Wednesday, 28 December 2011


Mr. Narayanaswamy : A personality to know about

  • Wednesday, 28 December 2011
  • Pradeep Kumar
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  • Its not easy for a normal person to be a part of Wikipedia. For few people it doesn't matter also, what people think or say about them. But believe me, people only criticize in the beginning, but once they get to know that you don't even care what people say, they start looking for other options.

    One person whom I was reading over internet today and like to share his story.

    When you search his name on internet, around 400, 000 results will be made available by google. His Wikipedia link is as follows :

    His story :

    First Rank in State in Secondary School Examination
    First Rank in University in Plus Two
    First Rank in IIT Entrance Examination
    First Rank in All India IIT Computer Science
    First Rank in IAS Entrance Examination
    First Rank in IAS Training Institute

    On passing out from IIT Chennai Mr. Narayanaswamy was offered scholarship by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA .. He who came from a middle class family believed that he had a moral obligation to give something in return for the lakhs of rupees the government spent on him as an IIT student. He had the intelligence and conviction to realize that this money came also from the poorest of the poor - who pay up the excise duty on textiles when they buy cloth, who pay up customs, excise and sales tax on diesel when they travel in a bus, and in numerous other ways indirectly pay the government. So he decided to join IAS hoping he could do something for the people of this country. How many young men have the will power to resist such an offer from USA ? Narayanaswamy did never look at IAS as a black money spinner as his later life bears testimony to this fact.

    After a decade of meritorious service in IAS, today, Narayanaswamy is being forced out of the IAS profession. Do you know why?

    A real estate agent wanted to fill up a paddy field which is banned under law. An application came up before Narayanaswamy who was sub collector the, for an exemption from this rule for this plot of land. Upon visiting the site he found that the complaint from 60 poor families that they will face water logging due to the waste water from a nearby Government Medical College if this paddy field was filled up was correct. Narayanswamy came under intense political pressure but he did what was right - refused permission for filling up the paddy field. That was his first confrontation with politicians.

    Soon after his marriage his father-in-law closed down a public road to build compound wall for his plot of land. People approached Narayanaswamy with complaint.

    When talking with his own father-in-law did not help, he removed the obstructing wall with police help. The result, his marriage broke up.

    As district Collector he raided the house of a liquor baron who had defaulted Rupees 11 crores payment to government and carried out revenue recovery. A Minister directly telephoned him and ordered to return the forfeited articles to the house of the liquor baron. Narayanswamy politely replied that it is difficult. The minister replied that Narayanaswamy will suffer.

    In his district it was a practice to collect crores of rupees for earthen bunds meant for poor farmers, but which were never constructed. A bill for rupees 8 crores came up before Narayanaswamy. He inspected the bund. He found it very weak and said that he will pass the bill after the rainy season to ensure that the bund served the purpose. As expected the earthen bund was too weak to stand the rain and it disappeared in the rain. But he created a lot of enemies for saving 8 crores public money. The net result of all such unholy activities was that he was asked to go on leave by the government. Later such an illustrious officer was posted as "State Co-Ordinator, Quality Improvement Programme for Schools". This is what the politician will do to a honest officer with backbone - post him in the most powerless position to teach him a lesson. Since he found that nothing can be achieved for the people if he continued with the State Service he opted for central service. But that too was denied on some technical ground.

    What will you do when you have a brilliant computer career anywhere in the world you choose with the backing of several advanced technical papers too published in international journals to your credit?

    When you are powerless to do anything for the people, why should you waste your life as the Co-Ordinator for a Schools Programme?

    Mr. Narayanaswamy is on the verge of leaving IAS to go to Paris to take up a well paid United Nations assignment. The politicians can laugh thinking another obstacle has been removed. But it is the helpless people of this country who will lose - not Narayanaswamy. But you have the power to support capable and honest bureaucra ts like Narayaswamy, G.R.Khairnar and Alphons Kannamthanam who have suffered a lot under self seeking politicians who rule us. You have even the power to replace such politicians with these kind of people dedicated to the country. The question is will you do the little you can do NOW? At least a vote or word in support of such personalities?

