Vasantha Kumar, founder of India’s one of the largest home appliances firm Vasanth & co died on Friday after combatting Covid 19 for three long weeks. Entire country griefed over the veteran’s demise who served as Tamilnadu member of Parliament from Kanyakumari. Now, journalist Aavudaiappan who is known for hosting shows with Behindwoods youtube channel, shared a fond memory of Vasantha Kumar. He shared on how Vasantha kumar answered to someone who asked him about the emergence of online shopping portals.
Vasanthakumar who was admitted in Chennai’s Apollo hospital on 10th of August, passed away on Friday at 7 : 07 PM. He was 70 year old. Vasanthakumar is known for initiating Tamil nadu’s biggest appliances retail chain Vasanth and Co. He started his business career as a salesman during seventies. He who got elected as MLA for two times from Nanguneri constituency in 2006 and 2016, resigned from his seat after successfully contesting from Kanyakumari Parliamentary constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He defeated the sitting MP and then Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan by a huge margin.
His Vasanth & Co grew to be a household name in the state with almost 90 showrooms across Tamil nadu and Pudhucherry. He also ran a TV channel named as Vasanth TV. It is notable that Vasanthakumar is a brother of veteran congress leader Kumari Ananthan. Tamilisai Soundararajan who is serving as Telangana’s governor is his niece.
Now, Avudaiappan, through a series of tweets, shared how Vasantha Kumar saw the emergence of online shopping portals. “When he was asked whether people would go to his shop to buy things in person with the excess availability of online shopping portals, Vasantha Kumar answered to it with his regular smile” said Aavudaiappan in his tweet.
The veteran business man reportedly said that people of our country would always like to “touch” things before buying them. “That won’t happen in online shopping” said Vasantha kumar according to the tweet of the Journalist. “That is when I realized why I was interested in buying phone, headphone and case in online and my father interested in buying things in shops.” he said in his tweet.
“He was very much aware of the poor people’s pulse. He is a pioneer to those who are aiming to become an entrepreneur from a simple background” Aavudai lauded the businessman.
Check out his tweet thread here :
பண்ண வேண்டும்,அதை Feel செய்ய வேண்டும்,அதன் பின்னால் தான் வாங்குவார்கள்,இது ஆன்லைனில் நடக்காது என்றார்! அப்போ தான் எனக்கு ஒரு செய்தி புரிந்தது,நான் போன் தொடங்கி,அதற்க்கு Case,Headphone என ஆன்லைன் Shopping நோக்கி போறதும்,ஏன் என்னோட அப்பா கடையில் ஸ்டாக் இல்லை என சொன்னாலும்,— Avudaiappan (@ImAvudaiappan) August 29, 2020
ஆர்டர் போட்டுங்க,ஒரு வாரம் ஆனாலும் வாங்கி கொள்கிறேன் என அப்பா சொல்கிறார் என்ற மாயம் புரிந்தது!— Avudaiappan (@ImAvudaiappan) August 29, 2020
வசந்தகுமார்,எளிய மக்களின் பல்சை புரிந்தது,கொண்டு இருந்தார்! எளிய வீட்டில் இருந்து வரும் தொழில்முனைவோர்களுக்கு என்றும் அவர் ஒரு கலங்கரை விளக்கம்!
From Prime minister Narendra Modi to Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan, celebrities and politicians prayed for Vasantha Kumar’s soul to rest in peace. Let us pray for the same !!