Ram Nathan started Rationalist Movement in Madras and took it to
National level. In 1938, he was in Rajaji’s cabinet. He conducted the magazine ‘Indian
Rationalist’. He put together a collection of Rationalist library. He traveled
all over the country and encouraged the Movement.
We invited him to Hyderabad.
By then he was much aged. This is about way back in 1976. He spoke in a very
low voice at Y.M.C.A Hall. Abburi and A.L.Narasimha Rao were present.
We went to his residence in Madras. After his death, his wife did not
show interest in running the Library and the Magazine. So they were shifted .Surya Narayana and Jaya Gopal took up those
Jaya Gopal went to America, got married and started a web site from
died around 2000 A.D. Surya Narayana
went back to Kerala. When the magazine was brought to
Hyderabad Jaya Gopal used
to write. Avula Sambasiva Rao as the Editor, N.K.Acharya, Jasti Jawahar Lal
and I managed the running of the
magazine. This is after 1970. After
sometime, Surya Naryana
moved the magazine back to Madras.
It did not run for long in Madras
Ram Nathan was the foremost of Indian Rationalist
Movement. He toured in Russia
too. He took great pains to conduct the Movement. It is a matter of great pride
to be closely associated with him.
His article on “The World around me” published in the Vahini magazine revealed his universal vision.