G. Rama Iyer

Tan Sri G.K. Rama Iyer (Tamil: ஜி. ராமா ஐயர்) (1932 – 16 March 2020)[1] was a Malaysian politician, who served as Secretary-General of the Primary Industries Ministry. He did much for the civil service in the years following independence.

He was born in 1932 in Penang. His father was V.K. Ganapathy Iyer, a teacher at Penang Free School. Rama himself was educated in Penang Free School.

He was 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 was also related to Huzir Sulaiman, acclaimed Malaysian theatre personality. Huzir’s father, Haji Sulaiman Abdullah (born G. Srinivasan Iyer) and Rama are brothers.

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  1. ^ Vengadesan, Martin (2020-03-19). "Farewell to Rama Iyer, an eminent servant of old Malaysia". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 2020-03-23.