Sumant Moolgaokar
Born5 March 1907
Died1 July 1989
Other namesSM
EducationCollege of Engineering, Pune Imperial College, London
Known forTata Motors
RelativesLeela Sumant Moolgaokar (wife)

Sumant Moolgaokar (5 March 1906 – 1989) was an Indian industrialist, known as architect of Tata Motors. He was the chief executive of Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO).[1] He also remained Vice-Chairman of Tata Steel [2] and served as non-executive chairman of Maruti Suzuki. [3] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian honour by the Government of India in 1990.[4] He started his career as an engineer in CP cement, now known as ACC kymore cement works. He established Kymore engineering institute, now known as Sumant Moolgaokar Training Institute in 1957.

In his memory Sumant Moolgaokar Stadium opened at Telco Colony, Jamshedpur.[citation needed] The Tata Sumo vehicle, launched in 1994, was named after him.[5]


  1. ^ Maira, Arun (3 November 2016). "The Tatas and a matter of trust". Mint. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  2. ^ Tata Central Archives. "Sumant Moolgaokar". Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ Ghosh, Debjyoti (16 August 2014). "Economic Milestone: Maruti Rolls Out People's Car (1983)". Forbes India. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  5. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Tata Motors". Tata Motors Blog. 7 June 2017.