Not surprising, considering that Tamils are one of the Indian minority groups who are oppressed by the government there.
LOL! A shipmate of mine, from Long Island, is named Raccamandato. Her great-great grandfather came to Ellis Island as a young man and the immigration clerk stamped over his name the word “Recommended,” meaning, he could come into the U.S. He saw that on his name and thought they changed it since he was a new immigrant so he became the Italian word for “recommended.”