Vikram Kirloskar: The Man Behind Toyota’s India Success

Vikram Kirloskar’s Death

Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, passed away on November 29 due to a heart attack at the age of 64 

Vikram Kirloskar’s Last Public Appearance

Vikram Kirloskar had attended the Toyota Innova Hycross launch event in Mumbai on November 25 

Vikram Kirloskar’s
Early Life

Born in 1958 to Shreekant Kirloskar, Vikram Kirloskar completed his schooling from Lawrence School in Ooty

Vikram Kirloskar: Education

Vikram graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in USA

The Man Who Brought Toyota From Japan to India

After graduating from MIT, Vikram Kirloskar joined the family business as a trainee at a manufacturing unit of the Kirloskar Group. In the 90s, it was Vikram who was largely credited for bringing Toyota from Japan to India

Vikram Kirloskar: Engineering Toyota’s Success

Vikram Kirloskar has said that his engineering degree helped him with the businesses he handled. Vikram scripted the iconic car brand Toyota’s success story in India 

Vikram Kirloskar:
The Achiever

- Former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- Former President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)
- Honoured with the ‘Suvarna Karnataka’ award

Vikram Kirloskar: A Man
Of Many Passions

Vikram Kirloskar was a firm believer of balancing his work and personal life. He was passionate about sports and was into golfing. 

Vikram Kirloskar:
Personal Life

He also played tennis and was a swimming enthusiast. A wine connoisseur, Vikram Kirloskar also had an enviable collection of wines 

Vikram Kirloskar:
Family

Vikram Kirloskar married Geetanjali Kirloskar after months of dating. They have a daughter, Manasi Kirloskar, their only child. Manasi is related to the prestigious business family of the Tatas through her marriage to Neville Tata, nephew of Ratan Tata

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