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This month's archival snippet brings the focus on Dr. V. Krishnamurthy (1925-2022), Chairman of IIMA from July 29, 1985 - July 28, 1990, who recently passed away, at the age of 97.
Dr. V. Krishnamurthy was known as the 'Father of Public Sector Undertakings' for his successful contributions and engagements with firms such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL, 1972-77), Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL, 1981-90) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL, 1985-90). An engineer, he held a doctorate in economics from the Soviet Academy of Sciences and was committed to academic causes, serving as the Chairman of IIM Bangalore, IIT Delhi, and numerous other institutes, apart from IIMA. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1973, Padma Bhushan in 1986, and Padma Vibhushan in 2007 for his remarkable contributions in service to the Nation and he was also the recipient of Japanís highest award- the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Japan in 2009. His autobiography, titled At The Helm, was published in 2014 and is available in our library.
At IIMA, he delivered the Second Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Lecture on February 05, 1977, titled - 'Management of Organizational Change'. The document of the month is a file with photographs, a special report of 'MARTEC: Seminar on Managerial Response to Emerging Technologies' seminar in 1988, and an interview report on 'The Alumni can be a very effective link between the Institute and the outside world - Dr. V. Krishnamurthy' in 1987, both from The Alumnus.
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