Veteran industrialist MAM Ramaswamy passes away
Veteran industrialist and former parliamentarian MAM Ramaswamy passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 84.
He was the last King of Chettinad and co-founder and past chairman of the Rs. 10,000 crore Chettinad Group of companies.
About MAM Ramaswamy
- MAM Ramaswamy was born on 30 September 1931 into a respected family in the Nattukottai Chettiar community which is also known as The Rajah Family.
- He was famously known as MAMR in political, business and sports circles.
- Industrialist: As co-founder and chairman Chettinad, he was credited for steering the group as one of South India’s famous business conglomerates.
- Political career: He was a politician from Janata Dal (Secular) party. He was a Member of the Parliament (MP) in the Rajya Sabha and had represented Karnataka.
- Sports: He was an avid horse race enthusiast and had won 600-odd horse racing events.
- He was also the first person to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for winning 100 horse racing Classics.
- Awards and Honours: He is recipient of Padma Shree.