Kalyan Group

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Kalyan Group
Type Private
Industry Retailing
Founded India
Headquarters Thrissur city
Area served South India
Key people T.S. Kalyanaraman (Kalyan Jewellers), T.S. Pattabhiraman (Kalyan Silks), Chairman and Managing Director
Products Kalyan Silks, Kalyan Jewellers, Kalyan Sarees, Kalyan Vastralaya and Kalyan Collections
Employees 4,000

Kalyan Group is a holding company for the brands of Kalyan Silks, Kalyan Jewellers, Kalyan Sarees and Kalyan Collections.[1] It is headquartered in Thrissur city of Kerala state of India. The Kalyan Silks have four showrooms in Thrissur, and one each in Cochin, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kottayam, Dubai, Bangalore, Thiruvalla, Sharjah[2][3][4] and Kalyan Sarees have showrooms in Coimbatore, Thrissur, Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur.[5][6][7]

History[edit]

  1. The group was started in 1909 by T S Kalyanrama Iyer, a priest who turned into an entrepreneur . He started a textile mill in Thrissur city in 1930s which was later taken by Government of Kerala. He came from Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Later he started a textile shop in Thrissur city which flourished into Kalyan Silks, Kalyan Sarees and Kalyan Collections. The group got its name from its founder "Kalyan" Ramaiyer. Later his son Seetharamaiyer also joined the business. Seetharamaiyer in 1991 partitioned the businesses to five sons. T.S. Kalyanaraman, one of the sons started the Kalyan Jewellers in 1993.[8][9][10][11]

'My Kalyan'[edit]

According to news reports, Kalyan Jewellery would open 101 cutomer service centres called 'My Kalyan' on August 9 across Kerala.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalyan group plans TN foray". Business Line. 12 October 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kalyan Silks in Calicut". Manorama Online. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Shop with cartoon characters". The Hindu. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kalyan Jewellers to open Kottyam store today". The Hindu. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kalyan group plans large-scale expansion". The Hindu. 6 September 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Showrooms". Kalyan Silks. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Kalyan to open service centres". Ibnlive.com. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  8. ^ "The success story of Kalyan Jewellers". Rediff. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  9. ^ "Kovai Kalyan". Kalyan Silks. Retrieved 2010-03-03. [dead link]
  10. ^ കല്യാണ്‍ സില്‍ക്‌സില്‍ നിന്നും ബ്രാന്റഡ്‌ വിവാഹസാരികള്‍
  11. ^ Big retail brands skipping profitable markets?
  12. ^ "Kalyan to open service centres". Ibnlive.com. Retrieved 2010-08-06.