P R Shiva KumaarCEO & Managing Director, SaravanaBhavan Holdings Limited

A highly self-motivated aspirant and an extremely enterprising restaurateur Mr. P.R. Shiva Kumaar is the key person who has spearheaded the introduction of the authentic South Indian Vegetarian restaurant SaravanaBhavan from his native land to the global audience.

Year 1981 marked the induction of the first ever branch of SaravanaBhavan by his father Mr. P. Rajagopal who is one of the pioneers of the South Indian Vegetarian restaurants chain.

The secret of success of this globe-trotting restaurateur is ‘WORK IS WORSHIP’. He identifies and seizes viable opportunities for expansion and innovation and grows them into profitable enterprises with loyal customers. He has enlivened the lives of so many employees by setting up a pleasant working environment and motivating them to be 100% dedicated to keep up the standards of the business in the most amicable manner. He has imbibed the three principles of leadership that is 100% responsibility, responsiveness to the partners, staff and customers and clarity and concreteness in the execution of plans.