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Dr B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar

Dr B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar

Born: In the year 1944 at Samathur, Pollachi Taluk, Coimbatore District,
Tamil Nadu
School: Stanes High School, Coimbatore
B.Com. : Loyola College, Chennai
B.L., : Madras Law College
Practiced Law at High Court under Sri Govindaswaminathan, the
then Advocate General

Managed a group of Tea Estates at Wynad, Kerala since 1972 and then a Parcel
Service Company in Tamil Nadu.
Presently, the Chairman of Sri Sakthi Textiles Ltd., Pollachi.
Chairman (1998-99) of Southern India Mills’ Association that represents 344
mills in the four Southern States controlling 90 lakh spindles accounting for 34%
of yarn exports giving direct and indirect employment to more than two lakh
Chairman (2003-04), Indian Cotton Mills’ Federation, Delhi – the Apex Body of
Textile Industry of India.
Member, Council of Administration in The South India Textile Research
Association, Coimbatore.

Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore, since November 1990.
Served as Executive Vice Chairman (2001-2007), Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram
(Residential School), Kodaikanal.
Member, Council of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Head Office, Mumbai.
Chairman, Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore.
Chairman, KCT Business School, Coimbatore.
Chairman, Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture (KIA), Erode.
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President, Sakthi Institute of Information & Management Studies, (SIIMS)
President, N.G.M. College, Pollachi.
Served as Member of the Board of Governors, Bharathidasan Institute of
Management, Tiruchirappalli.
Served as Senate & Syndicate Member (1990-96) of Bharathiar University,
Served as Member of the Planning Board of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Served as Member of the Committee to prepare a Vision Statement for the
Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Served as Member of the Board of Management of The Society for Social
Education and Research, Chennai.
Served as Member of the Management Committee of Kendriya Vidyalaya,

Charter President of Rotary Club of Pollachi (1985)
Chairman, District Advisory Panel, Rotary International District 3200
Founder President – Pollachi Ilakkiya Kazhagam
Founder President – Pollachi Tamil isai Sangam
Served as Founder Trustee – Coimbatore Cancer Foundation
Chairman – Advisory Council, Divyodaya, Coimbatore – an inter-religious
organization to promote harmony in society.
Founder Chairman – KURAL – The Voice of Coimbatore (a public welfare
organization formed to improve the socio economic conditions in the
Coimbatore region) (2006-2007).

Reading, Painting & Classical Music.

Awarded Degree of Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) at the 11th Convocation in
October 1999 by Sri Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore.
Attended the ‘Day of Prayer for Peace in the World’ at Assisi, Italy during
Jan. 2002 – at the invitation by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Awarded ‘Vivekananda National Award for Excellence’ by Sri Ramakrishna
Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore on 4.2.2006 in commemoration of their
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
Awarded ‘Outstanding citizen of Coimbatore’ Award for the year 2001 by
Rotary Club of Coimbatore on 26.12.2001.
Awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Rotary Club of Aarch City, Madras,
at Chennai on 27.6.2007.
Conferred the ‘Kongu Mamani Award’ at Chennai by Kongu Nanbargal Sangam
on 25.7.2004.