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Asst. Regional Grand Master
of the Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India


V. W.Bro. V.R. Harikumar   has been appointed the Assistant Regional Grand Master of the Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India, for the year 2021-22.

V W Bro V R Harikumar was Initiated into Freemasonry on the Twenty first September 1996, in Lodge Trivandrum No.168. He was Passed on the Fifteenth of March 1997 and Raised to the degree of a Master Mason on Twenty third of August 1997.  

He proved himself to be a true and dedicated mason right from the beginning of his Masonic career and was Installed in the Eastern Chair of Lodge Trivandrum in the year 2005.  

His zeal and dedication have met with the approbation of the rulers of the Craft both at the Regional and National level. He is presently holding the rank of Past Deputy Regional Grand Master and Past Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

Bro V R Harikumar was Exalted in Holy Royal Arch Chapter Thiruvananthapuram No 92 on 5.11.2000. He is also the Founder Member of Holy Royal Arch Chapter Trivandrum No 125. Comp. Harikumar was Installed as MEZ in Holy Royal Arch Chapter 125 on 29-12-2013. 

Bro V R Harikumar was Advanced in Mark Lodge Thiruvananthapuram No.82 on 13.5.2001. He was a Founder Member of Mark Lodge Trivandrum No 125. He was Installed as WM in Mark Lodge 125 in 2011.

Elevated in RAM Lodge Thiruvananthapuram No.82 on 11.5.2003, Bro. Harikumar was Installed Commander Noah on 9th of February 2014. 

Bro V R Harikumar was Inducted as Prince of the Order of Secret Monitor in Trivandrum Conclave No 127, on 24th July 2006 and Presdient of Trivandrum Consistory No. 76 - Scarlet Chord on 27th March 2016. 

He is a member of the Thiruvananthapuram Masonic Trust and has held the post of Treasurer for a few years.  

V. W. Bro. V.R. Harikumar has completed 25 years of Freemasonry on 21st September 2021.  

V. R. Harikumar alias, Velayudhan Nair Rajamma Harikumar was born on 1st of December 1958 as the eldest son of P Velayudhan Nair and P Rajamma both former Deputy Commissioners of Sales tax.  

He had his initial schooling in Nirmala Bhavan Convent and then from St Joseph´┐Żs High School Trivandrum. He had his collegiate education from Mahatma Gandhi College and from Mar Ivanious College Trivandrum from where he took his Degree in Mathematics.

Harikumar pursued a Sales and Marketing Career in various companies, a major stint in Liquor marketing in Indian as well as leading multinational companies. Bradma of India Ltd, Blow Plast Limited, Mc Dowell & Co Ltd, Diageo International India Limited, Siva Distilleries Pvt. Ltd, SAB Miller India Limited are the major companies worked; in all a period of 32 years in sales and marketing. Last 10 years he was Senior Manager Sales of SAB Miller India heading the Sales of Kerala, Goa and Andaman.  

While working with Diageo International, he had earned MBA Degree from College of Engineering Trivandrum in Marketing and Finance. He is presently working as the Head of Public Relations and Administration and also as the Head of Spare parts division of Marikar Motors Limited, Trivandrum since June 2018. He is also holding the position of Chairman of the purchase committee of Marikar Motors Ltd. Trivandrum.  He is also a member of the Trivandrum Management Institute.

His wife Bindu, is the youngest daughter of Shri. P. Velappan Nair, Chief Engineer, PWD and Smt. Prabhavati Amma. Bindu is a Pre-School Teacher, imparting assistance and teaching hearing impaired students in National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) Akkulam, Trivandrum. 

They have two children, both girls, Gowri and Gayathri. Gowri, the eldest daughter after completing her law degree from NUALS (National University of Advanced Legal Studies) Cochin is presently working with a multinational company ALLEGIS in Bangalore. She is married to Mr. Nandan, Mechanical engineer with an MBA from TA Pai management Institute (TAPMI), Mangalore, working in Managerial position with Michael Page Bangalore, a multinational manpower recruiting Company. They are blessed with a baby girl Janaki. 

Gayathri, the second daughter is an electronics engineer with an MBA Degree from TAPMI (T A PAI Management Institute, Mangalore) working with INFOSYS Bangalore. She is married to Mr. Varsh, Mechanical engineer with an MBA from IIM ROHTAK, working with Poly Cab, Mumbai as Supply Chain Manager.




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