Shri K V K Raju - An eternal source
Nagarjuna Group is a dream willed into reality
by its visionary Founder Shri KVK Raju. Shri KVK
Raju a first generation technopreneur was born
in a humble agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh
on November 28, 1928. On graduating from Banaras
Hindu University and the Madras Institute of Technology
he went on to complete his Master's in Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering from Michigan State
University and the University of Minnesota, USA.
After a short stint in the American Industry he
returned to India and worked for short periods
at Caltex Oil Refinery, Orient General Industries
and Associated Electrical Industries. Finally,
he joined Union Carbide of India and worked with
them for 15 years. While working with Union Carbide,
KVK's deep-rooted urge to serve society through
industry impelled him to start out on his own.
Thus was born Nagarjuna Group in 1973 with an
investment of Rs. 50 million. The Group has since
then come a long way to become a diversified conglomerate
with an asset base of Rs. 43 billion.
A recipient of various awards for his outstanding
contribution to the industry and society, KVK,
was a firm believer in the adage "practice
what you preach". A self-made man KVK practised
simple living and high thinking. He dreamt big
and worked with an unstinted focus of mind and
body to make his dreams come true. KVK
was a visionary with firm belief in his mission
to serve society through industry. It
is this belief, which continues today to be the
guiding light of Nagarjuna Group.