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Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram S Kirloskar passes away

Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram S Kirloskar passes away: Vikram S Kirloskar, a pioneer of India’s automotive sector and Toyota Kirloskar Motor vice chairman, has died. He was 64. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), which sells a range of vehicles, is a joint venture between the Japanese auto major Toyota Motor Company and the Kirloskar Group. Vikram Kirloskar, a pioneer in India’s automotive industry, was instrumental in importing Toyota Motor Corp in Japan to India in the late 1990s.  He had a mechanical engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

A fourth-generation member of the Kirloskar Group that started in 1888, Kirloskar was the chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd and vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The Kirloskar Group mainly manufactures pumps, engines, and compressors, as well as other related items.

Vikram S Kirloskar participates in a variety of extracurricular activities at MIT. Vikram later served on the Board of Trustees of The Rhode Island School of Design. Vikram started working in his family business after college, initially in production engineering. Early in his career, he designed and developed a variety of processes and machine tools.  He was involved in opening the import licensing for capital equipment while serving on the government’s development council for machine tools in the late 1980s.

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