The Chairman of Tamil Nadu-based Thiagaraja Mills and a board member of TVS Motor Karumuttu T Kannan passed away at the age of 70 on 23 May 2023. According to media reports his last rites will be performed on 24 May at 2 PM in Kochadai in Madurai district.
Kannan was the son of late industrialist Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, who founded the Thiagarajar Mills in 1936
He was also a leading educationalist and the president of Thiagaraja College, Madurai and chairman and correspondent of Thiagarajar College of Engineering.
Kannan was a graduate in business administration from Madurai University and had a wide range of experience in the textile industry. He has served in many prominent posts in business organizations like chairman of the Textiles Committee, Mumbai, the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai, and Chairman of the South India Mills’ Association during 1990-92. He was also the chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Region, Chennai, and a member of the Southern regional board of the Industrial Development Bank of India.