ARUTSELVAR DR. N.MAHALINGAM a legendary Gandhian by principle, a patriotic and proud son of the soil, DR.N.MAHALINGAM was a man of pious living. His exemplary social contributions in numerous fields of socio-economic spectrum have benefited scores of institutions and individuals inspired by him during his long career. The government of india duly recognized his meritorious deeds and honored him with the prestigious Civilian Award - PADMA BHUSHAN. Dr. N. Mahalingam is also a recipient of many awards and titles conferred upon him by various educational, social and cultural institutions .As a industrialist he has several important positions and has played major roles fostering the development of agricultural, industrial, human resource and institutional development at the State and National levels. He is the Pioneer of sugar industry. He has rendered notable literary contributions. His social and humanitarian considerations took his journey beyond the boundaries of industries and scholarly tents he nurtured. His way of life, approach and execution are still inspiring our people, our institutions and of many others.