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Updated: June 12, 2010 00:20 IST

Jayavarthanavelu, LMW chairman, passes away

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D. Jayavarthanavelu
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D. Jayavarthanavelu

D. Jayavarthanavelu, chairman and managing director of Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Coimbatore, died in a Chennai hospital on Friday afternoon.

He was 70 and is survived by his wife, son Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, wholetime director, and two daughters.

After his schooling in Coimbatore, Mr. Jayavarthanavelu studied B.S. Textiles at Philadelphia University, U.S.

He has been conferred with Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by various universities. He was also selected for the “Vivekananda National Award for Excellence” by the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya on the occasion of its platinum jubilee celebrations in February 2006.

Mr. Jayavarthanavelu was a member of the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India and of the Development Council for the Textile Machinery industry constituted by the Government of India.

He was honorary vice-consul of Italy with jurisdiction over Tamil Nadu. He was chairman of the Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association, India. He was granted the Status of Companion of the Textile Institute, Manchester, in May 1995, and was world president of the Textile Institute for 1998-2000, the first Asian to hold this high office. He was also the past chairman of the Indian National Office of the Textile Institute.

Mr. Jayavarthanavelu was the former president of the Kuppuswamy Naidu Charity Trust, which runs a 600-bed multispeciality hospital, a higher secondary school and a feeder school in Coimbatore, a high school at Palladam and an arts college at Kovilpatti.

He was a trustee of the Coimbatore Masonic Charity Trust, which runs a children's hospital and a working women's hostel. He was vice-president of the Coimbatore Zoological Park and Conservation Centre.

He showed a keen interest in photography as well.

I am unlucky to miss to meet Mr. D J Sir, as I joined in LMW very recently. I feel proud to be with his organisation.

from:  Brahma Ganesh
Posted on: Dec 12, 2011 at 16:16 IST

I worked for LMW for over 15 years and have seen Dr. DJ as a very humble and nice person. "May his soul rest in peace." It is a great loss to all of us.

from:  Usha
Posted on: Jul 6, 2010 at 08:19 IST

Passing away of Shri J at such an early stage is not only a shock, a biggest jolt for Coimbatore which is hard to recover from.

from:  SPurushothaman
Posted on: Jun 17, 2010 at 17:45 IST


Dr.D. Jayavarthavelu was an Indian Idol for Global Textile Industry , but yet a very humble person.Such stars are rarely born.May his soul rest in peace.

from:  AJIT G JAMKHANDIKAR
Posted on: Jun 17, 2010 at 15:40 IST

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD GIVE THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO HIS FAMILY TO OVERCOME THE LOSS OF THIS GREAT MAN. HOPE SANJAY WILL FORWARD THE LEGACY OF HIS FATHER.

from:  MURALIDHARAN
Posted on: Jun 16, 2010 at 13:35 IST

OUR CMD IS ONE OF THE GREAT PERSONOLITIES THE SOCIETY HAS SEEN
IT IS A GREAT LOSS TO THE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY AND AS WELL AS PUBLIC IN AND AROUND COIMBATORE

GOD IS TAKING AWAY THE GOOD PERSONS SUCH AS OUR GREAT CMD WHICH WE PRAY TO GOD NOT TO DO THESE TYPE OF THINGS AND LEAVE THE GOOD PERSONS IN EARTH

from:  V.PRITHIV
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010 at 19:50 IST

very sorry to note may his soul rest in peace the world loss one of great man i am very very disapoinment who will save the poor people in our religen

from:  SELVARAJ
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010 at 18:36 IST

I fell sorry to hear the news. I pray almighty to give peace for his soul. I have worked for LMW. It is a good company with very good systems and kind hearted management.

from:  Govardhanan
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010 at 14:15 IST

Very sorry to note. He was one of the leading ondustrialists for Textile Industry. We are proud of him and his contribution to textile industry. May his Soul rest in Peace.

from:  Navalkishor Tibrewala
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010 at 12:35 IST

D. Jayavarthavelu a real person, a real life, an inspiration to many, it is an inevitable loss to the country on the whole. His golden silence have taught many lessons to young entrepreneurs in world democracies.

from:  Anthangi Narasimha Devaraya
Posted on: Jun 14, 2010 at 09:39 IST

WE deeply mourn to the demise of our beloved Dr. D. Jayavarthanavelu.
There are huge number of families which has raised their living standards by the contribution of M/s LMW. This is a heavy loss to LMW familly. Let his soul rest in peace in the feet of almighty.

from:  M.Karthikeyan
Posted on: Jun 13, 2010 at 04:31 IST

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

from:  Balasundaram Srinivasan
Posted on: Jun 13, 2010 at 03:44 IST

May his soul rest in peace. I used to work for him. His father G.K.D contributed more for the development of the industry as well as Coimbatore.

from:  Sambath Venkatesan
Posted on: Jun 12, 2010 at 23:09 IST

Mr. Jayavardhanavelu's passing away marks the end of an eventful era in the annals of textile industry in India. His deft management of Lakshmi Machine Works enabled Indian industry to be a remarkable contributor in the area of textile machinery. He will also be remembered for his contribution to evolution of Coimbatore as a manufacturing hub in Tamil Nadu

from:  Narendra KV
Posted on: Jun 12, 2010 at 23:01 IST

One of leading industrialist From Tamil Nadu more from My Hometown, We are all proud of His Family Contribution to Economic Developement and Industrial Growth of Our Coimbatore
Many Small ,Medium Scale business developed early 70 s due Laksmi machine Works(ltd)

May His Soul rest in Peace"

from:  Jagadesan Goplaswamy Naidu
Posted on: Jun 12, 2010 at 16:25 IST

Very Sorry to note R.W.Bro. Dr. D. Jayavarthanavelu has joined the Grand Lodge Above. I pray to God Almighty for his soul to rest in peace.
Jayakumar T.S.
Secretary,
Lodge Cav. G.K.Devarajulu No.1 (GLSI)

from:  Jayakumar. T.S.
Posted on: Jun 12, 2010 at 16:07 IST
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