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Advertising-A.G. Krishnamurthy
He was born on 28th April, 1942 in Vinukonda, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. He graduated in History at the Andhra University. He joined the Calico Mills (a big textile name in the 60s and 70s) in 1968 to assist Smt. Giraben Sarabhai. He moved to their Advertising Agency - Shilpi Advertising, as an Account Executive in 1972. Soon in 1976, he moved to Reliance Industries, as Advertising Manager. On 25th March, 1980, he founded Mudra Communications as its Chairman & Managing Director. Nine years later, in 1989, Mudra became India's 3rd and the largest Indian advertising agency.

Two of India's leading and most recognised brands, Vimal Fabrics and Rasna Soft Drink Concentrate have been nurtured by him from infancy to their current status. Vimal and Rasna have been joined by many more Indian brands who are today, leaders their own categories.

He set up Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) in March 1991, which is the only advertising institute of its kind in Asia. MICA was set up to feed the growing Indian advertising industry with trained talent.

Few years later, he set up Mudra International. It was again a pioneering step as it was the first time an Indian agency opened shop on foreign shores. Over the past 22 years, the agency has received 844 awards and accolades including ‘The Agency of the Year Award’, which Mudra has won for 6 years. Mr. Krishnamurthy was also nominated Advertising Person of the Year, in 1995 by A & M, India's leading marketing journal. In 1997, he was inducted into the 'Hall of Fame' of The Advertising Club, Calcutta. In December 1998, The British Magazine' Media International' nominated Mr. A.G.Krishnamurthy as one of the 25 key figures of the international advertising industry. In 1999, he was also awarded the prestigious AAAI - Premnarayen Award acknowledging 'his pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial vision'.

He established the country's first online reference library for advertising - MAGINDIA.COM in 2000. In 2002, he was inducted into the 2002-2003 edition of International Who's Who of professionals. Three years alter in 2003, he was honored by MAA TV and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh as one of the top Andhra born achievers. He retired from Mudra on 31st March, 2003. Mr. Krishnamurthy is at present, the Chairman of AGK Brand Consulting. Mr. Krishnamurthy alternates residing in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad with his family which includes three daughters and a son.