Sri. T. Muralidhar Bhagavat
SRI.T.MURALIDHAR BHAGAVAT, was born in the year 1949 at Salem to Sri Raghavendra Bhagavat & Smt. Padmavathi and is the great grandson of Sri Rao Bhadur Bhagavantham Gupta, who was a Collector in Madras Presidency in pre- independence days.
He had his education in Chennai and did his post-graduation in Engineering – M Tech, (Machine Tools) from IIT, Chennai in the year 1972 and is a Gold medalist.
He began his illustrious career as an Engineer in English Electric Company, Chennai and continued there for 5 years during 1972 to 1977.
He moved to Mysore in the year 1978 to set up his own industry by setting up Forge Tools (Mysore) Pvt Ltd., an SSI unit for tool room activity and expanded it by setting up MGM Industries in 1982 & MGM Forgings Pvt Ltd in 1995 for manufacture of forgings to cater to automotive, defence and nuclear power sector. He is presently a joint venture partner with a very large Italian forging company Siderforgerossi.
He has been awarded with various awards including Udyog Ratna award from Government of India and his contribution to Mysore industrial sector has been recognized by Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industries and has won an award for excellency in exports. He was on the board of Confederation of Indian Industries and has been Vice President of Mysore chapter.
He has been a very generous philanthropist and is a trustee and donor of Vasavi Shanthidama old age home, housing about 160 aged inmates and is also a major donor to Sneha Kiran Mysore Spastic Society – a charitable trust set up for spastic children. He has been providing education for deserving children and medical help for the needy through his charitable trust.
He is a member of the Governing Council of Mahajana Education Society.