Obit: D. S. Ramanujam, senior journalist, film critic

D. S. Ramanujam who was better known to the fraternity of journalists as DSR passed away on April 6.  He was 91.

He worked for the Indian Express first and then for The Hindu where he was also the daily’s film critic. He also wrote for the group’s Sportstar magazine.

He resided in R. A. Puram.

DSR’s father D. Sundaravaradhan (DS) in 1940s ran a printing press by the name ‘Everymans Press’.  Born on Sept.21 in 1930,  Ramanujam had a passion for writing.  His father had written two books “Bala the Bad Woman” and “Devi The Dancer”.  Ramanujam;s brothers were in the newspaper and magazine journalism profession.

Ramanujam studied in MCC High School and later graduated from Presidency College. He was the captain of the Presidency College hockey team which won many laurels for the college and the team.

His journey as a journalist started as a reporter in the 1950s, working for ‘Sudar’. He later joined Indian Express and worked for few years and then joined The Hindu as sub editor in 1964.

He also contributed much to the group’s Sportstar magazine from its founding days.

He was married to Kamala and was father to four children – Kala, Raja, Sudarshan and Kalpana. He resided in Pallavi Apartments, opposite Billroth Hospitals.

The family’s contact – daughter Kala Krishnaswamy – 99402 17277

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