Before leaving Chennai, Swamigal honored prominent citizens of Chennai. He honored the Sanskrit Professor at Chennai Presidency College, Mahamahopadhyay Kuppuswamy Shastrigal and gave him the title of “Darshana Kalanidhi”. He also gave the title of “Dharmika Dhurantharar” to advocate T.R.Ramachandra Iyer and “Dharma Rakshamani” to K.Balasubramania Iyer who was responsible for his special services during Swamigal’s visit to Chennai. As they really deserved the title, they were praised by one and all.
One more person who was closely associated with Swamigal during his visit to Chennai was the retired police commissioner Rao Bahadur A.Krishnaswamy Iyer. He was well known and befriended equally by the rich and the poor. The Mylapore Sanskrit Kalasala and Venkataramana Ayurveda infirmary were established and administered ably by V.Krishnaswamy Iyer. After his death, his sons, K.Balasubramania Iyer and Sri K. Chandrasekara Iyer gave the administration of the two organizations to A.Krishnaswamy Iyer, confident of his abilities to carry on their fathers’ tradition.
Swamigal awarded the title “Paropakara Chinthamani” to Sri Krishnaswamy Iyer and honored him with a spatika chain set in gold as well as a Kashmiri shawl. Iyer was extremely thrilled and fell at the lotus feet of our Swamigal.