Prema Srinivasan, mother of industrialists Venu Srinivasan and Gopal Srinivasan and matriarch of one of south India’s most prominent business families, TVS Group, passed away on Sunday.

Daughter of a former customs official, K Rangaswamy, Prema was married to T S Srinivasan, the youngest son of TVS Group founder TV Sundaram Iyengar.’

Prema is also the author of several books including the Pure Vegetarian CookBook.

Known for her deep interest in philosophy and spirituality, Prema was a disciple of Sam Dhong Rimpoche and J Krishnamurthi. She was celebrated for her expertise and knowledge of a wide range of subjects, including music, art, history, and design. She pursued her passions by studying art and history at Columbia University, New York, in her sixties. 

She founded the Environmental Society Madras, a pioneering movement to make young school children aware of Climate Change.

A big lover of golf, Prema was among the elite club of women golfers from erstwhile Madras. She is survived by two sons, two daughters and their respective families.

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