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A. Rangaswami Iyengar

(1877-1934), Journalist, laywer, politician and editor of 'The Hindu'

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Born in the village of Erukathur near Tiruvarur in the then Tanjore district to Narasimha Iyengar. He studied law in Madras and after graduating, practised as a lawyer in the Madras High Court. In 1905 he was appointed as an Assistant Editor of The Hindu when it was bought by his nephew Kasturi Ranga Iyengar. He resigned in 1915 to concentrate on it's sister publication Swadessamitran. Rangaswami joined the Swaraj Party and served as its General Secretary from 1925 to 1927. He was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly for two consecutive terms in 1923 and 1926. On his nephew's death in 1926, he returned to The Hindu, serving as the Chief Editor from 1928 to 1934.

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A. Rangaswami Iyengar, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x150614

A. Rangaswami Iyengar

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 17 September 1931
NPG x150614


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