Jayaram Nadar - President
Jayaram Nadar is a passionate long serving member of Tamilar with a steadfast drive to reach out to the Tamil community in Melbourne. Coming from Bangalore he has first hand experience of the efforts parents and community needs to make to pass on the gift of Tamil culture and language to the next generation. He envisions Tamilar to be a defining force and catalyst in bringing the various Tamil organisations together in Melbourne, to promote and foster Tamil heritage. He has years of experience in Automotive Design Engineering and brings in key creative and program management skills to the organisation.
Prince Kennet - Secretary
Love for Tamil, one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world made him join Tamilar since its inception. An ardent supporter of Tamil cause, he brings a wide range of experience. His passion for the language made him compile books for School children studying in Tamil Schools run by Tamilar. Prince works in Automotive Industry.
Arun Ayyappan - Treasurer
Arun Ayyappan is a founding member of Tamilar Inc., is proud to be a Tamilan and believes Tamil culture has enriched his life. Thus aspires to share the same with the fellow Tamilar and pass on the rich Tamil culture to the future generation. Arun has vast experience in managing not-for-profit organisations in Victoria. He provides administrative directives to the Tamilar Inc team and is the resident consultant on Corporate affairs. Arun is an IT consultant by profession with over a decade of experience and is credentialed with a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University.
Feroz Basha – Executive Member
Feroz Basha, a founding member of Tamilar Inc is a Tamil language fanatic and loves all things Tamil. Feroz is very passionate about nurturing the rich and vibrant culture of TamilNadu amongst the growing younger generation in Australia. Feroz strongly believes that active practising and socialising of the Tamil speaking communities, is the key to protect this ancient language and culture from fading away in Australia. That is the primary reason Feroz founded Tamilar and actively spends time for it.
Obu Ramaraj - Executive Member
Obu Ramaraj is a proud Tamilian. Having embraced the Tamil culture throughout her life, she now feels it is her time to help bring together the Tamil community – a home away from home. Obu has been on other committees before, but this one is close to her heart. She is a finance broker by profession but is very passionate about helping women become financially empowered and what better place than her own community!
Karthik Thirugnanasambantham - Executive Member
Karthik Thirugnanasambantham, a determined, fun loving, and hardworking Tamizhan from Madurai, who prides in his roots. He is also an ardent lover of music and is a good singer himself. Karthik stepped foot in Australia in 2002 and went on to complete his Masters in IT. He has always nursed a passion for Tamizh Mozhi and an undying fervour to protect Tamizh heritage and culture, in his own words “Yaam magizhintha tamizh mozhi varum santhathiyinar magizha vendum”. He strongly believes that teaching the beautiful language and culture to the future generations is the only way forward in fulfilling his dream. Hence his association with Tamizhar, an organisation that aptly aligns with his philosophy. Karthik’s vision for Tamizh is to spread awareness and create a sense of responsibility and ownership towards the ancient language, that will in turn motivate the forthcoming generations to take pride in being associated with Tamizh.
Departed From the Executive Board - Yet actively working for Tamilar behind the scenes
Ganesh Jaygan is a founding member of Tamilar Inc. A patriot and a Tamil tragic Ganesh stewards the Tamilar Inc team towards achieving its objectives. Ganesh is an IT consultant with over a decade of experience and is credentialed with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University. Ganesh brings to the team managerial acumen and an undivided passion for Tamil.
Radhika Bandhili, a founding member of Tamilar inc. was instrumental in the emergence of this organisation because of the strong rooted passion and love she has for the language and the tradition it holds. She prides herself in thinking and communicating in such a beautiful language and with great conviction believes that this amazing language and the culture should move on for generations to come. Spending over more than a decade in Australia, Radhika is now working as a research scientist for a leading company. She comes across as a vibrant person and a creative thinker with an undying spirit to ensure that the Tamil spirit continues to burn with fervour and pride.
Meena Arun Kumar
Meena ArunKumar is a founding member of Tamilar Inc, being a tamilar member wants to falsify the myth "Tamil ini mella Chagum". Meena being an accountant by profession manages the Finance and Tax affiars for Tamilar Inc. Meena is credentialed with a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Financial Management from Pondicherry University, India.