In an exclusive tet-a-tete with Hamsini Ravi, Nalli Kuppusamy Chettiar, talks about his silk empire, and about his other avatars as an author and a patron of education, culture and the arts.
Nalli Kuppusamy Chettiar, is the face of Nalli Silks, a name that shines like a star in the galaxy of silk houses in the South. Established by his grandfather, Nalli Chinnasamy Chettiar, in 1928, the enterprise has grown to include branches across India, as well as in Singapore, Canada and the USA. It has also grown in terms of product offerings, expanding to lifestyle and fashion products. The versatile entrepreneur has won a plethora of awards, including the Padmashree1 in 2003, Tamil Nadu Government’s Kalaimamani Award2 in 2000, and the “Vibrant Indian Award”, instituted by Developers India
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