Shri V. N. Venugopal, scholar and city historian, retired as head of Premier Tyres. He is a graduate of Maharaja's College and has studied Physics, Sociology, English Literature, and Management! In other words, he is a Renaissance Man. He is a Patron of the Kerala Fine Arts society and has served as its President for many years. Shri Venugopal is a past president of the Kerala Management Association also.
He is the grandson of Shri K. Govinda Menon, who was the classmate at Oxford of Lawrence of Arabia and had Lawrence come over to Thrissur for Ayurvedic treatment. His father is P. Narayana Menon. He is currently involved in education and art. Shri Venugopal lists his hobbies as Reading, mainly biographies, history and literary criticism and listening to Carnatic music.
He brought out a commemorative volume on the historic Lotus Club. If the city of Madras has Mutiah to chronicle its history, Kochi has Shri Venugopal, if you judge by his many writings in papers and journals.
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