N. K. Anantharaman, retired Judge passed away on 9th October 2015 at his residence in Abhiramapuram.
He was born on Jan 19, 1926 at Nadu Street, Mylapore in a family of lawyers. Right from his young age, he was interested in pursuing law. He completed his education at Presidency College and then at Madras Law College.
During his career in the field, he was selected as a sub magistrate, rose to district judge and then judge of high court.
He was a stalwart in the judiciary having passed many landmark judgements, in both civil and criminal proceedings. He also served as presiding officer in various judicial commissions of enquiry. Some of the notable cases include cases at Kanchipuram and Palani temples, the fire at the theatre in Tuticorin which resulted in the death of many people, and arrack scandals.
Even during his working years, he had a passion for astrology and would spend his leisure time reading about it. Once he retired, he took it up full time. He had a list of clients all over South India and abroad too, and he would talk to them via skype, email and cell phone.
He lived in Mylapore all his life and would tell stories about the growth of the area. He was fondly known as ‘Judge mama’.
He leaves behind his daughter, son, their respective families and grand children. His family can be reached at 9840789010.