Dr. S.Lakshminarayanan Donates His Entire Life's Earnings To Ram Temple

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Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan, the Principal Advisor to the Board of Trustees at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai and a retired IAS officer bestowed his lifelong earnings upon the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Shri S Lakshminarayanan mentioned that he has led a prosperous life and continues to receive substantial income even post-retirement. He views his donation as merely giving back what God has generously provided.

Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan was born in Delhi and currently resides there. He is a retired IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre of the year 1970 batch. He held several senior positions in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and in the Department of Tourism, Culture and Public Relations, Department of Mines, Mineral Resources, Revenue and Relief and Rehabilitation of the Government of Madhya Pradesh. His last assignment with the Government was Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.  

Throughout his career, Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan has chaired numerous companies in the capacity of a Chairman or as an independent Director. He has been associated with Lilavati Hospital since 2015, 1st as the Trustee and then as the Principal Advisor to the Board of Trustees. As the Chief Administrator; he has led the Hospital from the front and being instrumental in taking Lilavati Hospital to the next level. Under his dynamic and far-sighted leadership; Hospital registered its best ever performance in the last FY both in terms of Revenue and Profit.

His roots trace back to Chennai where his ancestors reside. He has a daughter named Priyadarshini who lives in the USA and his wife, Saraswati, is a homemaker. Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan’s father Subramaniam served as a secretary in the Central Government while his mother Lakshmi is also a homemaker.

Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan has resolved to liquidate all his a for the creation of a book. This monumental tome, comprised of 10,902 verses, will have each page crafted from copper. The process will involve immersing these pages in 24-carat gold before using it to inscribe letters studded with gold on the pages. The project is estimated to consume around 140 kg of copper and five to seven kg of gold, with additional metals employed for embellishment purposes. Once completed, the book will be placed near Ramlala's feet. Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan and his wife recently visited Ayodhya where they received approval for this endeavor from Shri Champat Rai, the General Secretary of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers, a renowned company in the country, will bring to life Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan's vision of the book Ramcharit Manas. Known for their craftsmanship, this jewelry company is also responsible for creating the Sengol (scepter) housed in the new Parliament House. They have designed a gold-studded version of Ramcharit Manas and anticipate that its creation will take approximately three months.

“I was named Lakshminarayanan after a promise made to Goddess Lakshmi. When my mother was carrying me in her womb, she visited the renowned Birla Temple in Delhi, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple. She prayed for a health child. Her prayers were heard and thus I was named. My family is deeply religious and their faith in the divine is profound. Interestingly enough, I was fortunate to marry a woman who embodies the qualities of Goddess Saraswati,” said Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan.

Shri Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan further added, “Throughout my life, I have been blessed with abundance by the divine. I've held high-ranking roles and experienced a prosperous life. Even in my retirement, I continue to receive substantial wealth. Despite this, my lifestyle remains simple. My pension remains largely untouched. In gratitude for these blessings, I give back what was given to me by the Almighty.”


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