Dr. B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, born in an aristocratic family from Pollachi qualified himself as a Barrister and later entered business. The high ideals of Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi had a profound impact on him. He was responsible for erecting a life size bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in his home town, Pollachi. B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar has served in the Management Committees of many leading schools and colleges and worked for making values an integral part of the curriculum. In recognition of his contribution to the field of education, B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar was nominated to the Syndicate of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore which he served with distinction. At present, he is the President of NGM College, Pollachi.
As one connected with the Textile Industry, he was chosen to lead the Association representing industry, at the Regional as well as National level. The Government of India sanctioned over $150 million to The Cotton Technology Mission on account of his initiative. As Chairman of The Indian Cotton Mills’ Federation, New Delhi, he was instrumental in preparing the Vision Statement for the Textile Industry which was released by the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Sri P. Chidambaram.
Besides business, B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar takes active part in the promotion of the cultural heritage of India for upholding peace and harmony among various religions and cultural groups.