Kalyan Jewellers: From a textile store to a jewellery chain
A business that began from a single store in Thrissur, Kerala, has now crossed the seas and attracted big PE investment
|TS Kalyanaraman, chairman and MD, Kalyan Jewellers|
T.S.Kalyanaraman, chairman and managing director of Kalyan Jewellers, was not exactly born with a silver spoon in his mouth. The only business asset he inherited from his father, TK Seetharam Iyer, was a textile store in Kerala’s Thrissur district. Starting out as an apparel store in the ’90s, Kalyan’s entrepreneurial journey has made it one of India’s largest jewellery chains.