T N Manoharan - Padma Sri and former President of ICAI

Padma Shri (CA) T N 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 as a Central Council Member till 2007. He has also chaired various committees of the Institute. In 2006, he was elected as the President of the ICAI. 

He was the Chairman of ICAI of Accounting Research Foundation. He was on the Board of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) and on the committees constituted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) during 2006-07. He is at present the Chairman of the National Committee on Accounting Standards and Taxation of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a member of the Appellate Authority, and of the working group constituted by International Accounting Standards Board (ISAB) for making recommendations on "IFRS for SMEs". 

CA T N Manoharan receiving Padma Sri Award
He has been conferred the "Life Time Achievement" award in 2005 and "For the Sake of Honour" award in 2007 by the Rotary International and the "Super Achiever" award in 2006 by the Lions International. He received the "Business Leadership Award" from NDTV Profit in 2009 and the CNN IBN "Indian of the Year 2009" award in the Business category. 
In 2009, he was one of the four 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. As of 2010, he continues to be a member of the company's board. He has been a visiting faculty for Taxation at the Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) of ICAI and the Reserve Bank of India's staff college and has authored text books on Taxation. He is very popular amongst CA Students and he is very much involved with students. He is also a board member of a number of organisations including Nani Palkhiwala Foundation, Alpha Capital Management and Sahara India Finance Corporation. 

He was awarded the PADMA SHRI (India's fourth highest civilian honour) in 2010.

A true example for CA students to make role model.