Ajay Piramal hosts book launch on iconic businessman R. Thyagarajan

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | June 13, 2016 12:28 IST

Thyagarajan is the promoter of the Shriram Group, which is one of India’s largest and renowned NBFCs with over 4 decades of experience and over 1,00,000 crores of assets under management.

“I am not an Entrepreneur: The R Thyagarajan Story” – a book celebrating the life and work of Padma Bhushan R. Thyagarajan (Popularly known as RT), one of the country’s most revered and renowned business icons, was released in the City in the presence of several prominent personalities.
Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Shriram Capital hosted an eagerly anticipated evening commemorating the launch of the book on Mr. Thyagarajan. The speakers' list gracing the occasion included Mr. R. Seshasayee (Chairman, Infosys Ltd. & IndusInd Bank Ltd.), S. Gurumurthy (CA, Writer & Analyst), N. Lakshminarayanan (Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions) and .Ian Kirk, CEO, Sanlam Group. This was followed by a musical programme 'Lalgudi Rasa' musical concert by Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi on violin; Anil Srinivasan on piano; Sai Shravanam on tabla.
Thyagarajan is the Promoter of the Shriram Group, which is one of India’s largest and renowned NBFCs with over 4 decades of experience and over 1,00,000 crores of Assets under management. While much is known about the company and its values, the Champion of Inclusive Growth - Mr. R Thyagarajan - has always been an enigma. His extreme selfless ways of working and living has been the core of the company’s success and inspiration to all those who are part and parcel of corporate India.
The book “I am not an Entrepreneur: The R Thyagarajan Story” is a compilation of Interviews, essays and letters that bring to life this very enigmatic business leader. The book goes through his early years of growing up and how he planted the seeds to the most successful financial services business as well as various business strategies adopted by him and how he allowed for his colleagues to work and grow the company. The book talks about his deep involvement with society and how he has always been driven to better the lives of the common man. R Thyagarajan’s deep love for Carnatic music and supporting social causes have also been discussed in depth. The book attempts to institutionalize the life of this amazing personality as an enduring source of inspiration for generations to come.
 

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