Tidbits about Kalyan
* US' leading private equity Warburg Pincus picked up a minority stake (estimated to be between 10-20%) in Kalyan for Rs 1200 crore in late 2014.
* Brand ambassadors include filmstars Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Manju Warrier, Nagarjuna, Shiva Rajkumar, Prabhu and Vikram Prabhu.
* Kalyanaraman owns a Rolls Royce Phantom and two other Rolls Royces.
* Also his are two private jets, the most recent one being bought for Rs 200 crore. "We save at least one working day a week by using the private jet instead of catching commercial flights," son Ramesh Kalyanaraman told The Hindu explaining the decision.
* The company's 78th showroom, inaugurated in T Nagar in Chennai in April 2015, with 600 kg of gold on display and spread over 40000 square feet is touted by Kalyan to be the largest gold jewellery showroom in the world.
Image: An exclusive selfie of TS Kalyanaraman along with his sons, Rajesh Kalyanaraman and Ramesh Kalyanaraman, with all our guests and our brand ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Manju Warrier, Nagarjuna, Shiva Rajkumar, Prabhu and Vikram Prabhu at the inauguration of the world's largest jewellery showroom in Chennai.
Image Courtesy: Kalyan Jewellers