.00 am and went up till 9.00 pm. People came from different places and the two verandas were always occupied. Whether he is a billionaire, Zamindar or Textile giant all had to wait for their turn. One evening, at 7.00 pm, while a gentleman clad in white safari was waiting in the veranda to see Panditji, a villager named Mr. Subbiah Mudaliar came and sat next...
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My father, PANDIT SETHURAMAN was a man of simplicity. He always shunned publicity and self-promotion. He maintained diaries meticulously, recording events wherever he went and giving accounts about men, matters and memories. I would like to quote from that treasure-trove, a few interesting incidents related to accounts, traditions and customs of a couple of his clients. Please read them in his own words as given below:- “Accounting is an indispensable factor in every one’s life. It always functions within the specified parameters, and never changes. Neither the time nor the human beings can change it. If we say 5 plus 3 is 8 it is universally accepted. But, the tradition rep-resents two important things. One is the custom and the other...
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Panditji went to Ceylon on invitation from some judges who had attained high positions with his guidance. At that time, he had stayed with Sri. Vairamuthu, who was then Secretary to the Home Minister of Ceylon. One day Panditji had an urgent call to attend a meeting with the judges. Mr. Vairamuthu warned Panditji, saying that the urgent request from the Judges to meet him was mainly to ascertain whether Justice C. Nagalingam would become Chief Justice. He repeatedly told Panditji not to get involved in this affair, as Justice Nagalingam had only four and half years of service while two of his seniors had five and seven years of service. Mr.Vairamuthu was of the firm opinion that it would...
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