Sumant Moolgaokar

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Sumant Moolgaokar
Born5 March 1907
Died1 July 1989
Other namesSM
EducationCollege of Engineering, Pune Imperial College, London
Known forTata Motors
RelativesLeela Sumant Moolgaokar (wife)

Sumant Moolgaokar (5 March 1906 – 1989) was an Indian industrialist, known as architect of Tata Motors. He was the chief executive of Tata Electrical and Locomotive Company (TELCO).[1] He also remained Vice-Chairman of Tata Steel [2] and served as non-executive chairman of Maruti Suzuki. [3] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian honour by the Government of India in 1990.[4]


Tata Sumo vehicle was named after him when he was heading Tata Motors as the MD.[5]



  1. ^ Maira, Arun (2016-11-03). "The Tatas and a matter of trust". Mint. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ Tata Central Archives. "Sumant Moolgaokar". Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ Ghosh, Debjyoti (16 August 2014). "Economic Milestone: Maruti Rolls Out People's Car (1983)". Forbes India. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  5. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Tata Motors". Tata Motors Blog.