Rao Saheb T. Sambamurthi Rao
Mr. T. Sambamurthi Rao was the son of Deputy Collector T. Krishna Rao, the famous educationalist. He was born in August 1869 in the Tanjore District. He took his B.A. degree in 1890 from the Government College, Kumbakonam and won the Beauchamp Gold medal for proficiency in English. After passing his B.L., he enrolled himself as Vakil and returned to Tanjore in 1898. Sambamurthi Rao was one of the promoters of the Tanjore Permanent Fund and was connected with it as Director since its inception. He became President of that institution in 1923. He has been the Secretary of the Tanjore Maharaja Sarfoji’s Saraswathi Mahal Library and has rendered valuable services in this capacity. In appreciation of his work, the title of Rao Saheb was conferred on him in 1927. He was till recently at the head of various public movements and was Director of the M.E.F. for several years.