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My Travels, Photos, Letters From Family, Friends

Author Name: Natarajan K. Raman | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Travel | Other Details

The author was born in Madras in 1941. He was raised by his grandmother in Coimbatore, where he attended Suburban elementary and middle school.

He moved to Mylapore, Madras, in 1952. He did his high schooling there and graduated S.S.L.C. from P.S. High School in 1955.

He was a member of the Children's Club on V.M. Street.

He moved to Jamshedpur to be with his parents. He joined Kamachha in Banaras for his intermediate science in 1956, then graduated from Banaras Engineering College in 1962 as a mechanical engineer. He joined as a graduate apprentice in Telco, Jamshedpur, in 1963. As a member of the United Club in Northern Town, he read Time, Life, Look, and National Geographic magazines with a passion. The politics, history, geography, and space travel fascinated him and kindled a desire to immigrate to the USA, which he did in August of 1969. He also helped around 20 friends from Telco and Tisco. In the US, he worked as an engineer in nuclear and fossil plants. He raised a family and retired in 1999. He came to Madras and built a 12-apartment complex in 2000 in Mylapore. He spent the next 4 years traveling around the world, visiting Madras and California. Then after, he spent 14 years in a Del Webb community at Rancho Resort in Sahuarita, Arizona. He ran the Solo Club there for 10 years. Subsequently, he moved to a senior independent community, 'The Gardens' in Pleasanton, California, near his son, due to bad health, and he lives there now. He comes to Madras every year to visit family.

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Natarajan K. Raman

Natarajan K. Raman was born on June 1, 1941. He graduated S.S.L.C. in 1st class with honors in mathematics in 1958 and mechanical engineering in 1962 from Banaras Hindu University. He worked in Telco, Jamshedpur, and immigrated to the USA in 1969. He worked as a senior analytical engineer and later as a senior fossil engineer at Con Edison Co. in New York for over 29 years. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He worked in nuclear and fossil plants. He was involved in building a robot for steam generator sludge lancing in collaboration with M.I.T. and Foster-Miller Co.

He received a commendation for 'First Use' from the Electric Power and Research Institute (EPRI) in 1988.