    17 Responses to “Mr. Narayanaswamy : A personality to know about”

    Dib said...
    26 January 2012 at 22:40

    No word is enough...Really very very inspiring story.
    And I want to mention likely same story. I know a person who almost like him & doing social service in Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math. The person I m talking, is Swami Sarvottamananda (Shreesh Maharaj).

    He was a 2nd rank holder in IIT-JEE, 1985.
    He was a IIT-Kanpur topper in the batch.
    He was also a GATE topper.
    He was topper of the MTech CSE batch.
    He was named "Universal Guru" in IIT-Kanpur.
    He refused offer from top university of USA.
    He done PhD from IIT-Kanpur in Computer Science.
    Refused lucrative package from top companies, and he joined Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur, Howrah to serve student & people.

    I am not comparing Mr. Narayanaswamy with someone. I am just giving an information about another GREAT ONE.

    Pradeep said...
    3 February 2012 at 20:30

    Hey thanks to mention that.....I you want to write about other personalities....Will love to hear about them..Just reply back if you are interested in writing...!!!

    RoyalC said...
    6 April 2012 at 19:09

    It's a step in right direction. When all the good officers/public servants leave and the bureaucracy becomes only about self service, people (the middle class sleeping giant) will finally have to become desperate and you know actually do something. Just saying remove the good crop of IAS/IPS or low level officers from the system, whats becomes of India? it will be finally part of Africa.

    ankit karan said...
    10 April 2012 at 23:30

    sir first of all im really a great fan of yours and after reading this article im sure that u will succeed in creating india a healthy nation free from fat ass politicians .

    garvam said...
    20 April 2012 at 18:22

    i actually prefer such great people to go abroad and make good software, technology, money also. anything great done in america will be helpful for people everywhere. their extreme skills shoud not get wasted. they spend their lifetime resisting the greedy babus. i feel its better to contribute to the people of the world and be at places where their skills are valued and respected.

    AV ARYA said...
    26 April 2012 at 00:32

    thanks all of my friends to share these kinds of personalities, I think we all have to follow these kinds of peoples. I am now to much motivated towards my goal after reading this story, it is true that if you want something change then you have to change that thing by yourself.....

    Sunil Gaba said...
    6 June 2012 at 13:06

    Dear All,
    There are so many people who inspire us as they keep the nation and society above everyone and everything. Mr. Narayanaswamy, kindly allow me to be the part of your efforts to bring the necessary changes. Together we can and have to bring changes for our next generations to come. Please be united and lend your best possible support to raze a war against corrupts.

    Sunil Gaba said...
    6 June 2012 at 13:11

    I or anyone alone cannot do much. Lets be united and change the game not by running but by making those corrupts run till their end. I can be reached at to make joint efforts to make our India a great nation.

    Biswanath B said...
    7 June 2012 at 23:03

    I'm speechless...

    Bijan Das said...
    1 July 2012 at 12:40



    USE RTI..

    santanu said...
    14 July 2012 at 23:08

    stay speechless..........
    mr.narayanaswamy dont talk much either.........

    Rachana Santoshwar said...
    20 July 2012 at 14:36

    I really think we should use RTI ( right to information ) . We have the right to ask questions .. where our money is going ..what is being done for the tax that we pay .. there are so many questions to be raised to make the nation great !!

    Saroj Saini said...
    26 July 2012 at 11:24

    Hats off 2 him, great personalty.
    And right decision to go away abroad from this selfish country!!

    SRAVANREDDY said...
    13 February 2013 at 03:34

    Hats of sir, If Every officer will work Like you INDIA will beat top countries in a short time.
    People we need to support this officer.

    arjun kushwah said...
    19 February 2013 at 22:35

    "Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya

    Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,

    Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya

    Tadatmanam Srijami Aham'.

    Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)

    "Whenever there is decay

    of righteousness O! Bharatha

    And a rise of unrighteousness

    then I manifest Myself!"

    Praritranaya Sadhunam

    Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam


    Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge."

    Bhagavat Gita (Chapter IV-8)

    "For the protection of the good,

    for the destruc­tion of the wicked and

    for the establishment of righteousness,

    I am born in every age." . . . .


    After reading this i can say that above lines are 110 % true

    javed shaikh said...
    31 March 2013 at 02:40

    great man

    23 May 2013 at 10:57

    Thank you for sharing about such a great man...

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