Coimbatore people’s go-to destination to have a complete meal for an affordable rate, Shanthi Gears was the visionary idea of Subramanian. He was dedicated to serving the people of the society through his charitable trusts.
He was 78 when he passed away this Friday. He was admitted to the hospital citing illness where he was later pronounced dead. He is survived by his three daughters. His charitable organization was deeply involved in providing education to the people of underprivileged and also helped with constructions of roads.schools and other charitable buildings.
He was fondly known as the gear man of Coimbatore, as he completed his diploma from PSG polytechnic during the early 1960s after which he started his first business venture of Shanthi Engineering and trading Co in 1962 that aimed at manufacturing gears. He later privatized the company under the name Shanthi Gears Products Private Limited.
The company saw its sudden rise to fame in 1986 where it turned out to be the third largest gear manufacturer following a brief stint in the stock market. Subramanian focused on social and philanthropic services after selling the group to Murugan group for a whopping Rs464 crores which was first established in 1996.
The trust provides a larger canteen, hospital and a pharmacy. All these are determined to provide quality services at affordable prices. The canteen that serves a proper lunch including a large quality menu serves as the go-to place for college goers and office staff nearby. There is also a gas station tucked nearby the Shanthi Hospital and pharmacy. The city mourns the death of one of the most respected and lovable personalities of Coimbatore.