G. Rama Iyer

Male, Person

1932 –


Who is G. Rama Iyer?

Tan Sri G.K. Rama Iyer is the former Secretary-General of the Primary Industries Ministry. He did much for the civil service in the years following independence.

Born in 1932 in Penang, his father is V.K. Ganapathy Iyer, a teacher at Penang Free School. Rama himself was educated in Penang Free School.

He is related to Toh Puan Umasundari Sambanthan, through his wife, Puan Sri Vijayalakshmi who is her first cousin. Uma’s husband, Tun Sambanthan is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Malaysia and was a cabinet minister and president of the Malaysian Indian Congress.

He is also related to Huzir Sulaiman, acclaimed Malaysian theatre personality. Huzir’s father, Haji Sulaiman Abdullah and Rama are brothers.

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on July 23, 2013


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