Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (31-Aug-2019)

P.N.C.Menon: Journey from Rs 50 to an empire worth Rs 2,400 Crore

Puthan Neduvakkatt Chenthamaraksha Menon or PNC Menon is an Indian-born Omani billionaire businessman hailing from Thrissur in Kerala. He is the Founder and Chairman of Sobha Ltd. (Formerly Sobha Developers Ltd).& Sobha LLC Menon was born on 12 December 1948. As his father was doing business in Thrissur, he grew and studied there. At the age of 10, he lost his father. Afterward, he dropped out of Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, to do interior decoration business without completing his education At the age of 26, he left Kerala for Oman, where over the years he developed his interior decoration business into a profitable venture. In 1995, he started Sobha Ltd. in Bangalore named after his wife. He is married to Sobha and has two daughters, Bindu and Revathi, and one son Ravi Menon.P.N.C. Menon established the Sri Kurumba Educational & Charitable Trust in 1994, a year before he founded Sobha Developers. The trust adopted Vadakkenchery and Kizhakkenchery – two Panchayats each consisting 2 villages in Palakkad district, Kerala, his native state, in 2006. In the adopted villages, the trust helps families with very low monthly income and provides education to children from 2,500 poor families (about 11000 people). PNC Menon and his wife Sobha joined The Giving Pledge list a philanthropic initiative started by Warren Buffett, former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife Melinda.

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