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Kalyan Group has a 102 year old legacy. The group’s ancestors were from a saintly background. They lived in an ashram on the banks of the Thrikkur river.
The group’s first business venture was inspired by Dewan T. S. Ramachandra Iyer’s belief that "Indians should start business enterprises to make the nation self-sufficient and create employment." Kalyan Group started a textile mill. Eventually, the group got into textile retailing through Kalyan Textiles which the stalwart of the family, Sri.T. S. Kalyanaraman, the M.D. and Chairman of Kalyan Jewellers owns to this day.
The decision to enter the jewellery trade was not an internal family decision. Sri. Kalyanaraman and other family members were frequently approached by longtime customers with the suggestion to include jewellery in their establishments, thus predating the vision of an integrated shopping experience almost two decades before its modern existence.