The centenary album of late T.S. Narayanaswami, industrialist and philanthropist was released recently and the first copy was received by Sonia Gandhi, honorary chairperson of the UPA.

It tracks the life and works of T.S. Narayanaswami through a series of photographs. In a well-worded foreword, retired ICS S.Y.K says, “It would be completely true to say that the world benefited by his good and great qualities and his little weaknesses hurt none but himself”.

TSN, as he was popularly known, started his life as a junior officer in the Indo-Commercial Bank. But a few years later set up India Cements along with Sankaralinga Iyer and K. Lakshamanan. It was the beginning of his career as an industrialist. During the early 1950s, the plant started production in full-scale and the company established itself as one of the leading units in South India.

The book is a tribute to T.S. Narayanaswami’s industriousness, vision and hard work.