Capital Ideas with Velumani: Building the Rs 4000-crore Thyrocare from Rs 1 lakh PF savings

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Arokiaswamy Velumani, chairman and managing director of Thyrocare, talks about India's failure in handling Covid-19 and traces his journey and struggles along the way, in setting up one of India's largest diagnostic chains. Born to landless farmers, Velumani studied on subsidised education, before working with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre as a scientific assistant, and starting Thyrocare. The 61-year-old talks to Manu Balachandran about running a business without borrowing, and managing with low resources, in addition to preserving cash