Srinivas Ram Wagel,a Tamilian from India was the editor (financial department) for North China Daily News in Old Shanghai. Author of several finance books (including one on China) and journal articles, he migrated to USA , probably around WW1. He contributed many finance related articles for The New York Times. In the Hindu-German conspiracy trial, he was accused of taking money for Hindu uprisings. He denied the charges and was later exonerated. He died in 1940.

Now, if only there was more information available on his Old Shanghai sojourn!!