Sunday, March 16, 2008

M. Murali

"Wherever happy moments are there, sweets are there. And we can, with suitable R&D, make sugar-free sweets that are safe for the diabetics, too. At SKS, we are in the initial stages of testing, towards this direction... We have made a beginning in corporate presence by setting up a store in Cognizant, Chennai, to cater to the company's staff from March 17."

M. Murali, Managing Director, Sri Krishna Sweets

March 16, over lunch

M. Murali


Murali said...

About Murali...
M. Murali- A darling of Sweet lovers

“Na Karmana Na Prajaya Dhanena Thyagainaike

Amruthathwa Manasuhu”

“The gnosis or enlightenment will be attained

Neither through karma, inheritance nor by riches but

only through the principles of renunciation and sacrifice”

- Kaivalya Upanishad

Mr. Mahadeva Murali began his career at Sri Krishna Sweets as a young entrepreneur by joining the predictable path of the family business and today championed the development of this organization by extending its branches to varied pockets of Chennai city & Pondicherry, spread to 16 outlets. Sri Krishna Sweets also has branches in three southern states, Maharashtra & Dubai with a total of 54 outlets. The organisation is proposing to open outsets to other parts of Chennai.

Mr. Murali spearheads the project following religiously the principles laid down by his father Sri.N.K.Mahadeva Iyer, founder of Sri Krishna Sweets. Sri N.K. Mahadeva Iyer enviably built the Mysurpa as a very popular and powerful brand, a flagship product and the single monumental contribution to the food processing industry.

This organization has made its mark in the minds of the people since 1948 due to quality of its products, wide range of sweets and savories and with a value addition of being prepared with utmost care and served with hospitality. Mr. Murali has a mind set to share a part of his income generated through business with the public and hence conceptualized a unique social responsibility program under the banner Chennai-365. Programs in the area of art, Culture, Education, Health, Environment etc are being organized all the year around in varies parts of Chennai. This novel concept of Murali is to motivate the public in doing a good deed every day. Last year 250 socially significant and responsible programs were being organized in the city, which were widely acclaimed by the public.

Being a dedicated businessman and responsible social worker Mr. Murali allocates his time to attend some of the socially responsible programs. As an individual he is patriotic and has a flair for Tamil language.

He is a recipient of various awards and titles and has been felicitated by various reputed organization, details of which are given under.

The prestigious Sir M.Visvesvaraya Award instituted by All India Manufacturers organization in recognition as the best food industry during the year 2002 conferred by Sri Ram Mohan Roy, former governor of Tamilnadu.

The Loyola Environment Award instituted by The School of Entomology and Center For Natural Resources Management during 2002 in honor of his sustained interest in the endeavor of environmental awareness and protection for the benefit of man

The Rotary Club of Madras Chennapatna has awarded him with Socially Responsible Corporate Award for the year 2004 in presence of Mr.Ramesh. G.S, Vice-President, Hyundai Motors.

Sri Thiagaraj Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam has conferred him with a title Kala Seva Nirata for his excellent support to culture.

The Lions club of Chennai, Royapettah, awarded him with The Lions Humanitarian Award conferred by Mr. Dhanapal, Past District Governor.

Prakruthi Ratna Award instituted by Exnora International for support in planting the maximum number of saplings and thereby creating environmental consciousness conferred by His Excellency Shri Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamilnadu.

Oli Virudu instituted by Uratha Sindanai and conferred by Justice T.N.Vallinayagan, Former High Court Judge, Government of Karnataka.

Ambattur Anmiga Peravai has given the title Anmaneya Maamani by Poojasree Bhavaneswari Swamigal. has awarded Mr. M. Murali of Sri Krishna Sweets ‘Pearl of Bharath’ given by Mrs. Y.G.Parthasarathy.

Srinivasa Youngmen Association has conferred the Seva Award by Justice S.Nataraj

The State of New Jersey, American Consulate has given Proclamation for his contribution and commitment to operating in a ethical manner, prioritizing and managing corporate social responsibility initiative and contributing to the community in the highest standards of excellence.

Best Business person of the year and Fetna Award of Excellence for 2006 has been conferred by Confressional Record by Frank Pallone Jr., for his environmentally conscious projects like life guards in Chennai beach, water preservation and providing tree guards., and a admirer of Indian arts and culture.

He holds the office of President of Chinmaya Yuva Kendra & Vice President of Hamsadhwani.

Closa Presented ‘Amar Sewa Award – 2007’ for business house to Sri Krishna Sweets Managing Director M. Murali towards various Social causes without compromising on Professional excellence.

Sri Rama Baktha Jana Samaj present Sangeetha Kala Seva Ratna Award -2006, Sri M. Murali, Managing Director Sri Krishna Sweets for his contribution to the field of art and culture.

Keshetropasna Trust bestowed the Keshetropasna Award to Sri Krishna Sweets Managing Director Sri. M. Murali for his focus on promoting charitable causes

IFCA and SICA (South Indian Culinary Association) jointly Awarded the certificate of appreciation to Mr. Murali, Managing Director of Sri Krishna Sweets for organizing Chief Amudhu Padai for the year 2006.

He is holding various posts and positions in the reputed orgainsations working for the welfare of the community in general.

Sri Thiagaraja Sangeeta Vidwath Samajam - Trustee

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chennai Kendra - Executive Member

He is a member of the following noted organizations;

Andhra Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Confederation of Indian Industry

Exnora Green Revolution

Hindustan Chamber of Commerce

Indian Red Cross Society

Indo American Chamber of Commerce

Indo Asian Chamber of Commerce

Indo Asian Sri Lankan Chamber of Commerce

Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce

Mylapore Fine Arts Club

Rama Bhakta Jana Samajam

Rotary Club of Madras (East)

South Indian Chamber of Commerce

Tamil Academy

Y.A.C.D. (Youth Association Cultural Development)


He was born on 20/07/1960 to Mr. N.K.Mahadeva Iyer and Mrs. M. Narayani Ammal . He is blessed with a very supportive spouse Mrs. Kalyani and two cheerful daughters Ms.Shruti and Ms. Sneha.

He is regarded as one of the foremost food processing industrialists in India and credited with having pioneered number of socially enlightening projects which are known for their Novelty and Uniqueness. He is one of the Best Socially responsible corporates that our country ever produced.

Pattabhiraman said...

Mr.Murali by his ethical conduct and value based living certainly makes me to think that he is the Narayanamurthy of Sweet Business

Suryanarayanan,FCA ACS

gmnaidu said...

Dear Sir,
I wish to state that I want to open a Sri Krishna Sweets branch in the Thiruvothiyur area with help of Lord Putrieswar and Amma Vadivudaiamman under franchise scheme. Can you share few words with me in person to start this novel scheme.Please call me. I am eagerly expecting a favourable reply from your end at the earliest.
Thanking you,
G.Munuswamy Naidu,
Chennai Port Trust,
Cell No. 96 00 13 26 19