Rtn. K. Shanmugasundaram,

Rtn.K.Shanmugasundaram was born on 2nd June 1957, in asmall village near Gobichettipalayam, as second child to Mr.KomarasamyGounder and Mrs.Ponnammal. He started his schooling in a government school and completed it at Diamond Jublee High School in the year 1973. He graduated at Madras University in 1976 and he joined Bachelor of Law degree at Madurai Law College. Then he practised in the Chennai High Court as Junior under Justice S.Sivasubramaniam for 3 years and continued his practise at Gobichetipalayam.

He discontinued his law practice in the year 1985 and started his own business on dealership of VST Power Tillers and Tractors Ltd., where it deals with selling of power tillers, tractors and other allied agricultural products. In this, he was awarded the Best Dealer in 1996. Then alongside he started Dealership on Hero Motocorp at Gobichettipalayam (which was previously known as Hero Honda), for which he has been awarded the Best Service Award for 3 consecutive years and he has many more such credits to his businesses.

His journey as Freemason started in the year 1995 and occupied the Eastern Chair of Lodge Shakthi in the year 2004-2005. He also became the Master on Mark Lodge 121 in the year 2012-2013 and Excellent Companion on Chapter Lodge in 2016-2017 and Commander Noah of Ram Lodge in the year 2015-2016. He is also the Managing Trustee of Gobi Masonic Charitable Trust, Gobi since 2004.

He also vests with him the post of the Vice-President of Gobi Arts and Science College Council and Governing Council Member of Diamond Jubilee Higher Secondary School since 1987. He is a member of two other trusts namely Tirupur North Rotary Crematorium Trust and Vanam India Foundation Trust.

His journey with the Rotary Club started in the year 1984, when he joined as a member in the Rotary Club of Gobichettipalayam. He served as the Secretary of Rotary Club of Gobichettipalayam in the year 1994-95 and as President in the year 1995-96. He became GGR in the year 1997-98. He served as Asst. Governor in 2016-17 and Regional Co-ordinator in 2018-19 for Erode region, with 35 years in the Rotary. He is a Major Donor of Rotary International and of Rotary Gobi.

He was married to Parimaladevi in the year 1984 and is blessed with a daughter Priyadharshini and two grand children, Sahas – 8 and Swara – 3. While his wife Parimaladevi and daughter Priyadharshini help him in his daily activities of his businesses, his son in law Harishankar is a practicing chartered accountant in Tirupur.