In the past we had done stories about the car and bike collections of celebrities, business tycoons around the world. Today we have a look at one such businessman in the country who not just has luxury cars but a private Jet and a helicopter too. we are talking about T. S. Kalyanaraman who is the chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers and Kalyan Developers.
Kalyan Jewellers is a well know name in southern part of the country specially in Kerala where most of his operations are managed. T. S. Kalyanaraman started his journey as a businessman at the very tender age of 12 when his father took him to their textile shops to learn the basics. From there own his empire has grown and expanded a lot and now owns one of largest Jewellery chains in India with a turnover of around Rs 8,500 crore.
Mr. Kalyanaraman has a taste for luxury cars as well. Lets have a look at the cars that he uses on a day to day basis. First one on the list is the Rolls Royce Phantom Series 2. He owns not one, not two but three Rolls Royce Phantoms Series 2s. One in silver colour, one in white and another in black. he has been spotted in his Phantoms many times. The cost of one Rolls Royce Phantom is around Rs 9.5 cr.
Other vehicle that he has been spotted using is a Volkswagen Touareg SUV. It is an older generation vehicle. Volkswagen does not offer Touareg SUV in India anymore because of poor sales due to steep pricing. It was on sale in India for around 2 years and was imported as a CBU. Mr. Kalyanaraman also owns a BMW 5-Series. He not only has a garage full of luxury sedans and SUV but also owns a private jet.
He owns a Legacy 650 business Jet which costs around Rs 222 crore (As per the video). Another unique ride that he owns is the Canadian made Bell 427 helicopter. Both jet and the helicopter has Kalyan groups logo on them. Some of the actors in the Bollywood and business groups such as Reliance Industries Limited, Bajaj, Force Motors and Kalyani Forge also own private jets. Private jets help the rich get to destinations around the country, and in some cases, around the world, very quickly. Of course, they’re status symbols as well, but ones that actually improve productivity of those having access to them.