Continuing with our series on the famous sons of the soil, this time we feature, G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Coimbatore (1884-1942) a Pioneering Entrepreneur of the Coimbatore City.
World class healthcare facilities
Anyone who is well versed with Coimbatore’s geography knows that one of the prominent landmarks in the city is the G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, also referred to as GKNM hospital. The hospital founded in 1952 continues to set newer benchmarks with its world class healthcare facilities.
Textile and Machinery industry
Coimbatore has always been known for its dynamic entrepreneurs. G.Kuppuswamy Naidu is among the foremost among them. Just like the GKNM hospital, there is another name that should immediately ring a bell for those living in Coimbatore. It is the Lakshmi Mills Company. This mill was established by Kuppuswamy Naidu, way back in 1910. In fact, it is considered one of the oldest textile mills in the country. The family would in later years establish LMW, the world famous textile machinery manufacturer to emerge from the city, as well as some really good educational institutions. The mill was perhaps instrumental in showing the path for Coimbatore, subsequently becoming a global hub for textiles and textile machinery.
Medical service to the people of Coimbatore
Counted among the earliest entrepreneurs of our country, this doyen was among the earliest to put Coimbatore in the industrial map of India. One of his dream was to build a hospital, which was realized by his sons and brother, who established the G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital.
As one of the topmost CBSE schools in Coimbatore, we make it a point to teach our students about the illustrious personalities who call this city home. We try and do this using several mechanisms. For example, we conduct different types of activities, for different age groups. Children are actively encouraged to do research on the leading personalities, who have contributed to different fields. Regular essay competitions are conducted. Similarly, plays and skits are also part of these efforts. Children have access to the biographies of such inspiring personalities in our well-equipped library. Both hard copy as well as soft copy versions are available.
The Camford Family’s heart felt wishes and salutes to our Pioneering Entrepreneur Shri. G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Coimbatore who was a great part in the development of textile industry, machinery industry and also their service in medicinal field for the people of Coimbatore City.