“Annachi”, “The idly King” Mr. P. Rajagopal is the owner of Saravana Bhavan from Wiping tables in a hotel as a servant to one of the notable billionaires in Tamil Nadu having more than 33 outlets in India and 47 around the world.
2. Aachi Group
Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there
“Masala King” MR. A. D. Padmasingh Isaac – from sales officer in Godrej to remarkable king in masala products. His entrepreneurship journey extended in all fields including textile industry (Twin Birds) globally.
3. Hatsun Agro Products
A problem of plenty was blessing in a disguise
“The ice cream Man” – R. G. Chandramogan – from selling his father’s land for starting ice cream business to the founder of largest dairy company in India. He is the man behind successful brands like Arun icecreams, Ibaco etc…
4. Nalli Silks
A Billionaire from cotton thread
Nalli Kuppusami Chetti, a famous industrialist from Kancheepuram inherited his family business and trademarked Nalli Silks. With over 100 years into weaving business they are having showrooms across India as well as in USA.
5. Zoho Corporation
Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently
Mr. Sridhar Vembu, an IIT engineering graduate was an employee in Qualcomm, San Diego. He’s the man behind the biggest technology company in India, Zoho Corporation headquartered in Chennai and providing services across the globe.
I build engines and attach wheels to them
Mr. K. M. Mammen Mappillai is the founder of MRF, the largest manufacturer of tyres in India. He started from manufacturing toy balloons to nylon tyres. MRF became the first Indian company to export tyres to USA.
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you
Mr. T. V. Sundram Iyengar started his career as a lawyer, and then moved to work for Indian railways and later in a bank. He started bus service in Madurai which later diversified into automobile production and emerged as TVS Group.
I am Chasing My Passion, So I am Not for Sale
Mr. C. K. Ranganathan, earned money from rearing pigeons started shampoo business with an initial investment of Rs.15, 000. Under his leadership, the company CavinKare has reached international markets in personal care and food categories.
9. Murgappa Group
No man you transact with will lose, then you shall not
Mr. Murugappa chettiyar started his journey as an apprentice to the British province of Burma. He returned to India and started his business in diversified fields. Murugappa is one of the successful transition family businesses to corporate house.
10. Ramraj Cotton
Power of Branding, Quality without compromise
Mr. K. R. Nagarajan started with single, unwavering vision to deliver quality ethnic men’s wear to people. With several years of marketing experience he understood one simple success mantra “quality without compromise” is the driving force behind his success.