He was born in the year 1927 at Pologam in Tanjore District and became a versatile scholar in Sanskrit. After his schooling he joined M.S.Vidhyasala, Chidambaram.
He studied in the Madras Sanskrit College under his guru, K.S. Narasimha Sastrigal and got the Sirmani Degree in Vedanta.
He served as a Sanskrit Copyist in the Oriental Manuscript Library which was attached to the University of Madras.
He joined the Savitri Ammal Oriental Hr.Sec. School in 1958 as Sanskrit Teacher at the time the school was started. He conducted poojas on the day of inception of the school in 1958 in the immediate divine presence of Sri Chandrasekarendra Sasraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He later became Post Graduate Teacher and Assistant Headmaster.
He used to take advanced Sanskrit classes for needy students till his end. After retirement he devoted his entire time in helping elderly people to study advanced Sanskrit works, particularly Adi Sankara’s works. He used to regularly give lectures (Upanyasam) on different topics related to Sanskrit every week free of cost at Gurukulam in Abhiramapuram.
He had directed a number of school dramas in Sanskrit and possessed good histrionic talent.
He was the chief examiner for higher secondary Education in Sanskrit. He was a member of the Ayurveda Committee which framed the syllabus for Ayurveda groups in the schools.
He was awarded the national Best Teacher Award for Sanskrit in 1986 by the Government of India. (Received from the then President of India Shri.R. Venkataraman) He was recognised and awarded several titles by the school for his selfless service in the field of Sanskrit.
He leaves behind his sons, V. Chandrasekaran, V. Raman and V. Vishwanathan.
The family lives at Anandhi Apartments, 79 Warren Road, Mylapore. Ph: 2464 2387.