Rangarajan was the eldest son of the late A. G. Venkatachary of the “Dinamani” newspaper. The first 30 plus years of his life were spent in Mylapore.
He worked as a lecturer in the Commerce Department in Vivekananda College, and he had been an active social worker since the late 50s.
Till the time he left India, he was known as ‘Dayton’ Rangarajan in the music circle and was responsible for propagating Carnatic music to USA. He was a very good friend of most of the present and past musicians. Even though he was a long time resident of USA, he made it a point to attend the music season in December in Chennai whenever he was able to come.
A professor at the Central State University for many years where he influenced many lives and contributed to the success of many lives. He was instrumental in cultivating Indian culture in Dayton, Ohio. A founding member of the Hindu Temple in Beavercreek, he was actively involved in the Hindu community in Dayton.
He is survived by his wife Vathsala , daughter Sukanya Madlinger and son-in-law Rick Madlinger.
His brother, A.V. Kannan can be contacted at 99620 00872, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org