K. M. Mammen Mappillai

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K. M. Mammen Mappillai
Kandathil Mammen Mappillai

(1922-11-28)28 November 1922
Kerala, India
Died3 March 2003(2003-03-03) (aged 80)

Kandathil M. Mammen Mappillai (28 November 1922 – 3 March 2003) was an Indian businessman, Industrialist and founder of MRF.

He graduated from Madras Christian College. He started his industrial life with a toy balloon manufacturing unit from a small shed near Madras (now Chennai) in 1946. By 1952, MRF Limited ventured into the manufacture of tread rubber. Since then, the company has grown to become a INR 30 billion enterprise.

In 1992, Mappillai was awarded the Padma Shri award for his contribution to industry.[1] His brothers, K. M. Cherian, K. M. Philip and K. M. Mathew and nephew Mammen Mathew are also Padma Shri awardees. The eldest brother K.M. Cherian is also a Padma Bhushan recipient. His cousin M. K. Mathulla also was awarded Padma Shri.[citation needed]


K.M. Mammen Mappillai is believed to be in the list of 18 names of account-holders in LGT Group and LGT Bank.[2]


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  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main48.asp?filename=Ne120211The16thname.asp