Dr S. Jagathrakshakan, the Founder Chairman of the Accord Group, was born on August 15, 1950, in Kalingamalai village, Villupuram District in Tamil Nadu. Our Founder, who is the guiding force behind the eminence of the ‘Accord Group’, is an astute industrialist par excellence, a renowned philanthropist, erudite educationist, and an admirable religious scholar, all rolled into one.
He was a Member of the Tamil Nadu State Assembly in 1980 ,1985 and 1999 and entered the Indian Parliament in 2009 – Lok Sabha. Initially he was Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and later the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, from 2009 to 2013. During his tenure, he had served and headed various sub-committees and the parliamentary delegations of the Lok Sabha.
He got married to Mrs. J. Anusuya, who was a Post graduate in Home Sciences from the Madras University. Mrs. Anusuya was a dynamic and kind personality and Chairperson of the Educational Trust, who unfortunately passed away in 2020.
Dr S. Jagathrakshakan is a recognized Tamil scholar and an authority on the Hindu Philosophy of Dualism (Vishitadwaitha) and has written many books on this subject. He has written a commentary on the 4000 hymns of the Vaishnavite Saints (Nalayira Divya Prabandham) which has been accepted as an authoritative text on the subject. He has also written more than 60 books on various aspects of Hindu Philosophy, one of which was released by Mother Theresa. He established a research organization called ‘Azhwarkal Aaivu Maiyam’ dedicated to the research and propagation of the Philosophy of Duality in Vaishnavism and promotion of Tamil Language, Culture and Art.
His love for promotion and propagation of Tamil Language is immeasurable, that he has been generously supporting many projects promoting Tamil Language for decades. He is a Philanthropist par excellence in the State of Tamil Nadu and his primary interests are educating the downtrodden, women empowerment, supporting orphanages and the differently abled by supporting many Institutions and NGOs .