T.N. Manoharan
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T N Manoharan addressing delegates of 42nd Regional Conference of SIRC of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Born (1956-04-07) 7 April 1956 (age 66)
EducationUniversity of Madras
Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh
Fellow Chartered Accountant
Law graduate from Madras Law College, University of Madras, India.
OccupationChairman of Canara Bank
Notable credit(s)Padma Shri Awardee (2010)
Former president of ICAI,
TitlePadma Shri, Chartered Accountant
  • T.L. Narayanaswamy Chowdhry (father)
  • T.N. Sarada Narayanaswamy (mother)

T. N. Manoharan is a chartered accountant, former president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Ex-chairman of Canara Bank, the fourth largest public sector bank in India.[1]


Manoharan was born in April 1956 in a freedom fighter's family with agricultural background. He obtained a post graduate degree in commerce from Sri Venkateshwara University and a law degree from Madras Law College. He became a chartered accountant in 1983 and set up his public practice in the same year. He is the founding partner of the accounting firm Manohar Chowdhry & Associates, Chennai. He was elected to the central council of ICAI in 2001 and its vice president in 2005. He remained a central council member till 2007.[2] He has also chaired various committees of the Institute. In 2006, he was elected as the president of the ICAI. He is also a notable freemason.[3] He was the ARGM of Chennai Area during 2016-17.[citation needed]

In 2009, Manoharan was one of the six members (as representatives of Government of India) appointed to the board of the scandal hit information technology company Satyam Computer Services for restructuring the company.[4] He has been a visiting teacher for taxation at the Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of ICAI and the Reserve Bank of India's staff college and has written text books on taxation.[5] He is very popular amongst CA students.[6] In 2009, he won the CNN-IBN "Indian of the Year" award (along with his fellow board members of Mahindra Satyam) in the business category.[7] He was awarded the Padma Shri (India's fourth highest civilian honour) in 2010.[8] He is also a board member of Mahindra & Mahindra and Tech Mahindra.[9] He received a "Business leadership" award from the Finance Minister under the aegis of NDTV Profit. He was the former chairman of Canara Bank, one of the largest public sector lenders in India. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the skill development in BFSI Sector and recently appointed as an administrator for Lakshmi Vilas Bank.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Mr T.N. Manoharan, past President, ICAI; Dept of Management Studies at N.M.S.S. Vellaisamy Nadar College, Madurai". Business Line. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  3. ^ "TN Manoharan, recipient of Best Master Award in 2005". Archived from the original on 30 May 2010.
  4. ^ Hema Ramakrishnan; Sai Deepika Amirapu (31 August 2009). "Raju, family attempted to bid for Satyam: TN Manoharan". The Economic Times. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  5. ^ "T. N. Manoharan profile". Mahindra Satyam. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
    - "Snowhite Publications". Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  6. ^ "T.N. Manoharan with students". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 26 October 2009. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ "A R Rahman is Indian of the Year 2009". Sify. IANS. 22 December 2009. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  8. ^ "2010 Padmashree Award winners". Government of India. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  9. ^ Chandra Ranganathan (15 January 2009). "Priority is to prevent default on salaries, payments: Satyam director". The Times Of India. Retrieved 26 March 2010.