L. Ramanujam, 76, passed away in Srirangam. He was an acclaimed teacher and practitioner of Thanjavur painting. He has trained more than 2000 students in Thanjavur painting offering a certificate course. He is a 2014 lifetime achievement award recipient from the Tamil Nadu government. He focused on imparting his skill to support home-based employment. Ramanujam learned painting and photography as an adolescent in 1962 and was self-employed. He undertook orders and conducted classes at his Sri Ranga Tanjore Art Gallery located on Amma Mandapam Road. He was active until a fortnight. Ramanujam took to popularity beyond his birthplace, through his Thanjavur paintings.