In Coimbatore,while N V Subbaraman is addressing Shri C. Ramanathan Marketing Manager is observing seated SECOND from the left.


Eighty to Hundred you will be jumping in years twenty
Imbibed all qualities noble from thy parents in plenty
Garnering the support and cooperation of all in life
High echelons you could progress with hard and great work in file
Total dedication to your work infusing in others too
You were a role model EMEM for me in my career!

Towards friends and relatives you were nice and kind-madam ably
Outstandingly helping in all your life- daughters brought up lovely!

Honors came on your way on their own-not going for it yourself
Utmost devotion lased with honesty and humor making ourselves
Never letting us down but encouraging to give our best
Dear and loving all your colleagues Copimbatore to Chandigarh
Respected by all fortunate to serve with you the great ELAISEE
Ever ready to help, ever loving and never hurting any
Dear C R sir! EIGHTY TO HUNDRED bring you all the best on earth!


Reading the first letter of each line :”EIGHTY TO HUNDRED”

P,S: Shri C. Ramanathan former Executive Director of LIC is having his Sadhabishekam on 26th January 2018. The above is the humble tribute by one of his erstwhile colleagues named N V SUBBARAMAN


Yes; I am a blessed soul to get the love and affection, respects and regards from the persons with whom God gave me the opportunity to serve the great organization for almost four decades in different stations and different positions in the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA. After SIXTEEN long years since RETIREMENT, former colleagues remembering and expressing their love is indeed I deem as a great GIFT FROM GOD. After all a man gets all his strength from his kith and kin!. One such is my former colleague MR. KVVS Prasad at present settled in Vishakapatnam after retirement, a prolific writer and daily viewer of ENVIUS THOUGHTS and makes regular responses. They were consolidated and posted in the blog in several parts. .This post gives his assessment of RAMAN EFFECT and the responses it has evoked from a good number of common friends. All these reflect their love and affection, regards and respects for me. But I do hold very strongly that “NO LIMIT FOR EXPRESSION OF LOVE!” I am conscious of my limitations and I have to do a lot to deserve such encomiums from Shri Prasad and host of friends.
Great Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar would say:

Original in Tamil:
அன்பிற்கும் உண்டோ அடைக்குந்தாழ்? ஆர்வலர்
புன்கண்நீர் பூசல் தரும். (குறள் 71)
Anbirkum uNdoa adaikkum thaazh? Aarvalar
PunkaNNeer poosal tharum.

Translation in English:
What bolt can bar true love in fact
The trickling tears reveal the heart.


There is no lock and key to hold and keep secret one’s love and affection towards the other; Those who love, their tears shed out of love will in fact reveal the sentiment to others.

Nostalgia: The Raman Effect!
Sri NV Subbaraman was Senior Divisional Manager in LIC and in charge of Kadapah Division when I was inducted in to his team as Manager (HR) two decades back. It was a Golden period for Kadapah Divsion. Subbaraman demonstrated what real HRD is! He treated every body with honour and dignity inspite of his enormous powers. Great ideas were sown in the minds of Team mates and cultivated. He accepted ideas with open mind and infused Team Spirit. He was spotless and pure. He was transparent in his mind and actions People and the Institution flourished. Soft spoken, God minded he endeared himself with all with his rare quality of public Service while in Office. I was fortunate to work with him.
Sri Subbaraman is a humanist ,an exemplary poet, a distinguished orator, a nature lover ,an animal lover, a bird watcher, a blogger, to name a few of his numerous qualities ! Subbaraman’s command on English is envious.His blog incidentally is named as Envius Thoughts.
A prolific writer Sri Subbaraman’s contribution to poetry in English and Tamil is outstanding. He has to his credit the Hyku form of poetry in English,Translated RabindranathTagores’ Gitanjali into Tamil , echoed Valluar’s voice in his Blog etc and the list is infinite ! He works almost 8 hours a day on his computer ,from his residence in Chennai on matters of Literary Interest.
Subbaraman retired from LIC in 2001 He has three sons ,well placed . Smt Renuka Subbaraman was his life partner .She was gentle and kind hearted and the secret behind Sri Subbaraman’s success and happiness. She was well read and as noble as Sri Raman. She used to be the first reader of Sri Subbaraman’s works. Smt Renuka Subbaraman passed away two years back leaving Sir alone. Subbaraman withstood this grief and takes solace in in his literary pursuit!
To write about Subbaraman is like trying to place a candle before the SUN.

Here are a few photographs of our beloved Shri N V Subbaraman, respected Madam Smt. Renuka Subbaraman and the self taken when I visited them in their abode at Chennai about a decade and more ago. I possess the same as a treasure and that infact triggered my thoughts and the result is this “NOSTALGIA-RAMAN EFFECT”.


Jawahar Gupta, Muthuramakrishnan Krishnan Manjunath Yadav, MKDV Prasad, Rajeev Jha, Sam Murthi, Venu gopal, V.Vaidyanathan, Venkata Krishna, Raama Anjaneyalu, Anusuya Devi, S. Ramanathan, Ramanan, Herbert nelson, Harihara Subramanian, Venkata ramani, S V Prasad, G. Krishnaprasad, Ismail Baig, Ravi sankara Reddy, Veda Siva, Srinivasa Sabbu, Hema ravi, S. Ravi Sankar, BV Chandra keasan,Muthu Srinivasan, Ramanan, Rama Bhat, Sathya narayanan, Kailesh Shankar, N Rengarajan, ER Balaji, Akkini, Srinivasa Rao, Santosh Balaji and host of others have liked this write up of Shri KVVS Prasad.


