Industrialist Isac Joseph, who ensured the growth of Lunar Group as a leading brand, has died | Kerala News

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Thodupuzha: Industrialist Isac Joseph Kottukappally, chairman of the Lunar Group of Companies, died here. He was 76 years old.

Isac, the son of Kottukappally Dr Joseph and Rosamma, was born on June 2, 1946. After graduating in mechanical engineering, he worked at Premier Automobiles in Mumbai. Later, he returned to his native country and started his own business.

Isac started Lunar Rubbers in 1981. He has won several accolades including Kerala Government Best Entrepreneur Award and Business Excellence Award. Isac had also been the manager of Jeevan TV and the Divine Retreat Center in Muringoor.

The funeral will be held at St. Peter and Paul Church in Ponnamthanam on Monday. His mortal remains will be taken to his home in Olamattom around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

His wife is Maryamma (Kanjirappally Nadackal family). Children: Juby Isac, Julie Sibil and Jess Isac and their wives: Teena Pallivathukkal (Kanjirappally), Sibil Jose Tharakan (Thrissur) and Maria Alapatt (Ollur).

Lunar’s Growth as a Leading Brand

Isac Joseph managed to transform Lunar, which started in Thodupuzha, into a leading brand.

Several people were initially skeptical of Isac’s decision to start a small business in Idukki, an agrarian district. But learning from his failures and the zest he took from his experience helped Isac get ahead.

His father Joseph, an honest civil servant, did not want any of his 12 children to become government employees. And all his children respected his wish.

After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from NSS Engineering College, Palakkad in 1970, Isac worked at Premier Automobiles in Mumbai for a year.

He then returned to his homeland and started Viking Rubbers Pvt Ltd in Thodupuzha mini industrial zone.

He suffered losses in the early years due to lack of experience. But constant learning and consultation with experts gradually helped the company grow. Lunar started operations in 1981 and it didn’t take long for this brand to become a household name in Kerala.

Alongside his business, Isac has also worked as a teacher in various MBAs and engineering schools. He had also written a book ‘Noothana Samrambhakarkayi Noorukaryangal’.

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