V. P. Raman

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Venkata Pattabhi Raman
Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu
In office
Preceded by K. Parasaran
Personal details
Born 3 October 1932
Died 2 December 1991(1991-12-02) (aged 59)
Madras, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Children Mohan V. Ram,
P. S. Raman,
P. R. Raman
Alma mater Loyola College, Madras, Madras Law College
Occupation lawyer
Profession Advocate-General

Venkata Pattabhi Raman (3 October 1932 - 2 December 1991) was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu from 1977 to 1979. His son Mohan Raman is a renowned actor.

Early life and education[edit]

Raman was born on 3 October 1932 in Madras and had his schooling at Church Park. On completion of his schooling, Raman graduated in Physics from Loyola College and studied law at Madras Law College completing his studies with a gold medal.


V. P. Raman, third from left (in the back row behind Annadurai)

Initially, Raman was attracted towards Communism. Later, however, he joined the fledgling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and in 1955, framed the constitution of the party along with E. V. K. Sampath and Era Seziyan.