N.S. Ramaswamy, popularly known as Cartman Ramaswamy, passed away here on Monday evening.
His son, Rajan Srinivasan, said the 87-year-old Padma Bhushan award winner, who died of problems related to advanced age, was active until three months ago. Even so, he frequently travelled around the world. “He was supposed to go to Germany this June but cancelled his trip. Over the last few months, his condition started to deteriorate slowly,” Mr. Srinivasan said.
Born in Thrissur on March 2, 1926, Prof. Ramaswamy was the founder-director of Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore.
He later started Centre for Action, Research and Technology for Man, Animal and Nature (Cartman). Known to be a crusader for the environment, he actively campaigned for animal rights.
The cremation is on Tuesday.
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