K. M. Mammen Mappillai
|K. M. Mammen Mappillai|
Kandathil Mammen Mappillai|
28 November 1922
|Died||3 March 2003 80)(aged|
K. M. Mammen Mappillai (28 November 1922 – 3 March 2003) was born in Kerala to K. C. Mammen Mappillai and Kunjandamma (Modisseril Family )as the youngest of the prosperous family of eight sons and a daughter.
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. 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.
K.M. Mammen Mappillai is believed to be in the list of 18 names of account-holders in LGT Bank.
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.