BPCL Dealers, T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son, completes 125 years

BPCL Dealers, T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son, completes 125 years

• M/s. T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son completed 125 years of service to our valuable customers

• The founder Mr. T. Rajagopala Iyengar established the firm of M/s. T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son, Dindigul on 15th September 1897 as kerosene agents of the then Asiatic Petroleum, later Burmah Shell, our previous corporate avatar.

• Presently the RO is being looked after by the 4th Generation, Mr. N. Sudarsanam.

• Currently, T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son owns 3 Retail Outlets in Tamil Nadu.


Dindigul: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company, today celebrated 125 years of its dealer M/s. T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son at their RO in Dindigul.

The Chief guest kick-started the event by unveiling a Souvenir and Plaque created especially for the celebration. The RO was decorated with a festive look and on the occasion, 125 gifts were distributed to select customers.

The firm was established by Mr. T. Rajagopala Iyengar & Son, Dindigul on 15th September 1897 as kerosene agents of Best & Co. who were in turn agents of Asiatic Petroleum Co., the parent company of Burma Shell, which post nationalisation is known as Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

Speaking on this occasion, Shri P. S. Ravi, Executive Director (Retail) said, ‘’It is a momentous occasion as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of our dealer T Rajagopala Iyengar & Son. In our previous corporate avatars, we have been the pioneers, first in taking kerosene to the interior of the country, which was used for lighting purposes, and later bringing gasoline, when India started switching to automotive mobility.

T Rajagopala Iyengar & Son is one of our pioneering dealers who were part of a revolution in mobility in the country. 125 years later, they still are one of our most prominent dealers, serving our customers and carrying the brand BPCL forward’’.

Now, the firm is being looked after by the 4th generation of the original dealer, who operate three fuel stations in Trichy District.

About Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL):

Fortune Global 500 Company, Bharat Petroleum is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies having greater operational & financial autonomy.

Bharat Petroleum’s Refineries at Mumbai & Kochi and subsidiary Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd., at Bina, Madhya Pradesh have a combined refining capacity of around 35.3 MMTPA. Its marketing infrastructure includes a network of installations, depots, energy stations, aviation service stations and LPG distributors. Its distribution network comprises over 20,000 Energy Stations, over 6,200 LPG distributorships, 733 Lubes distributorships, and 123 POL storage locations, 54 LPG Bottling Plants, 60 Aviation Service Stations, 4 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines.

Bharat Petroleum is integrating its strategy, investments, environmental and social ambitions to move towards a sustainable planet. The company has chalked out the plan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at around 7000 energy stations over next 5 years.

With a focus on sustainable solutions, the company is developing a vibrant ecosystem and a road-map to become a Net Zero Energy Company by 2040, in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.  Bharat Petroleum has been partnering communities by supporting innumerable initiatives connected primarily in the areas of education, water conservation, skill development, health, community development, capacity building and employee volunteering. With ‘Energising Lives’ as its core purpose, Bharat Petroleum’s vision is to be the most admired global energy company leveraging talent, innovation & technology.