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Former MRF director and rubber industry doyen KM Philip dies

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 11, 2017

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KM Philip, 104, former whole-time director on the board of MRF, passed away here on Wednesday.

He is survived by two sons — Mammen Philip and Peter Philip.

Born on May 2, 1912, Philip had served on the MRF board since its inception in 1961 till 2015. A founding member of the All India Rubber Industries Association, he who played a key role in the establishment and growth of the domestic rubber and tyre industries. The association instituted the KM Philip Medal & Award on his 90th birthday in recognition of his service.

He has also served on the Rubber Board of India for more than 15 years.

Philip was a Padma Shri Awardee and a noted philanthropist. His work has been recognised through a number of awards including Award of Fellowship from AIRIA and Royal Chartered Institute of Materials (UK); and the Hancock Medal based on a worldwide assessment of contributions to the development of the Rubber Industry.

Published on January 11, 2017
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