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P. Rajagopal (Founder of Saravana Bhavan) Biography, Age, Death, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 25, 2019

Short Biography

P. Rajagopal was born in 1947 in Punnaiyadi, Tuticorin in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian Businessperson, Restaurateur & Founder of Saravana Bhavan (a vegetarian restaurant chain).

P. Rajagopal Complete Bio & Career

P Rajagopal was a very successful businessman. He is the founder of SaravanaBhavan which is a chain of restaurants. The restaurant is famous all over Tamil Nadu and is one of the best restaurants for enjoying South Indian cuisines.  He was not a big intellect but with his hard work, he made a big success in business and now he was known all over the globe for his chain of restaurants. 
P Rajagopal belongs from a rural area in Tamil Nadu. He did not receive proper education in his childhood. His father was a farmer who plied onion wholesale trade. In childhood, he used to live in a very small village of Tuticorin District. 
After a few years, P Rajagopal moved to Chennai. Initially, he started working in a general provision store in KK Nagar. By the year 1981, he opened a small restaurant in KK Nagar. 
 In 2001 P Rajagopal was convicted of crimes like murder and sexual harassment. He tried to marry the daughter of one of his employees for the third time. The proposal got rejected as the women were already married. That was the time the reputation of SaravanaBhavan faced backlash. The founder was convicted of murder and kidnapping charges. In 2001, he was given a life imprisonment sentence. But was released on bail due to his health issues. Later on 7 July, the court gave him strict orders to surrender. He again appealed for bail due to health issues. But his appeal was rejected and he was told to surrender on 7th July. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 18-07-2019 at Vijaya Hospital, Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was 72-73 years old. On 13-07-2019, he had a heart attack and was admitted to Stanley Medical College, Chennai. Later, he was shifted to Vijaya Hospital, Chennai and he died on 18-07-2019.

DEATHDAY 18 July,2019 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

P. Rajagopal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married twice. His first wife's name is Valli with whom he had 2 sons named Shiva Kumar and Sarvanan. He then married Kruthika who was wife of his employee. 

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About P. Rajagopal

  • His son Shiva Kumar is battling charges of human trafficking.
  • He started with 1 restaurant in the year 1981 and by the time he died, he was the owner of 48 restaurants including 23 in abroad in countries like the US, Canada, UK, UAE, and others.
  • It was his astrologer who advised him to marry Jeevajyothi who was his employee's wife as that will bring him richness.