Shri K T Venkatarama Reddy
Founder, KTVR Vijaydeepa Group
(03.06.1924 – 07.07.2008)
“A Winner All The Way”
Kolathur Thippi Reddy Venkatarama Reddy was born on
As a building contractor, some of his landmark buildings include the Mettur Hydroelectric Power Project, Dharmapuri collectorate, Paalaaru Bridge, Chembarambakkam Lake, College of Agricultural Engineering (in The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University campus, Coimbatore), Civil Aerodrome (Coimbatore), etc. With the support of his younger son Er V Loganathan, he moved on to promotion of apartments and introduced the concept of ownership flats to
With a burning desire to provide medical service to the community, he inspired his daughter Dr V Suseela and elder son Dr V Janarthanan to take up medicine as their profession. This formed the base for the realization of yet another of his dreams –
An ardent believer in Gandhian philosophy, he always wore only khadhi. He contributed a lot to the community during his tenures as Ward Councillor and Panchayat Board President of Kolathur. He drew inspiration from his acquaintance with great leaders of yesteryears such as Shri K Kamaraj, Shri R Venkataraman, Shri C Subramaniam and a host of others in public life. Having started his construction career from Kolathur Panchayat water tank, he supported the local people in building high schools, temples and also promoted quality houses at a nominal cost next to Gowri Theatre and Thippi Reddy Thirumana Mandapam, which he constructed in memory of his parents in 1986 and 1995 respectively, in his hometown.
After achieving success as an agriculturist, entrepreneur, builder and healthcare promoter, he initiated his dream project –
Shri K T Venkatarama Reddy’s life is full of encouragement for today’s younger generation. It is yet another proof that hard work coupled with practical wisdom and righteousness never fails to attain long-term success.
KTVR was truly a class apart – an era by himself.
A winner all the way!