A.R. Sampath Raghavan, Senior Trustee was born in 1940 at Chengalpattu, near Chennai, in a family of lawyers. He inculcated the essence of fraternity and love for his fellow citizens from his father who was a freedom fighter. He completed his schooling in Ramakrishna Mission (1955) and college education from Madras Christian College (1961). He has a postgraduate degree in Economics. He held a senior level official position as Assistant General Manager in Food Corporation of India, a Government of India undertaking for over 38 years.
Being a student of Christian and Hindu institutions, he considers Gospel and Gita as two important guiding philosophies that preach love for humanity. He has travelled throughout India in his personal and official capacity which enabled him to know the diverse culture of India. His immaculate character helps him dedicate himself thoroughly for the welfare of the socially and economically backward community. His psychological support as administrative officer of one of the leading educational institutions run for the underprivileged girls in Thanjavur enables many students to shape their future with self confidence and determination.