Mr KS Narayanan, Chairman Emeritus of The Sanmar Group, passed away on 28 September 2012. He was one of the leading industrialists and a pioneer in the Cement and PVC industries in India.
Online PR News – 03-October-2012 – Chennai – Mr KS Narayanan, Chairman Emeritus of The Sanmar Group, breathed his last on 28 September 2012 after a brief illness. He was 93.
One of the leading industrialists and a pioneer in the Cement and PVC industries in India, Mr Narayanan was also famous for his patronage of sports, cricket in particular, and his many philanthropic initiatives.
Mr Narayanan had over five decades of entrepreneurial management experience in diverse areas of industry, including Cement, Plastics, Sugar, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Shipping, Ceramic Insulators, Rubber and Calcium Carbide. He was involved for many years as Promoter and Managing Director of The India Cements Ltd., the largest manufacturer of cement in South India. He was also Promoter Director of Chemplast Sanmar Limited, Sanmar Shipping Limited, WS Industries Ltd., Tamil Nadu Dadha Pharmaceuticals, etc.
Mr Narayanan was actively associated with business and industry associations. He was the Founder-President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce – Southern Region (1969-70) and Past President of the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce (1975-76). He was also the Sheriff of Madras (1974). He was the Hony Consul of Denmark for South India (1975-88).
A generous large-hearted, person, Mr Narayanan was involved in the management of several educational and charitable organisations, including Indian Education Trust, Mrs Madhuram Narayanan Charitable Foundation, Sanmar Welfare Trust, Uttara Swamimalai Trust and many other trusts.
A great supporter of cricket and tennis, he was a patron of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association and a former President of Tirunelveli District Cricket Association.
Mr Narayanan is survived by his two sons, N Sankar and N Kumar, Mrs Chandra Sankar, Mrs Bhavani Kumar, his sister and brothers, grandchildren and great grandchildren.