BENGALURU: Industrialist and technocrat K P P Nambiar (86) passed away at his residence on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He is survived by wife Umadevi Nambiar, a son and a daughter.
He was undergoing treatment at Mallya Hospital here for the last few days, but was discharged on June 28, his son Kiran said.
Nambiar, who carved a niche for himself in Indian electronics industry, was the founding chairman of Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, a public sector company. He had also served as chairman and managing director of Bengaluru-based telecom behemoth Indian Telephone Industries from 1986-88.
He was appointed secretary to the Department of Electronics, Government of India. He retired from government service in 1989.
The Kerala government appointed him honorary special adviser in 1989 and during this time, he drew up the blueprint for the Techno Park in Thiruvananthapuram. The Park came into existence on March 31, 1991. Nambiar was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2006. He was also the president of the World Malayalee Council.