Madhusudan D. Kushe, 80, the Managing Director of PVS Group that runs among other, PVS Beedies, died following brief illness on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Sarojini Madhusudan Kushe.
Mr. Kushe joined at the age of 21 the PVS Beedis that was founded by his father-in-law Puthu Vaikunta Shet. The PVS Beedis has more than 1,000 employees. He went on to start PVS Infra, PVS Imports and Exports, PVS Memorial Charitable Trust and Sarojini Madhusudan Kushe Educational Institutions, which runs the Sarojini Madhusudhan Kushe School in Attavar. Mr. Kushe was Managing Trustee of the Venkataramana Temple in Dongarkery for over two decades.