Sahib G. Venkataranga Rao was an institution in Triplicane.
The pial was his drawing room and here congregated the intellectuals
of Triplicane. He was a genial personality and of a lovable
disposition. He had a stately gait and one could rarely miss
him walking the streets of Triplicane with his dog or his cow.
Not blessed with children, he lavished his love on others, particularly
the underdogs, and dumb creatures.
A great Telugu scholar and teacher for some time, G.V.Rao loved
the teacher and his profession. Hence it was but appropriate
that he should have been the Secretary to the Committee of Management.
He became member of the Committee in 1913 and served as Secretary
for seven years. He was a man of vision and could foresee a
bright future for the school. As Secretary to the Madras
Landholders' Association, Mr. G.V. Rao had occasion to come
in contact with many a landed aristocrat of his day and this,
along with his culture and scholarship (he was an M.A.), made
him what he was, a man of broad humanity little accustomed to
pettifogging and wire-pulling. Indeed Mr. G. Venkataranga Rao
was almost the ideal gentlemen.