V.S. Gounder has a Ph.D in nuclear physics.

Dr V.S. Gounder,
Ph.D in nuclear physics. Serves at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, 
Tamil Nadu
Reluctant to talk and almost reclusive, Dr V.S. Gounder has the task of getting the holy water from the Cauvery and distributing it among the devotees. His family has been involved with the temple for years now.
He did his Ph.D in nuclear physics at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and returned to his native village to take care of his ageing father. He has published 18 papers and is a guide to two doctorate students.
“So what if my colleagues earn more; it does not matter to me,” says Gounder. “It is my duty to serve God, the temple and the nation.”