Shri Ravi. L. Kirloskar was the youngest son of Laxmanrao and Radhabai Kirloskar. Having a degree in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A., he began his professional career at Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. In 1942, he designed and built India’s first electric motor at Kirloskarvadi with his colleague N.K. Joshi. He went on to head Kirloskar Electric, and guided the company to the highest levels of excellence.