Ad Here  
December
January
February
March
April
May
 
 
Cement, calcium carbide, shipping… TSN turned these and more into gold Fighter-pilot turned monk... Bal Thackeray Scientist and leader of educational reforms ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more Endearing Aachi... Tribute – Baldev Raj How to build a nation The Hero of bicycles rests in peace M Subramaniam The honest Sardarji Sivaraman, 100 India’s Master Builder… A Gandhian breathes his last on Gandhi Jayanthi MSV – the King of Light Music Samskrt loses a passionate exponent... The ‘Q’ factor cost him Cabinet Secretary’s post Remembering I K Gujral… Transport S Narayanan The scientist-engineer who lucidly explained economics When SPIC spawned star managers... Music Samrat!!! - TMS He took Kone to great heights… KB Sir for all... Centurion ‘Leo’ rests in peace Master of strokes Tribute – Ja Ra Su This trendsetter is no more Dada of drip irrigation... Honest civil servant Tribute - R K Baratan ‘Hero’ rides into the sunset Missile Man takes flight Tribute: Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas A welcome biography on a towering CA R Desikan – the crusader of consumer interests is gone A versatile legend moves on He contributed so much to the telecom revolution He was the greatest. Justice Iyer, 100 Brilliant Saeed saab He breathed transport development Music loses a maestro A honest bank executive... VV Goes... New team at the helm at TANSTIA He elevated B&C to its best... A multi-faceted leader rests in peace KP is no more The Rajha of Rajapalayam... Colour-Chem's colorful personality Dr M G K Menon A versatile, humane and efficient administrator/litterateur The motor sportsman is no more Flute falls silent Question on Operation X Father of German unification no more... He took space science to such great heights! If only he had fastened the seat-belt... A genius civil servant fades Big ideas, not big words, are important... A statue for RV, at last! Jeppiar calls it a day Saeed Jaffrey ‘Mandolin’ stops playing... Remembering Chariji Another Leo of real estate and education is no more A multi faceted prince is no more... Deora – the best networked politician....
 
He breathed transport development
The birth centenary of T S Santhanam (08 November 2012) was celebrated on a low key. Sons, S Ram and S Viji, preferred to celebrate it as an in-house event, reflecting the TVS tradition.
SANTHANAM, ONE OF the five sons of the founder of the TVS  Group, T V Sundram Iyengar, is
remembered for his pioneering contribution to the transport sector. For over six decades, he was closely involved with the development of the transport industry in the south. His vast interests and knowledge of the sector helped in establishing the industry on firm foundations.

It is known that TV Sundram Iyengar pioneered bus transport a hundred years ago in Madurai. His Sons, T S Rajam, T S Krishna, T S Santhanam and T S Srinivasan (the other son T S Duraiswamy died early) worked together to expand the base laid by the founder.

Deep insights...

TSS migrated to Chennai in 1936 and developed deep insights into the transport industry. The growth of TVS group was organic: from bus service to parcel service, body building, tyre retreading, dealership of vehicles, distribution of auto components and, from 1962, manufacture of auto components, parts, sub assemblies, two-wheelers... 

TSS spearheaded the entry into the spare parts trade. Madras Auto Service and India Motor Parts & Accessories Ltd emerged as large and reliable distributors and dealers of a vast range of auto
components. TVS & Sons and Sundaram Motors emerged strong as distributors of utility vehicles, cars…

Transport finance, insurance...

At a very early stage, TSS identified the need for financing vehicles and insuring these. Thus, emerged Sundaram Finance Ltd (SFL) and Madras Motor and General Insurance Co Ltd (MMGI). With his personal involvement, TSS encouraged thousands of aspiring young men to acquire vehicles on their own. Offering a comprehensive range of services, he created entrepreneurs in thousands. The easy financing options, backed by the trust built by TVS for fair dealings, enabled SFL to emerge in quick time a leader in transport finance. 

1 2
Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com