Ad Here  
The ‘Q’ factor cost him Cabinet Secretary’s post ‘Mandolin’ stops playing... New team at the helm at TANSTIA Dada of drip irrigation... MSV – the King of Light Music The scientist-engineer who lucidly explained economics How to build a nation Missile Man takes flight He contributed so much to the telecom revolution He elevated B&C to its best... Tribute – Ja Ra Su This trendsetter is no more A honest bank executive... Deora – the best networked politician.... Another Leo of real estate and education is no more Fighter-pilot turned monk... Tribute: Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas Colour-Chem's colorful personality If only he had fastened the seat-belt... ‘Hero’ rides into the sunset Honest civil servant ‘Sai’ Srinivasan no more A statue for RV, at last! Tribute - R K Baratan Brilliant Saeed saab A versatile, humane and efficient administrator/litterateur India’s Master Builder… A Gandhian breathes his last on Gandhi Jayanthi R Desikan – the crusader of consumer interests is gone The honest Sardarji The motor sportsman is no more Bal Thackeray Samskrt loses a passionate exponent... Father of German unification no more... Flute falls silent Justice Iyer, 100 The Hero of bicycles rests in peace When SPIC spawned star managers... A welcome biography on a towering CA He took Kone to great heights… He was the greatest. Remembering I K Gujral… Master of strokes He breathed transport development Big ideas, not big words, are important... Dr M G K Menon Sivaraman, 100 Music loses a maestro The Rajha of Rajapalayam... A versatile legend moves on Saeed Jaffrey A multi faceted prince is no more... Jeppiar calls it a day Remembering Chariji Transport S Narayanan M Subramaniam Scientist and leader of educational reforms KB Sir for all... Cement, calcium carbide, shipping… TSN turned these and more into gold VV Goes... Question on Operation X Music Samrat!!! - TMS KP is no more Endearing Aachi... A multi-faceted leader rests in peace He took space science to such great heights! A genius civil servant fades Tribute – Baldev Raj Centurion ‘Leo’ rests in peace
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 :
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
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236