Friday, December 1, 2023

Bollywood megastar and Kalyan Jewellers’ brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan unveils Mr. T S Kalyanaraman’s autobiography ‘The Golden Touch’

Mumbai, 27th November, 2023: The Golden Touch, autobiography of iconic businessman, T.S. Kalyanaraman, the founder of Kalyan Jewellers, was unveiled in Mumbai by Bollywood megastar and Kalyan Jewellers’ brand ambassador – Amitabh Bachchan. As part of the unveiling ceremony, Mr. T S Kalyanaraman presented the book’s first copy to the iconic superstar, who released the much-awaited autobiography. 

A personal account of a journey from humble beginnings in Thrissur to establishing one of the largest jewellery chains in the country, the book captures an insightful perspective on embracing ambitious aspirations as well as thriving through an array of challenges with a pioneering mindset and disruptive attitude.

Speaking about the book, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan said, “I think, Swamy (TS Kalyanaraman) is for start-ups today, what Adi Shankaracharya was for Advait. The story of Kalyan Jewellers and the life of Swamy are quite simply inseparable. It is a handbook for entrepreneurs who venture into the world of start-ups today, if only for the vision, the mission, the belief, the determination and the persistence required in some of the toughest conditions.”

The unveiling ceremony focussed on the essence of the book, which unfolds the Mr. Kalyanaraman’s entrepreneurial journey to establishing one of India’s largest homegrown jewellery brands – Kalyan Jewellers. The autobiography offers an intimate glimpse into the challenges, triumphs, and values that shaped Mr. Kalyanaraman's entrepreneurial voyage. It beautifully delves into his family's business legacy since 1912 and the inception of brand Kalyan Jewellers.

Expressing his thoughts, Mr. T.S. Kalyanaraman said, “In ‘The Golden Touch’, my goal was to shed light on a journey of perseverance and grit, which has truly revolutionized India’s jewellery industry. Today, it is more crucial than ever for India Inc. to actively support and nurture the dreams of young entrepreneurs. The importance of entrepreneurship in India's growth story cannot be overstated. These budding minds, their innovative spirit and determination will play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of India's progress and influence its standing on the global stage. I hope, my story inspires and empowers the next-gen entrepreneurs, who will become architects of our nation’s growth story.”

Radhika Marwah, Executive Editor, Penguin Random House India, said, “Kalyan Jewellers is a ubiquitous brand, synonymous with festivity and value. It is a great pleasure to bring out the fascinating journey of how this behemoth was built and helmed by the inspiring figure of Mr Kalyanaraman.”

Published by Penguin Random House India under the Penguin Business imprint, the book is now available on:

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