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Founder Info

About Our Founder

G.Kuppuswamy Naidu was one of the earliest Indian entrepreneurs. He established Lakshmi Mills Company, a major textile yarn and cloth manufacturer, in 1910 in Coimbatore, India. G.Kuppuswamy Naidu felt the urge in him to build a hospital for women and children after his step-sister, Smt. Rajammal and her child’s demise. His dream was fulfilled by his brother & sons. The hospital started to serve the women & children at the early stages.G. Kuppuswamy Naidu also had in mind a scheme to open up another hospital exclusively devoted to the treatment of cancer in Coimbatore. He earnestly had told his friend Dr. C. S. Ramaswamy Iyer to take away a lakh & half that he had in his hand to establish the cancer hospital as soon as he could. The G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Trust expanded the hospital to next level by constructing the cancer block.
Founder - Sri.G.Kuppuswamy Naidu
Sri.G.Kuppuswamy Naidu


“I am determined I shall do no other charity till I build a hospital for women and children in Coimbatore”

– G. Kuppuswamy Naidu

Our Co-founders

A committee was formed to fulfill his wishes and G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Trust was established. The trust was composed of his brother Sri. G. Venkataswamy Naidu, his maternal uncle Sri. Bheema Naidu, his friend Sri. P. S. Pallikonda Ayyar and Sri. S. M. Kuppuswami Chettiar, his three sons Sri. G. K. Devarajulu, Sri. G. K. Sundaram and Sri. G. K. Govindaswamy. On 29th October 1948, bringing to life the founder’s dream, “The G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Charity Trust” for education and medical relief was registered. The “Bhoomi Pooja” for the construction of the Hospital was performed by Sri. Bheema Naidu in the year 1950.