Srinivasa Rao Ryali It is very true as Shri KVVS
Prasad has explained the attitude of Shri N V Subbaramanji in his detailed letter. In 1995, I was ABM (Sales) of Hindupur Branch under the jurisdiction of Kadapa Division headed by Shri NV Subbaraman garu. I was also having close relation with our Sir as he encouraged me like anything in procuring good volume of Insurance New Business. I have no words to express my gratitude towards Sir.

Rangappa Gudibanda G N
Really it was golden period.
Sankaran Ramanathan:
Still good people are there
Gowrisankaran Radhakrishnan:
Very much true. You have beautifully brought out the noble qualities of NVS Sir. He is like a temple tower which is worshiped by people like me far away from it. A great venerable personality!
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:
It was a great time to be associated with such a pious man .Words will fail to tell about him regards to NV Subbaraman sir
Viswanathan Rajukannan:
I cherish my association with you
Sankar Rao:
Still our memory is fresh and green as I was General Secretary, Iceu at that time. Really it is a golden periods for us. His human approach to problems saved staff members and ur active involvement is a real golden time to Iceu.(Insurance Corporation Employees Union)
Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota:
There is no exaggeration in what our friends wrote about the ‘Raman’ Effect. I am afraid I do not have enough vocabulary to describe him fully…….
I too had the proud privilege of working under his dynamic leadership at Kadapa.
I have yet to come across another gentleman to the core like him, who is so soft spoken, God fearing, nature loving and above all with the human touch with which he looks at any issue.
He never brought any pressure on anybody and always allowed the subordinates to work with full freedom peacefully.
Raama Anjaneyulu:
Very nice Sir
Seshagiri Row Karry:
Really,we are proud to belong to a model employer which recruited youngsters of people who, over the years, long with their careers, groomed their talents and made the society, around them a well cherished place to live happily.
Ramana Rapthadu:
After long 2 decades seeing madam and Prasad sir in photos at least thank you sir my pranams to you
Venkata Ramani:
Well deserved compliments!
Thangamuthu Subramanian:
Hundred percent true. He is a legend. We still try to learn many from him. Very proud to say he is our Guru and very lucky to work under his leadership.
We pray God to give him healthy life. We always want his blessings and advise. He is always GREAT!!
Venkata Subbarao Katakam:
That period was really “SWARNAYUGAM” to kdp division
Maramreddy Ravindranath Reddy:
What to tell about this perfect human being. I went to Chennai to his retirement function. I was presented with this beautiful clock .
Psr Koteswararao:
Yanadi Setty:
I had an opportunity to be associated in that golden period in Kadapa division. I had so many instances to meet sir personally as Secretary of Residence association.The memories are still fresh and green. Really I was blessed to work in the days under the great leadership of Sri Subbaraman Sir.
Sreenivasulu Manchikanti:
It was my fortune to be associated with sir. I used to call him as “Nadiche Devudu” (Walking God)
Venkateswaran Anantaramaseshan :
Greatly inspiring.
Bhagyanath Yezhuvath:
I first met Shri Subbaraman Sir when he came on promotion as AAO to Coimbatore Divl.Office.I fully endorse all the qualities attributed to him mostly by his Kadappah colleagues. He is a wonderful human being.
Okr Sivagnanam:
Right encomiums paid on the legend Shri. NVS, through the beautiful words of Shri.Prasad!
The likes of Shri.NVS are a boon to the great Organization he served in various capacities while in service!
An inspiration to the effective leaders in the making!
A literary personality feeding to the different tastes of the readers!
A great man with the enviable motto: HELP EVER, HURT NEVER!
A humanist seen through his creations and never is failing to practice it- a practitioner for excellence!
A perfect role model to his followers!
And his service as an effective and successful blogger is commendable!
Desikan Madhavan
Most outstanding .What he feels he has said.
Dear Subbaraman ji, Namasthe.
Thank you for sharing the posting “Nostalgia: The Raman Effect” of Sri KVVS Prasad.
I worked in Kadapa Division while M/s PR Venugopal, Balakrishnan, V.Krishnan, RB Kishore
were leading the Division. Later on, part of it was bifurcated into Nellore Division. I learnt a
lot from the above leaders and some of the HODs too. In Nellore Divn. I could deal with challenging
work – settling SB and Maturity Claims one month in advance continuously for 2 years
(by sending the cheques) which was initiated at our Kavali Branch Office of Nellore Division.
It was Sri R.Gopinath DM, who put Nellore Division on the All India map of LIC, which was
an outstanding event those days. They were all “good old days.” We can not expect them back.
BSR Murthy

Bulusu Sita Rama Murthy (Retd.Manager/LIC)
10-8-27A, Raja Street,
KAVALI-524201 SPSR Nellore Dist.(A.P)
Hari Kishan Choudhary:
It was nice to read Sh.Prasad’s post about Sh.Subbaraman. His literary output and achievements are really immense. I am so impressed as I had a chance meeting with Sh,Subbaraman at Trivandram about two years ago. That meeting had a profound effect on me and on my return to my home in Punjab I wrote about the meeting in our house magazine in an article “An encounter with a septuagenarian poet”. It was well received and I got many comments from his erstwhile colleagues some of them not even knowing his great literary achievements. I really consider myself fortunate to meet him and learn so much from him.. regards
Dear Mr NVS
Delighted to see the message of Mr Prasad in his FB about you.
I fully agree with him about your qualities of head and heart.
Hearty congrats.
R Venugopal.
Dear Prasad, When Sri Subbaraman Sir was SDM of Kadapa Division, I was Branch-in charge of Hindupur Br. I do remember his simplicity, discipline and helping nature. i got the opportunity to work under his leadership for a period of 3 years. May God bless him with good health, peace and prosperity. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to express my feelings about our Sir.
Yoganandamurhty, Bangalore.

Yes; there is no bolt for true love in fact and such expressions reveal the heart!


‘Encounters’ normally we hear have different connotations- positive and negative! In the name of “Encounter Killings” many murders take place and none is in a position to stop or reduce the numbers!
Any human being or for that matter any living being in the scheme of the Almighty has to experience ‘encounters’ in life. Problems defying solutions very often we encounter. We encounter some people thoroughly unknown and suffer. We also encounter great personalities that remain green in our minds for ever.
In this Sunday story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS we are going to come across a different encounter- a pleasant one beautifully narrated by one of the senior officers of a leading Public Sector Undertakings, published in a house magazine that won the award of the BEST HOUSE MAGAZINE of the PSUs.
As I got up early in the morning, he was sitting in the drawing room of the LIC guest house at Thiruvananthapuram. He greeted me and introduced himself as an executive who retired from my Organization fourteen years ago. He was too agile for his age of 74 years. He narrated his tenure in LIC as a Marketing Manager and later Deputy Zonal Manager deliberately ignoring his other accomplishments. Only when I asked him the purpose of his visit to Thiruvananthapuram, he said that  he has come to attend an international Writers Festival where he
was to present his paper.



A Tamilian, he told me casually that he was an author of 27 books, the majority of them on poetry and some translations of great works of literature. I had goose bumps sitting with an accomplished person. He gave me his book of poetry in English. I glanced through one of his poems. The ten-liner titled ‘The Retreat’ was excellent. It was about a dog chasing him and just he pretending to pick up a stone to scare it away. According to him the same strategy was to be followed in dealing with life’s problems chasing you. They can be scared away with patience and courage. He narrated one of the works of a great writer of Tamilnadu, Saint Tiruvalluvar. His work ‘Thirukkural’ has been translated into more than ninety languages of the world next only to the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran. He has translated 500 couplets of the Thirukkural in Haiku format (5-7-5 syllable) .I didn’t tell him that I never heard about Saint Tiruvalluvar but resolved to read the Thirukkural at the first opportunity.

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He was filled with pride narrating his published work-the Tamil translation of Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’ and Subramaniya Bharati’s “Kuyil Pattu’- the cuckoo’s song –into English. His recent article in ‘The Hindu’ newspaper titled “Onion is not Oxygen” exhorting people to shun expensive onions was widely appreciated. Ne narrated how he receives calls from his three sons, one from Canada, the other from his journalist son Bangalore, and from the third one at Chennai. As he is talking, his mobile rings and without seeing the mobile screen he knows that his son is calling from Bangalore. Before conveying his wellbeing he narrates his meeting with me to his son repeating my name and his voice is filled with respect.
He said that he feels relaxed with the calls even when he is travelling and inconvenienced. I regretted my question of not travelling with his wife for almost he choked with emotion narrating that his wife passed away recently and how 2014 was a tough year for him. Responding to my queries, he said hat he earns very little royalty from his books but he gets some complimentary books from publishers which he lovingly distributes among his friends. The occasional meager royalty goes to Chennai Seva Sansthan, a charity.
I quoted Avataar Singh Paash’s Punjabi poem “Sabh tonkhatarnaakhunda hai murda Shanthi naal bhar jaana, ghar to nikalna kaam te, te kaam ton gjar jhana, sabh tonkhatarnaak hunda hai saade supheya dammar jaana” ( It is very dangerous to be filled with corpse lie peace, going daily to work and coming back. It is very dangerous to see your dreams, die before you). As I translated it for him, he was delighted. Pressing my hands, he bowed with respect for the great poem. I could see on his face the universality of the poets’ fraternity. He took my address for sending me selected works and blessed me and my wife with a parting Namaskar and giving me a copy of paper that he was going to present and a poem on world peace he was to recite there.
I owed him and “God’s own country” some precious and memorable moments.

P.S. The article is about Shri N. V. Subbbaraman, Retired Dy. ZM, LIC, Chennai who retired in the year 2001.

Hari Krishan Chaudhary
Secretary (Office of the Insurance Ombudsman)

Chandigarh, NZ.


I am glad to share with you that with the 61st view at 14.30 hours of today viz Sunday the 19th March 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS has crossed EIGHTY THREE  THOUSAND (83000) on the 731st day and 792nd post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.


HINDI DAY WAS 14/9/2016.

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‘Language’ a medium of communication wonderful
Gifted by Goddess of Learning, refined by man beautiful
Days were there- years millions ago-no language was known
Communication through signs and actions- no seeds were sown!

Evolution of the humans brought languages bye and bye,
More and more all over the world- six thousand five hundred plus
One thousand three hundred and forty eight in India great
Of which people speaking Hindi is the most-millions vast!

Two hundred and fifty three-declared national language,
Rightly-knowledge is power-of language a greater
Rich in grammar and literature deserves to be learnt
Let us learn and make others learn for the sake of language!


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Chapter 48 of Part II of ThirukkuraL – ASSESSING STRENGTH- திருக்குறள்- பொருட்பால்- 48வது அதிகாரம் -வலி அறிதல்- has been published in the Indian Periodical of 11th September. Kindly click any of the following links and again click “HERE IS VALLUVAR’S VOICE” to read the same. Kindly record your comment in the space provided beneath the article itself so that your assessment can be enjoyed by other readers as well. Two such you will find from Shri OK Sivanganam and Shri C. Kandasami -both of them at present are in US on a holiday.. Thanks. This has been read by more than 80 Thirukkural enthusiasts.

List of Contents



In the same links, please read from the archives, the post on PERSON OF THE WEEK
N V SUBBARAMAN – his interview on the Universal work-magnum opus of Saint Poet THIRUVALLUVAR’s THIRUKKURAL translated into English- which stands at the second most viewed post with more than 1600 views.



                                                            LIC CHENNAI

Sixty years in the service of the Nation LIC completes
The giant public sector organization gladly resolves
To reach seventy five with greater glory in its cause to serve
The people, society and the nation with remarkable reserve!

Economy protected, people’s money for people’s welfare
Sixty long years-LICsians in million work sans fanfare
Grateful people made the giant LIC market leader sure!

Lot of grounds yet to be covered realize all those connected
Present and past dream, think act to fulfill that ambition conceived.
Companies may come and companies may go but EL AI SEE goes
On and on towards its goal cherished to serve and serve sans woes!


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                                 LIC CENTRAL OFFICE YOGAKSHAMA in Mumbai.

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I am happy to share with you that with today’s 32 views at 4.30 hours on Thursday the 1st September, total views have crossed FIFTY SIX THOUSAND. I thank you all immensely and solicit your continued support for the Blog.


(1)Please visit  Person of the Week at Indian Periodical    Glad to share with you all my dear viewers  that this interview has been viewed by more than 1300 readers since it was posted on 31/7/16 and occupies the second slot in the most viewed articles in the Indian Periodicals established in April 2004.It has got 49 comments beneath the article itself. You may also please register your response.Thanks for your support. 

(2) Please visit to read my article on THIRUKKURAL “HERE IS VOICE OF VALLUVAR”and please register your comment below the post itself.





“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” commenced through https://nvsr.wordpress.com  with the first posting  “MY TRYST WITH LIC” on 28th February 2015- on the completion of FOURTEEN years of my retired life. Quite new to blog and all, I just emailed the information to all the email ids of my known friends and also shared with my Face Book and Google friends.

To my greatest joy and surprise that post had 148 views – one of the highest for any day from 28/2/2015 till this day!!!

Not only views but also feed backs and comments thrilled me. To all of them of course I acknowledged and conveyed my heartful gratitude then and there. Of course there were several phone calls from my good friends who where in the know of my telephone number.

We know that we read a lot but then no time or mood to respond in black and white! That is a part of our nature.


Feed backs/comments and some of my replies are nearing 100 which I wanted to share with my great friends and hence here it is!

Feedback/comments help us to analyze our performance and provide a chance to improve and hence I eagerly look forward from all my well meaning readers.

As and when time and mind working in unison with the body, kindly read and respond.



Comment: It must be good because the writer is a poet and also a devoted proactive member of the large organization called LIC

Will read the whole presentation and then offer comments


2 Name: T S Venkata Ramani, Chennai

Very interesting and inspiring. Incidentally, only now I come to understand you have adorned full suit also some times.(Sorry if my comments take you “from the sublime to the ridiculous?”(Incidentally is the handsome (!!) young man standing by your side in the Salem, my humble self?)


3 Yes u r-GREAT T S VENKATARAMANI-The bosom friend of N V Subbaraman!

N V Subbaraman



Comment: Dear Subbaraman, your experience with such a large organization and your contribution which helped to make it a large organization make very interesting reading Hearty congratulations

Please edit the memoirs and shorten to three fourths or even half the length

Please drop the very last paragraph totally. You write what you are capable of. Don’t worry about others and their abilities. Remember you are a poet. How many other are?

God bless you


5 Clifford Martis
Bangalore, Feb 28

In these fast food days and whats App days

I saw Mr C Ramanathan in one of the photos Pl send your memoirs to friends like him

Do shorten it. The very first few paragraphs can be shortened

The last paragraph must go



6  ks_krpuram <ks_krpuram@yahoo.co.in>

Feb 28

Subbaraman,I spent full 30 MTS to read your memories and only word I can tell it is a flurry of words, emotions, simplicity, honest words and what not. Congrats. I too have an intention to write a similar write-up. Yours will be a model for me. You are simply my role model for a few things like believe in yourself and do your best for people around you. Thanks – Sridhar


7 ks_krpuram <ks_krpuram@yahoo.co.in>

Feb 28

Only a few days back I sorted all the photos and sorted them center wise of my postings and will jot down all important events at each of the place of posting then prepare. Matter of coincidence u have prepared first ( as always)


8  T.S.Swaminathan
Bangalore,Feb 28

Dear Shri. Subbaraman,

Kindly accept my best wishes on this memorable day. Do you know that this date is common to both of us!! Yes. I too retired on 28th February only. I do not know your date of birth in 1941. However, I was born in July 1939, but Feb 1939 was given in school records to help me appear for SSLC exam without any problem(I got double promotion from Class I to Class III and hence, studied for a year less) With this official date, I retired on 28th Feb 1997 (when I was just 57 years 7mths. the normal superannuation age being 58 at that time) This morning, I got up with the idea of my retirement date and when I saw your mail, I was surprised.

I will go through your write up leisurely. Best wishes once again.




9 Subbaraman NV
Chennai, Feb.28

to T.S.Swaminathan

Great! All the best for a happier and healthier, peaceful and prosperous retirement year!. As you read you will find a reference to the real and actual date of birth-under STINT AT OOTY!

My actual DOB is 31/07/1941 and the official is 17/02/1941. Our retirement age was revised to 60 and hence I enjoyed official life by two more years and 68 days more! Sixty eight days more- what is that? Please read and you will know!?!?!?

N V Subbaraman


10  s raja sekhar <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Feb 28


Name: s raja sekhar

Email: rajusaripella@yahoo.co.in

Comment: Dear Sir,

I am immensely impressed by your detailed account of your Tryst with LIC.

I wish that one day I will also pen down few lines like you about my journey in LIC that started at Bhilai Branch under Raipur Division in April 1983 as a Direct Recruit Officer of 12th Batch and will end in November 2018, unless the God willing otherwise.

Though I heard a lot about you from the LICians I am coming across from the Kadapa Division I felt very happy to get it vetted from your own account.

I am presently holding the position of Principal, ZTC, Hyderabad.

With regards,

S.Raja Sekhar

PS: Without any intention to hurt you I take liberty to point out two factual inaccuracies noticed by me in your write up.

  1. In page 39 of your write up the retirement year( original ) was mentioned as 2009 instead of 1999. b) Similarly in page 44 the last FY in your service was mentioned as 2001-02 whereas it should be 2000-01 as you retired in Feb 2001.


11 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Feb 28

to s.rajasekhar

Thanks. I am delighted.

Yes it should be 1999.

It is only 2001-2002 as I have referred to therein I unofficially continued till May 8th 2001- 68 days beyond the actual date of retirement at the request of the then ZM!?!?!?

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman


12 BVChandrasekar, Trichy.
Feb 28

Comment: excellent lic autobiography. i was very much reminded of tenure service in lic in those days



Feb 28

Comment: Sir, I started reading your “memoir” with great enthusiasm. But could not finish it in one go. Hope I will be able to do that soon. It was certainly amusing and interesting.  I am glad that you had preserved so many photos even. Sitting in arm chair, savoring in the evening of one’s life of his own achievements,(!!!!) however small they may be, IS CERTAINLY A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. It gives some satisfaction that “YES…. I DID MY JOB WELL!!!”- Notwithstanding certain omissions and commissions here and there. I too attempted writing some time back my “musings” like these in Telugu. Let me see whether I can share these with the FB friends!!!!TCR.


14 VGopalan, Thanjavur.

Feb 28

Name: VGopalan

Website: http://www.bharathipayilagam.blogspot.com

Comment: Very interesting history of your career. You have seen many places, people and their attitude. Though I know your overall history, I am able to go deep into the minute details in your write-up. This is a good habit of keeping their own track record, either bad or good. It will be pleasant to recollect some of the past incidents, though they may not be pleasant during those days. I appreciate you for reproducing your past with interesting anecdotes. I feel, if some of the interesting events which took place are also mentioned with specific details. Overall write up is nice and interesting. All the best in your retired life!.


15 Subbaraman NV Feb 28th
to VGopalan

Thanks. But then giving everything …………………….if it hurts any one at this stage……………..Help ever, HURT never…………………………!?!?!?

Thanks aplenty.

N V Subbaraman


16 Gopalan Venkataraman , Thanjavur.

Feb 28

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire write-up, which gives us a vivid picture of your career, ups and downs (though there no downs) and your achievements, mending the ways of services to the public etc. Settling death claims within a short span of time is really an achievement to your credit. I know your personal interest in celebrating Insurance Week and you have mentioned about Villupaattu group in Thanjavur, in which I am also associated a bit (in writing the lyrics). Really I am not aware of your transfer to Rajasthan and the quick retransfer within a short span of time. During your first stint at Tanjore I know your sons, that too the junior one, who once walked all the way from Convent to LIC D.O. all alone. Bravo! I shall read it again and come out with some more observation. Thank you sir.


17 Subbaraman NV

Feb 28

to Gopalan

So nice of you. Please see that your love for me does not blind you!

N V Subbaraman


18 Ramnath N S , Bangalore.

Feb 28

to me, Lakshman

Wow that’s amazing!

He remembers kumar’s odyssey!!!

Sent from my iPhone


19 Subbaraman NV


Yes; that is that Gopal!.



Feb 28



21 G. Sridharan

Feb 28


Name: G. Sridharan, Chennai.

Comment: Excellent. You have purposefully avoided mentioning the names. Any reason?

My uncle was a teacher at Srinivasa Rao high school. Athmanatha Iyer of Bhavasami agraharam.

Time: February 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

IP Address:


22 K R Ramani, Hyderabad.

Mar 1


Name: K R Ramani

Comment: In 1985 I was transferred to LIC Ooty Branch. I found several persons remembered N V Subbaraman with great admiration. It was 2 decades after his leaving that place. I visited Kadapa in 2011, 15 years after his leaving that place .People remembered him with great regard.

There is only one word to define both his personal and official life – EXEMPLARY.

Time: February 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

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23 Subbaraman NV

Mar 1

to Sridharan

Thanks for your feedback. Yes; it has a reason; some may get offended in which I am not at all interested.

Yes; Shri Athmanatha Iyer and I were colleagues; how is he? Kindly convey my enquiries and regards to him.

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman


24 Subbaraman NV

to K, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Thanks Ramani. I am grateful to you for the nice sentiments u have expressed..

N V Subbaraman


25 Sudershan Pal

Mar 1

Name: Sudershan Pal

Email: spal1950@gmail.com

Comment: Dear Shri NVS

I am a retired Banker and being from the same fraternity, go thru’ the LIC forum regularly. I found your story quite interesting – in fact, saw a STRANGE resemblance in cultures in the working experience of people from two different organizations – Could not stop myself from commenting.

Regards & wishes.

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26 Subbaraman NV

Mar 1

to Sudershan, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Thanks aplenty.

We are birds of the same feather!

N V Subbaraman


Mar 1


Email: kvkrishna1965@gmail.com


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Name: Latha raja

Email: rajasatyanarayana@yahoo.com

Comment: Chinayana,I never thought thaatha had any part to play in your LIC job. I also didn’t know that you at any time worked as a groundnut supervisor. Strange!

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29 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 1

to Latha

It is not groundnut supervisor, Latha, it is the surveying the produce of groundnut in Tamilnadu as an Economic Investigator of the Delhi Cloth and General Mills Co. Ltd. for TWENTY ONE DAYS on a consolidated payment of RUPEE SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY!!!!!!



30 M.Sundaram. <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 1

Name: M.Sundaram.

Email: sundaram.m08@gmail.com

Comment: I am very happy to go through the details. I need your email id and phone Nos. so that I can keep in touch with you. After a very long time I could see lot of details from your articles.

With Regards,



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31 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 1

to M.Sundaram.

Thanks aplenty Sundaram. How r u and where are u now?

I am in 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101.

Ph: 044/26544950  / 9840477552.

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman


32 V.Krishnan commented on My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India


INTRODUCTION By no means is this to be taken as completely autobiographical; this is purely some random thoughts on my almost …


Quite interesting presentation of an involved career spanning a period of nearly four decades! I remember the association I was privileged to have with you in Thanjavur D.O. during late 1960s. When we were together in P.h.s. and you used to give the highest number of revival quotations and acted as a role model for others to follow. I cherish the association we had on subsequent occasions when you were heading Bikaneer and subsequently  Cuddapah divisions of L.I.C. And even after your retirement when you visited Hyderabad as a Trainer of Bajaj alliance. Best Wishes for a Long, healthy future!



33 Harihara Subramanian commented on a link you shared.

Harihara Subramanian

March 2 at 9:28am

NVS! We were quite envious of Shri Subbaraman’s energy, alacrity, and knowledge and willing to take responsibilities–He was a person with tejas and well-kept physique, due to his Yoga practices and clean habits and thoughts! I always feel fortunate to have been in association with him, when he was in Madurai. A prolific writer and a poet, he continues his activities, even after retirement. He never appears to be aging. May God be with him in all his activities!


34  Kothanda Raman <kothanda@hotmail.com>

Mar 4


Thank you, dear friend!  Your creativity, at your age, amazes me. v.r.k raman

Sent from Windows Mail


From: Subbaraman NV

Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎March‎ ‎3‎, ‎2015 ‎6‎:‎48‎ ‎PM

To: Kothanda Raman

All the best in US!

N V Subbaraman

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM, Kothanda Raman <kothanda@hotmail.com> wrote:

In sugar land, texas, u.s.a



35 Ganesh.K <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 4

Name: Ganesh.K

Email: k.ganesh@licindia.com

Comment: Sir, Pranams to you….delightful anecdotes on your varied experiences…I recall you inform me that ZM wanted you to continue working as “Honorary” Secy Mktg, even after retirement…you spoke to me on this. I was MM Salem then; also recall the time you could spend with me when you visited Thanjavur on 2000-01…When I visited kadapa, I recall our association when I read the scroll of SDM of Kadapa!!!  Many memories keep flooding….Regards to you & all your family members… (Your son – is he still with Eco Times?)….Ganesh

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36 Lakshman Subbaraman <lakshman.subbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 8

to me, Ramnath

My friends vidhyapriya’s comments…



Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: Vidhyapriya <vidhyapriyas@gmail.com>

Date: March 8, 2015 at 11:20:30 AM EDT

To: Lakshman Subbaraman <lakshman.subbaraman@gmail.com>

Cc: Sruthi Srinivasan <sruthi.srinivasan@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: My dad’s tryst with LIC with some pics

Very interesting and inspiring read, Lakshman! Your dad is such a great writer. I don’t think it is common to see a person being so loyal to their Institution -40 years with twelve transfers. Wow… I remember that we used to tease for changing your native city periodically, depending on the person you were talking to..  Like, you belong to say kadappa, Ooty, Thanjavur to name a few. Now I know you were not joking :

It was nice to see the old pictures too! Thanks for sharing! Hope you dad is doing well. Please convey my namaskarams to him.


37 a.kempanath <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 11

Name: a.kempanath

Email: a.kempanath@gmail.com

Comment: A real tryst with LIC

a peep into a glorious selfless and inspiring service to LIC.

I had the opportunity to be with you and benefit a lot to improve myself.

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38 V. Balagopal commented on My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India

INTRODUCTION By no means is this to be taken as completely autobiographical; this is purely some random thoughts on my almost …

Dear Sir, it was nice reading your autobiography relating to your experiences in LIC. I too had the good fortune of working with you (not under you…!! while you were MM at Salem and I was Sr.BM at Salem North, a great(!?!?!?) branch, I am sure you will agree with me…!!!)

I was also receiving your copies of “Young Poet” and used to enjoy going thru’ the poems.

I remember one of that you gave me when I told you that I was transferred to Delhi in 2001, you told me… keep your head cool and your feet warm.

Sir, I wish you all happiness, joy, good health and prosperity in your life….

  1. Balagopal


39 B R SETHI <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 12


Email: sbr1937@gmail.com

Comment: Thanks for sharing your story. You have narrated it as it happened. Liked it.

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40 Clifford Martis <clifmart@gmail.com>

Mar 13




Kindly find out how the paragraph can be deleted and do delete it


41 Raman Pk <pathiyilraman@yahoo.co.in>

Mar 13


Dear NVS Sir,

Nice to see your write up in my “in-box” today! I was overwhelmed by nostalgia. Hats off to your sharp

memory and painstaking efforts to preserve the old and rare photographs! Last week I met Mr. VKM

(Ooty Krishnamurthy) and we were talking about you. Pleasant surprise that he is seen with you in your Ooty photograph (in full suit)! Pease keep writing and keep us inspired.




42 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 13

to Raman

So nice of you, Raman! Thanks aplenty.  Those were indeed happy days. Thanks again

N V Subbaraman


43 Venkata Ramani <sevalayatsv@sevalaya.org>

Mar 16


How do you know padmanabhan sivasubramanyam-who is my brother and a journalist?


44 From: Subbaraman NV [mailto:nvsubbaraman@gmail.com]

Sent: 16 March 2015 09:42

Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 16

to Venkataramani

He is in my mailing list. How can I omit a great scholar and writer?


45 Subir Kumar Mazumder <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 16

Name: Subir Kumar Mazumder

Email: eskayem@gmail.com

Comment: Read with rapt attention “My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India”.  Reading every line took me to the days of the early seventies when one young man of 23 years, born and brought up in the city of Kolkata, had to relocate himself to the tiny township of Sindri (270 kms away) for joining LIC as an Assistant leaving his parents, friends, and the much loved city.

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46 Theresa <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 6

Name: Theresa

Email: theresajoseph1029@gmail.com

Comment: Sir, Thanks for your autobiography. It is emotional and beautiful. It flows with beautiful and necessary precision of language. I am doing an MBA project on Work life balance in LIC. Your article would be of greater source to me. Ayya, MIKKA NANDRI …Thank You

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47 K S Unny <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 7


Name: K S Unny

Email: unnyks@yahoo.com

Comment: Read with great interest, as our periods of service in LIC almost coincide. Nevertheless experiences differ. I still remember how I missed all the automatic promotions in spite of becoming an AFFI in 1965 and FFII in 1969.

It was good going through your experiences with the LIC. The period I worked under you at the Avanashi Road Branch of Coimbatore are still very fondly remembered.

Though there was much heartbreak during the period of service, the most vivid one being the stagnation at the ADM’s cadre for 9 years, I now look back to the past with fond memories. I lead a contended and happy retired life with peace and tranquility. And your write up helped me rewind and unwind.

I am very happy for you and wish you and your family all the good things in life. My wishes to you also for a good health, happiness and peace!

God bless.

48 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 7

to Theresa

All the best in your project!. In case you need any help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Where r u doing the project?

I am in Chennai-044/26544950 / 9840477552

Thanks for your inspiring feedback.

N V Subbaraman


49 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 7

to K, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Dear Mr. Unni,

I am indeed delighted at your response. Thanks in millions.

Where r u now?

I am in Chennai-04/26544950 / 9840477552

With regards.

N V Subbaraman


50 theresa damian <theresajoseph1029@gmail.com>

Mar 18

Res Sir,

Thank You for your kind response.

Sorry for the delay.

I haven’t checked the mail for a while

Nice, to know of your goodness.

Sure, I will seek your goodness.


I am in Chennai doing my study in Mother Teresa Women’s university.

Your autobiography is inspiring.

I also learnt from your profile that you are a profound writer. I read few of those.Feel that you write more.

Thank You Sir

With Respect and prayers


51 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 18

to Theresa

God be with you and guide you in all your activities. You are welcome at all times. Just now I completed a treatise on Insurance in Tamil titled “ஆயிரம் பொன்” It is aimed to be a guide to the students of Insurance, practitioners of Insurance and knowledge seeking public.

Thanks for your mail and with best wishes.

N V Subbaraman


52 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 18

to Theresa

I am eager to know about your progress in your research work. I hope u r getting necessary and needed guidance from him /her. What exactly is the theme? It is just out of curiosity. If u don’t mind sharing pl. do. No embarrassment, I believe. All the best!


53 Jayasimhan Tmm

Congratulations. I went through a few paragraphs. I will read through. But one question – why was that left hand shake as jack of all trades!!!!

February 28 at 6:12am · Like


54 Subbaraman N.V.

Great! On the one hand probably he was giving the prize and probably forced to give left hand shake! What a keen observation by Shri TMMJ!

February 28 at 6:23am ·


55 Jayasimhan Tmm

Sir kadapa episode is wonderful

February 28 at 6:52am ·


56 Subbaraman N.V.

Yes; u r from KDP!?!?!?

February 28 at 6:56am ·


57 Venkata Ramani Please see my comments in NVSR.WORDPRESS>COM

February 28 at 7:03am · Like

58 Subbaraman N. V.

Seen; replied; thanks.

February 28 at 7:06am · Like


59 Esakki Rajan

படித்து முடித்தேன்….

அழஅழகான வர்ணனை.

அருமையான அனுபவம் .

துரோகங்களை துயிலுறித்துக்காட்டாமல் கோடிட்டு காட்டிய பாங்கு. உங்கள் பெருந்தன்மையை



கடப்பா RUN FOR LIFE INSURANCE டீ சர்ட் திருப்பூரிலிருந்து என் ஏற்பாட்டில் தான் அனுப்பிவைக்கப்பட்டது. பெருமைப்படுகிறேன்.நான் அப்போது திருப்பூர் கிளை மேலாளர் .

February 28 at 9:20am ·

60 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks aplenty Esakkirajan. I very well remember your help to me on that occasion.

February 28 at 9:30am ·


61 Banda Gangaraju

I follow your memoirs as I worked during the same decades as you

February 28 at 10:18am ·


62Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Gangarajugaru.

February 28 at 10:24am ·


63 Shrinivas Sathya Susarla

Sir though I left LIC my memories about lic is thick. Reading your blog my stint at lic flashed. Like the way u wrote the memoir without mentioning the names of the officers at the same time expressing ur feelings. The touching point ed personnel …… sir u mentioned stopped coffee tea.. at the behest of Kanchi Parmacharya. May I request you to share your experiences with Paramacharya

February 28 at 1:55pm · Edited · Like


64 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks. Pl. c another posting on the topic “BYE TO COFFEE”

February 28 at 1:58pm ·


65 Subbaraman N.V.

My dear SSS, 044/26544950 / 9840477552

February 28 at 2:02pm ·

66 Venkatraman Chandrakesan

Dear Mr. NVS, excellent memory of yr 40 years lic life. By yr write up, i am very much reminded of those happy days of working along with yr good self.

February 28 at 3:26pm ·


67Subbaraman N.V.

I equally cherish those happy times. Thanks.

February 28 at 3:43pm · Like


68 Subramanian Ruppa Sundarrao

Excellent memory. I really feel that it is to be printed and given to all the employees now to improve the service still better and to face any challenges. Thank you, RESPECTED SIR.


February 28 at 4:33pm ·


69 Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota


February 28 at 4:43pm ·


70 Subbaraman N.V.

Kindly recollect and repost for my benefit.

February 28 at 4:44pm ·


71 Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota


February 28 at 4:54pm ·


72 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks. It indicates your love for me. That is all.TCS Reddy

February 28 at 5:01pm ·


73Rajagopal Krishnamurthy:

Awesome mama. It is nice that came across a good person like you in my life.

February 28 at 5:21pm ·



74Subbaraman N.V.

I feel elated. Thanks. All the best for you!.



February 28 at 4:54pm ·


76 Subbaraman N. V.

Thanks. It indicates your love for me. That is all.TCS Reddy

February 28 at 5:01pm ·


77 Subbaraman N.V.

I feel elated. Thanks. All the best for you!

February 28 at 5:24pm ·


78 Purushothamrao Rao

Very interesting. I would like to request you to see that this is published in some of our house magazines so that it would help the present generation of our erstwhile organization. With best wishes

February 28 at 9:25pm ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thank you Shri PRRao.

February 28 at 11:29pm ·


  1. Chandrasekaran Chandrasekaran

Congrats, wish u to contribute your experience and blessings to all LICians for many more years with good health

March 1 at 3:33am ·


81 Subbaraman Nagapatnam Viswanathan Love is blind. Thanks Balu.

March 1 at 5:35am ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Chandrasekaran

March 1 at 5:36am · Like


  1. Sankar Rao

Our memories are always with you and are still very fresh and green-. in our hearts of Kadapa Division. We. Wish. A. Healthy. Long. Life. Sankar. G. S.  Kadapa.

March 1 at 8:33am ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks a lot Shankar Rao. I have named it a golden period for me.

March 1 at 8:41am ·


  1. Yanadi Setty


March 2 at 6:45am ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks, Yenadi Setty.

March 2 at 6:48am ·


  1. Cheenu Srinivasan

My pranams to my mentor who lived for simplicity, integrity and helpful approach to complicated issues.

March 2 at 9:58am ·


89 Subbaraman N.V.

‘lived for’ or’ living for’…………………………..!?!?!? Thanks aplenty.

March 2 at 11:06am ·


90 Cheenu Srinivasan Sorry sir! It should read “lives for ”

March 2 at 1:25pm ·


91 Subbaraman N.V.

Sorry Cs, I made it just in a lighter vein. I know well that neither I lived nor am living with simplicity, integrity helpful approach etc.!Thanks again.

March 2 at 1:46pm ·


92 Venu Gopal

A true account of yourselves. Well done!

March 4 at 9:39am ·


93 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks aplenty Venugopal.

March 4 at 10:07am ·


94 Ramana Rapthadu

Still remembering those days at Cuddapah

March 7 at 10:32pm ·

95Subbaraman N.V.

Yes; very much. Those days are unforgettable indeed! Thanks for your response

March 8 at 5:28am ·


96  Balasubramanaian Srikanteswaran


really great

with respects


February 28 at 11:29pm ·


97  Subbaraman N.V.

Love is blind. Thanks Balu.

March 1 at 5:35am · Like


98 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Chandrasekaran

March 1 at 5:36am · Like



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