Trailblazing traditionalist

N. Pattabhi RamanV. Ramnarayan

When Dr. N. Pattabhi Raman started Sruti, a “south Indian classical music and dance magazine” in October 1983, it was by and large a family affair. His two elder brothers Sundaresan and Venkatraman (my father) were publisher and financial adviser, my maternal uncle S. Ramaswamy was senior editor, my fellow assistant editors Anandhi Ramachandran and Gowri Ramnarayan were closely related to me, ‘research staff ’ was Kamakshi, Gowri’s cousin, business manager Ravi Rajagopal was a nephew of Pattabhi, T.A. Narayanan, the printer, was his cousin’s son-in-law, and photographer Pat Raman was, well, Pattabhi …read more