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The District Grand Lodge of Madras enjoys a long and distinguished history. Please click the titles of the excerpts below, or on the links in the sidebar to the right, to read the respective article.

Provincial Grand Masters on The Coast of Coromandel of Madras or of Presidency of Madras

1 1767 Captain Edmund Pascal.
2 1786 Brigadier-General Mathew Horne
3 1790 John Chamier, M.C.S
4 1806 Terence Gahagan, M.D. (Acting)
5 1810 Terence Gahagan, M.D
6 1812 Herbert Compton, Barrister-at-Law (Acting)
7 1813 Herbert Compton (afterwards Hon.Sir.Herbert Compton Kt.Puisne Judge, Bombay)
8 1814 Richard Jebb, LL.D. Barrister-at-law (Acting)
9 1812 Richard Jebb, LL.D
10 1820 George Lys (Acting)
11 1826 Sir Herbert Compton.
12 1840 The Right Hon'ble John Baron Elphinstone,G.C.H. Governor of Madras
13 1852 Robert   Hudleston Williamson, M.C.S

District Grand Masters Of The District Grand Lodge Of Madras

1 1856 Lieut.Col. Willam Pitt MacDonald, Madras Army (First District Grand Master.)
2 1867 Arthur MacDonald Ritchie, B.A., Barrister-at-Law
3 1875 John Miller, Barrister-at-Law
4 1879 Major Aubery William Ogilvie Saunders, Royal Scots Fusiliers
5 1884 Arthur Morell Saunders
6 1888 The Right Hon'ble Lord Conne mara, G.C.I.E., Governor of Madras.
7 1891 Sir George Montagomere John Moore, K.T., C.I.E
8 1901 The Right Hon'ble Lord Ampthill, G.C.I.E. Governor of Madras
9 1906 The Hon'ble Herbert Bradley, G.S.I., I.C.S
10 1910 The Hon'ble Sir Murray Hammick, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., I.C.S
11 1914 Hon'ble Lewllyn E.Buckley, C.S.I., I.C.S
12 1922 The Hon'ble Sir Archibald Young Gipps Campbell, K.C.I.E. C.S.I., C.B.E., V.D., I.C.S
13 1933 Sir George Townsend Boag, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., I.C.S
14 1946 Tiruchendurai Venkataraman Muthukrishna Aiyer, B.A. B.L.
15 1967 Lt.Col. G.S.Gill, C.I.E., O.B.E., I.M.S. (Retd.)
16 1978 Arumana Parameswaran Tampi, B.A.
17 2001 Kumar Ravindra Nath Menon, M.A. (Oxon)
18 2011 Theophilus Arputharaj Devagnanam, FIIPE

RW DGM Theo Devagnanam

Theo Devagnanam

It is a great pleasure to be with all of you after two and half years and I have really missed our regular gatherings. Let us all hope that Masonic activity in our District can now return to normalcy. Our hosts, Lodge Rock, have made excellent arrangements for the meeting, despite the various constrains that they have had to face and I am sure you are all enjoying their warm hospitality.

For me, personally, this is a very special occasion. Brethren, one hundred years, one month and twelve days ago my Grand Father W.Bro. Samuel Devagnanam was initiated into this Lodge, on July 1, 1922 and it is indeed a pleasure to be presiding over this meeting in his Mother Lodge, a century later.


RWDGM Kumar Ravindranath Menon

Bro. Kumar Ravindra Nath Menon our District Grand Master was born in Colombo Ceylon in August 1935. His father the late Mr. S.R.K. Menon was the head of his own large auditing practice in that country, and till the year 1958 that was his place of residence.

Our DGM was educated in India and Ceylon where he attended St. Thomas' College, Gurutalawa from where he passed the London Matriculation exam. In 1951, with distinction.

He later spent two years as an (Intermediate) student at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, from which establishment he proceeded to Oxford as an undergraduate at Christ Church and in due time, taking an Honors Degree in Philosophy Politics and Economics in 1957.

Ravindranath Menon