Acclaimed silk industrialist, Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar,
popularly known as 'Nalli Chettiar', hails from the reputed
Nalli family of weavers. He is a connoisseur and patron of
fine arts, besides being a successful businessman and an award winning
author of business management books. Born in Kancheepuram on Nov 9th
1940, he is a third generation entrepreneur managing the 'Nalli Chinnaswami Chetty'
cloth stores founded by his grandfather in 1928.
active protagonist of value education, he is on the governing body of his
alma mater, The Ramakrishna Mission School and Vivekananda College.
He is a liberal donor to religious, academic, cultural and social
causes. Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar is also an avid reader and
Nalli Chettiar has been a patron of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha from
its very inception (even as early as 1958, the SKGS souvenir displays
the advertisement by Nalli Chinnaswami Chetti). He has also played a major role,
by his contributions, to the renovation of the 40 year old 'Gana Vihar' structure to bring it to its present beautiful form. As
a recognition of his contributions and sustained support, the auditorium has been renamed
as 'Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar'. He also sponsors the SKGS Nataka Choodamani
cash and gold medallion award annually.
Dr. Nalli, who has been the president of Sri Krishna Gana
Sabha since 1994, lends his support to the sabha in all its
endeavors and is a
true Samaya Sanjeevi.
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