April 3, 2006

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Ramachandran Nair, Mumbai

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With Pre Degree and Driving as qualifications, Ramachandran Nair had landed up in Mumbai along with 30 others in their quest to find employment in the Gulf.  But after 5 days, they came to know from their agent that their dreams were not likely to happen soon.

While others returned to Kerala, Ramachandran Nair stayed on and found himself a job as helper in a welding company.  After 1 year, in 1992, he started a welding unit in partnership with 3 friends.  But this venture flopped and he again landed up as an employee in a workshop.  This time Nair studied all the aspects of the job before again venturing with his own unit.

That was in 1994.  The venture, Security Welding Works, slowly scaled new heights.  He managed to buy new machinery and relocate the workshop and use the old space for office purposes.  Being in constant touch with construction industry, he was able to establish good contacts with many builders and thus enter into the real estate field in 1998 with his Friends Real Estate Agency.

Social activities like Malayali Samajam and theatre activities had made Nair a popular figure in Virar. So after 2 years of observing the real estate field, he ventured into the construction field in 2000 with a capital of Rs.11 lakhs.

After completing 6 projects totaling 400 flats in Virar, his other projects were known under the banner Akash Enterprises, named after his son Akash.  With ongoing projects worth Rs.20 crores, the old job seeker has indeed come a long way.

According to him, 50% of his customers are Malayalis.  For him, the deal with customers does not end with the sale of the flats.  They are treated more like family members.  The Bhoomi Pooja for a project is a grand affair where all the customers are invited.

Interaction with Sri Sri Ravisankar has infused some fresh ideas into his concept of designing living space.  In his new project there is provision for meditation hall in addition to other facilities.

Courtesy: N.Sreejith  (text), Mathrubhumi, February 13, 2006
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