News Karnataka
Tuesday, November 29 2022
Tamil Nadu

Former Ramanad royal and rameshwar patron passes away

Photo Credit : IANS

Chennai: Belonging to the former royal family of the erstwhile Ramanad kingdom in Tamil Nadu and patron of Rameswaram temple, Kumaran Sethupathi passed away at his residence in Ramanathapuram on Tuesday. He was 56.

He was ailing for a long time and was bedridden for the past one year, a statement from his office said. He passed away on Tuesday due to cardiac arrest.

He is survived by his wife, Rajarajeswari Nachiyar, a son and a daughter.

Sethupathis were the chieftains of the erstwhile Ramanad kingdom and were entrusted to rule the Sethu coast and protect the devotees who visited the Rameswaram temple. They declared independence from the Nayak rule during the reign of Kilavan Sethupathi from 1670-to 1708.

They continued to live at Ramanad palace and were the patrons of various institutions including the Rameswaram temple.

AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam condoled his passing away. V.K. Sasikala, TTV Dhinakaran and other senior political leaders also expressed their condolences at the passing away of Kumaran Sethupathi.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp