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.
Still good people are there
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!
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
I cherish my association with you
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.
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.
After long 2 decades seeing madam and Prasad sir in photos at least thank you sir my pranams to you
Well deserved compliments!
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 .
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.
It was my fortune to be associated with sir. I used to call him as “Nadiche Devudu” (Walking God)
Venkateswaran Anantaramaseshan :
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Yes; there is no bolt for true love in fact and such expressions reveal the heart!