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TVS heiress Lakshmi Venu ties knot with tech entrepreneur

Last updated on: March 08, 2018 22:48 IST

Lakshmi Venu, daughter of TVS Motor Company chairperson Venu Srinivasan and TAFE chairperson Mallika Srinivasan, on Thursday tied the knot with Bengaluru-based tech entrepreneur Mahesh Gogineni at a private function in Jodhpur.

The wedding, a traditional South Indian ceremony, was attended by close family and friends, said a statement from the family.

 

Lakshmi Venu, granddaughter of T S Srinivasan (TVS) and A Sivasailam (The Amalgamations Group), is managing director of Sundaram Clayton Limited (SCL) and director of TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited (TMTL).

She holds a doctorate from the University of Warwick and is a graduate in economics from Yale University.

She spearheads Sundaram Clayton, which has global auto majors, including Cummins, Volvo, Hyundai, Daimler and Paccar, as its customers. Lakshmi Venu is also credited with SCL’s foray into the US with the setting up of a greenfield factory in Charleston, South Carolina, to manufacture high pressure die-cast and gravity cast parts.

Gogineni, the great grandson of Swatantra Party president and Padma Vibhushan awardee N G Ranga, is the son of Suguna and Dr Kamalendra Gogineni.

A graduate of BITS Pilani and the London School of Economics and an MBA from Stanford, Gogineni returned to India after he was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. The tech entrepreneur made a successful exit from his first start-up and is currently pursuing his second start-up, Gifskey.

IMAGE: Newly-wed couple Dr Lakshmi Venu and Mahesh Gogineni in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Photograph: PTI Photo

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