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T. S. Kalyanaraman – Newly Minted Billionaire


wealthymattersAs per Bloomberg’s calculation T. S. Kalyanaraman ,Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers, the largest jewellery chain in India, is now a billionaire.This is his response to the news:“I don’t calculate my net worth.I am more keen to trade, develop my brand, but you may be right.”

Here is his story in his own words:

“My family has been in business for the last 110 years. It was my grandfather, T. S. Kalyanaramaiyer who first moved away from priesthood and became a businessman.He moved from Kumbakonam to Thrissur to start a textile mill. I think it was in the 1930s that the mill was taken over by the government and that was when he decided to start a textile shop.Later, my father Seetharamaiyer joined him followed by myself and my four brothers. Now, my sons also have joined the business. Read more of this post

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