The Evolution of FIQH
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With more than 3,000,000 students graduating from the various Alagappa institution since its inception the life story of the founder Dr K.V.AL.RM. Alagappa chettiar is an inspiration millions in India. He has brought smiles on the faces of the students and their families by bringing primary secondary, tertiary and professional education to the doorstep of a rural community in Tamil Nadu. His generous donations have led to the establishment of a string of educational institutions, which formed the basic for the establishment of the Alagappa university in 1985 by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Born in 1909 in Kottaiyur, tutored by Dr. Radhakrishnan (later the President of India) at the Presidency College, he became the first Indian trainee at the Chartered Bank in the london and qualified for the Bar at Middle Temple in England. With honorary doctorate degrees conferred upon him by both Madras and Annamalai Universities. his passion for education knew no bounds. His stellar record as a business entrepreneur was acknowledged by the British Government when he was knighted in 1945 at the age of 37. He denounced the prestige knighthood when India attained independence. The President of India conferred the distinction of Padma bhushan upon him in January 26, 1957 .
Dr.Alagappa Chettinar Educational Trust