PEOPLE BEHIND THE MANIPAL GROUP
Late Dr. TMA Pai crowning achievement was the establishment of the Academy of General Education in 1942 which became the nucleus of what is today, covering the fields of Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Nursing, Art & Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Business Management & Hotel Administration.
The Manipal Group was founded by two brothers, the late Sri. Upendra Ananth Pai and late Dr. TMA Pai in 1925. Late Shri Upendra Ananth Pai was an outstanding practitioner of the Manipal Mantra – ‘Private Initiative for the Public Good’. Several Institutions, Commercial and Non-profit organisations which he founded, although driven by private energy served the public at large in the most exemplary way. The best known institution which he co-founded was Canara Industrial and Syndicate Bank.
Late Shri T Ramesh Pai was a man of many capabilities gave flesh and blood to the vision of his illustrious predecessors. He was their worthy successor taking the legend of Manipal to still greater heights through his own contribution. Under his leadership, the success story of Manipal Group was crafted. He financed Reliance Group when they were just beginning and was the real hero behind the phenomenal growth of Reliance.Journey continues under the magnificent leadership of Shri. T. Sudhakar Pai. Shri. T. Sudhakar Pai epitomizes the inherent urge of the Pais to grow through diversification. Infusing modern management techniques he is now steering the Manipal Group in its ventures into core sector and greenfield projects.