Struck by polio at the age of two, both my legs were paralyzed. Since then I have weathered many a storm in life. With dint of effort and enthusiasm, have come up to what I’m today in spite of having lost the faculty of movement at infancy.

I’m married to my wife Vasantha and have four children and four grand children.

Educational Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s in Physics;

·         Masters in Public Administration;

·         Bachelor of Law, University of Madras


·        Took part in a BBC - sponsored Thompson Foundation training          programme on TV News Management

·        Underwent a four-month in-service training at the Indian Institute of Mass          Communication

Languages known:

·         English, German, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

H Ramakrishnan receiving an award from the doyen of Kannada films Dr Rajkumar in Bangalore.

At a Glance:

·         More than 40 years experience in media, India. 26 years in Television Media
·         Director - News Unit of Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai – India for over ten years
·         Worked in Senior Administrative Grade of the Indian Information Service, India
·         Experienced All India Radio (AIR) Newsreader / Translator since 1962
·         Was an auditioned Drama artiste of AIR. “Nagarvalams”(news reel) and “Sandror Chinathanai” (thought for the day) are very popular creations of mine.
·         Took part in a BBC - sponsored Thompson Foundation training programme on Television News Management
·         Experienced in Live media coverages, editing (including visuals) and reporting
·         Experienced in voiced over stories – both in the Regional and National News bulletins in English, Tamil and Hindi
·         Experienced in interviewing high profile personalities from all walks of life including foreign dignitaries
·        Experienced in producing soaps for Doordarshan, Chennai and Trivandrum – including Here’s Crazy (of Crazy Mohan). Thorough in all aspects of media       production including visual editing.
·        Experienced working with Press Information Bureau and Field Publicity – arms of the Government of India that deal with publicity and the jobs involved constant ·         interaction with media and feeding reporters with appropriate stories.
·         Have experience of three years at Indian Bank (on deputation) as its Public Relations Manager
·         Retired as the Regional Director, Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) a Indian Government undertaking at Chennai, India
·         Received the Highest State Award “Kalaimamani" from Tamil Nadu Government
·         Invited to present a lecture-demonstration at Music department of Illinois State University on ‘An Introduction to South Indian Classical Music’
·         Appointed as CEO with Jeppiar group of Companies