About T.K. JAGANNATHACHARYA
T K JAGANNATHACHARYA
Affectionately addressed as TKJ, he was born in 1897 in Thuvaar a village near Mannargudi in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Had schooling and first in the village to join a College Never wore a shirt - in his 85 years of simple living ...
Launched Dharmika Hindu a Tamil Weekly - to propagate Vaishnavism, Hinduism.
He was in forefront to protest against E V Ramasamy Naicker instigated events like Lord Rama portrait being burnt and garlanded with chappals. TKJ organised a counter procession in Salem - to burn effigy of Dravida Kazhagam leader EVR
TKJ authored Valmiki Ramayana- Bhagwad Gita and translated many of Vedanta Desikan slokhas from Sanskrit to Tamil and English.
TKJ was fond of collecting Grantham Books- Sanskrit and English Literatures.
TKJ encouraged Brahmin youths to take up Journalism, Proudly mentioning this in his autobiography is Swami Dayanand Saraswathi - who worked as Reporter of Dharmkia HIndu and now a world renowned exponent of HInduism. TKJ also groomed present Andavan Swami ji of Srirangam as Sub Editor of Dharmkia HIndu.
TKJ always mentioned that he was a lucky great grand father - having lived with a baby of fourth generation.
TKJ - a true Gandhian . Was against Congress stalwarts like T T Krishnamachary Finance Minister of India, TKJ had a peaceful end in 1982