After the death of Vikram Kirloskar, his daughter Manasi Tata has been asked to spearhead the Kirloskar Group. She has been appointed as the chairperson of the Kirloskar Joint Venture’s board. She is the only daughter of the legendary businessman who died in November.
Manasi is already the managing director and executive director and CEO of the company. She has completed her graduation from the United States’ Road Island School of Designing. She is passionate about art, runs an NGO, named Caring with Colour.
“Deeply intertwined with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, Manasi Tata is truly committed to take forward her father’s vision and dream, contributing towards accomplishing national goals and remains dedicated towards keeping up the strength of partnership with various stakeholders, and the relationships that have grown stronger over the years,” the company said in a statement.
Now she will spearhead the Toyota Engine India Limited, Kirloskar Toyota Textile Private Limited, Toyota Material Handling India Private Limited etc. Her mother, Geetanjali Kirloskar, is the chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar System Private Limited. In 2019, she married Noel Tata’s son Neville. Both the families have been friends for decades. Noel is the half brother of the Tata Group’s iconic ex-chairman, Ratan Tata. She is a good painter and also loves swimming. She is known to be media shy and lives a low profile and simple life. Manasi has been completely involved in the family business.
Vikram Kirloskar, 64, died of a heart attack in November after Toyota Motor Corp launched its second hybrid car in India, a seven-seat people-carrier, as part of a broader strategy to increase electrified vehicle sales in emerging markets.