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  • A visionary with a mission
  • A staunch nationalist
  • A great industrialist
  • An exceptional educationist
  • A social savant
  • A generous philanthropist
  • A crusading promoter of Tamil
  • Led a life of sacrifice

Emeritus President

  • The first and two times Vice Chancellor of Alagappa University
  • A multi-lingual scholar
  • A widely respected academician
  • A member of several prestigious bodies
  • A patron of religious and literary scholars
  • A generous contributor for noble causes
  • A devout person


  • Managing Director of Thiagarajar Mills Ltd., Madurai
  • Serves on several prestigious bodies which promote industrial development and enhancement of skills for societal change
  • Chairperson of the Trust that governs Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Madurai
  • Formerly Syndicate Member of Anna University
  • Formerly Member of Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Chennai
  • An industrialist and entrepreneurial leader
  • An educationalist with 40 years of experience in education administration


  • Obtained a doctoral degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Former Convener and Executive Committee member of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art, Culture and Heritage)
  • Actively engaged in social causes
  • Qualified counsellor from Institute of Natural Healing - London
  • Chairperson - Thiagarajar Crafts Foundation, Madurai, which supports documentation and revival of local crafts.
  • Chairperson - Women's Studies Centre, Thiagarajar College, Madurai.


  • Executive Director of Thiagarajar Mills Pvt Ltd
  • Director at VTM Limited, Virudhunagar
  • Part of Executive Council of the Young Indians (Yi) Madurai Chapter
  • Part of COYD (Committee of Young Directors) SIMA, Coimbatore
  • Member in the Committee of Administration of TEXPROCIL (The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council), Mumbai
  • Secretary of Thiagarajar College, Madurai
  • Member of the Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC), New Delhi
  • Passionate about classical Tamil literature and Sanskrit