As the former Commercial and Financial Editor steps into his 100th year

Former Finance and Commercial Editor of The Hindu, P.A. Seshan, who steps into his 100th year on July 7, will be honoured and felicitated by the Board of Directors, Kasturi & Sons, publishers of The Hindu group of publications, at a function here on Saturday.

Palamadai Ananthanarayana Seshan was born on July 7 1913 and hails from Tirunelveli district.

After working with Indian Finance and the Employers’ Association of Calcutta, he began his long association with The Hindu in 1952 as Financial Correspondent on an honorarium basis.

He joined the staff in 1957. Though he reached the age of superannuation in 1971, he continued in service till 1994.

He was designated Commercial and Financial Editor in 1991.

He was retained as a consultant till 1998, but continued to contribute an occasional column to the Business Review.

Mr. Seshan will be remembered for his incisive column, ‘Leo’s news and notes’, which was avidly followed by small and new investors.

He anchored The Hindu’s annual Survey of Indian Industry, which grew in size and stature under his guidance. He continues as a consultant to some companies even now.

Deeply attached to his village, Mr. Seshan continues to serve as president, governing body of the 130-year old Pattamadai Rameseshaier Higher Secondary School, and president of Sri Venkatachalapathy Seva Samithi, Pattamadai.

Some of the leading industrialists, including Pollachi N. Mahalingam, Suresh Krishna, and R. Thyagarajan, will felicitate Mr. Seshan.

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