S.NARAYANAN - IYENGAR
S. Narayanan chairman
India Motor Parts & Accessories Ltd (IMPAL)
He was a doyen of the automobile industry having spent over seven decades in it. He single-handedly nurtured the spare parts industry in the country and held top posts in many industry associations.
Narayanan was on the Board of IMPAL since 1965, served as its managing director from 1969-79 and as Chairman from 2002. He was instrumental in the company’s expansion all over India.
He is survived by wife Choodamani Narayanan and two sons — industrialist N. S. Ramji and N. Krishnan, Managing Director of IMPAL — and daughter-in-law Dr. Nalini Krishnan of The Hindu.