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18 Aug 2017, 15:56 HRS IST
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  • K M Philip, MRF Director, passes away

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21:20 HRS IST

Chennai, Jan 11 (PTI) K M Philip, a whole-time Director of MRF Ltd and the first Asian to become the President of the World Alliance of YMCAs, died here on Wednesday at the age of 104.

He was the sixth son of late K C Mammen Mappillai, former Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama, and was a recepient of Padma Shri and many national and international awards.

The funeral will take place on Thursday morning at the Kilpauk Cemetery here.

K M Philip is survived by wife Chinnamma, two sons, Mammen Philip, Director, M M Rubber Co Ltd, Chennai, and Dr Peter Philip , Director, Malayala Manorama, and Managing Director, The India Coffee and Tea Distributing Company Mumbai.

Born on May 2 1912 in Kottayam, Philip completed his elementary education from M D School and C M S college, Kottayam, moved on to Loyola college, Madras from where he graduated in Economics (Hons).

Philanthropic by nature, he was an active member of the YMCA and brought prestige to the organisation as the first Asian to be elected as the President of the World Alliance of YMCAs with its headquarters in Geneva.

Philip also served as the President of Bombay and later the YMCAs of India for quarter of a century. He was conferred Life Membership by The World Alliance of YMCAs for long and distinguished services for the youth of the world.

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