Right from his young age Kamaraj never liked luxurious life . He adopted simplicity in anything. His food , dress and speech were very simple. But he was not a miser. When he was C.M. he used to spend most of his salary for the poor who came to him for help.
A cup of coffee in the morning , lunch at 11.00 a.m. evening a cup of coffee and 2 Idlies and a cup of milk at supper were his daily food. His lunch was a simple vegetarian meal. Occasionally an egg would be added with his lunch. He never celebrated Hindu festivals. He used to get up from his bed at 7.am
He gave interview to all whoever came to meet him. He never sent anyone without seeing . He helped all as far as possible. He never helped anyone on the basis of cast or creed. For genuine reasons he never hesitated to help. He used to read books before sleep , some times up to 2′o clock in the mid night . Sometimes he used to discuss serious political problem upto 5 . a.m in the next morning.
He used to have a nap after lunch. Daily he received about 75 letters. But he never replied them .Just helped the needy ones. He never replied the letters from Virudhunagar.He never wounded anybody’s feelings . He moved friendly with everyone without political enmity. He used to get angry at times.
Suppose if anyone confuses him or tried to suppress the fact or telling the same matter repeated he gets annoyed. But that anger remains for a short period only. Later he forgets that and moved normally when he meets them next time.