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Born on the 28th of April, 1942 in Vinukonda, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, -
Mr. Krishnamurthy graduated in History at the Andhra University.
In 1968, he joined The Calico Mills, a big textile name in the 60s and 70s, to assist Smt. Giraben Sarabhai. In 1972, he moved to their Advertising Agency - Shilpi Advertising, as an Account Executive.
In 1976, he moved to Reliance Industries, as their Advertising Manager.
Four years later, on the 25th of March, 1980, he founded Mudra Communications as its Chairman & Managing Director.
In 1989, Mudra became India's 3rd and the largest Indian advertising agency.
The agency's two major brands, Vimal Fabrics and Rasna Soft Drink Concentrate have been nurtured by him from infancy to their current status as two of India's leading and most recognised brands. Vimal and Rasna have been joined by many more Indian brands who are today, leaders too in their own categories.
In March 1991, he set up Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), the only advertising institute of its kind in Asia. MICA was set up to feed the growing Indian advertising industry with trained talent.
A couple of years later, he set up Mudra International. It was again a pioneering step. The first time an Indian agency opened shop on foreign shores.
The agency has over the past 22 years received 844 awards and accolades including The Agency of the Year Award, which Mudra has won for 6 years.
In 1995, Mr. Krishnamurthy was nominated Advertising Person of the Year, by A & M, India's leading marketing journal.
In 1997, he was inducted by The Advertising Club, Calcutta, into their 'Hall of Fame'.
The British Magazine' Media International' in December 1998 nominated Mr. A.G.Krishnamurthy as one of the 25 key figures of the international advertising industry.
In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious AAAI - Premnarayen Award in recognition of "his pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial vision".
In 2000, he established the country's first online reference library for advertising - MAGINDIA.COM
In 2002, he was inducted into the 2002-2003 edition of International Who's Who of professionals.
In 2003, he was honored by MAA TV and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh as one of the top Andhra born achievers.
Retired from Mudra on 31st March, 2003, Mr. Krishnamurthy is currently The Chairman of AGK Brand Consulting.
The father of four children, three daughters and a. son, Mr. Krishnamurthy lives in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad with his family.
Mr AG Krishnamurthy died last Friday ,,
Thanks to him I got the opportunity to fashion style the Only Vimal Reliance Summer Winter campaign of Mr Kabir Bedi ..at Mudra ,, but I guess I had to leave Mudra after completing the campaign I could not get over my alcohol dependence ,, and I got back into my own tailoring field I have not touched a drop of booze since over 17 years now .
Thank You Sir for changing my life .. RIP ,,,