Vishal Mega Mart Founder Ram Chandra Agarwal Biography

Biography of Ram Chandra Agarwal

Ram Chandra Agarwal is a well-known businessman. Started a career from a photocopy show to turning into chairpersons of a thousand crore business known as V2 Retail. The detailed biography of this famous businessman inspires many struggling and established businessmen. 

About Ram Chandra Agarwal

Full Name: Ram Chandra Agarwal

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from St Xavier’s College

Known as : Founder/ Chairmen of Vishal Mega Mart and V2 Retail

Date:15 February 1965 (age 57 years)

Nationality: Indian

Hobbies: Playing Cricket, Swimming, Avid Traveller, Kite Flying

Interesting Facts about Ram Chandra Agarwal

Ram Chandra Agarwal is a well-known businessman hailing from Kolkata

Ram Chandra Agarwal is physically challenged and cannot walk without his 2 support. He is suffering from Polio since the age of 4.

As soon as Ram Chandra Agarwalcompleted his graduation he borrowed money from his relatives and started a photocopy business. After the photocopy business did not go well a year later Ram Chandra Agarwal started up a garment shop in Lal Bazar in Kolkata and run that small-scale business for more than 15 years. At that time he was making a Rs 22 crore sale in a 3000 Square Foot but due to unknown and unwanted circumstances, he decided to shut his business down and permanently moved to Delhi to grab more opportunities.

Ram Chandra moved to Delhi to start a large-scale business. He started a retail business. A year later Ram Chandra established the first hypermarket company known as Vishal Retail. Sooner Ram Chandra borrowed a huge amount of money from banks and also came up with an IPO to raise money from Investors and make the company Vishal Retail public.

Years later after their establishment in 2008 Ram Chandra suffered the biggest loss of his life when the stock market crashed Ram Chandra’s first company Vishal Retail went bankrupt and he was forced to sell his business worth more than Rs 1000 crore for Rs 11 Crore to TPG and a Shriram Group firm in 2010. 

When in an interview when asked by Ram Chandra what he learned from his failure so he said that a company is known by the people it keeps,  you need management bandwidth, lack of planning, Overconfidence, Learning to manage scale, Downmarket Image; Unprofitable growth, reliance on cash, lack of management skills, inadequate technology backup.

Ram Chandra was also seen on a famous YouTuber Channel Josh Talks where he inspired youth and many struggling businessmen and on that video it got more than 5 lakhs views.

Ram Chandra once again started his retail business from scratch and came up with a new brand V2 Retail. To establish his retail business from scratch he took Rs 22 Lakhs from his wife which she had kept aside as a mutual fund investment and also borrowed from various sources. 

Ram Chandra once disclosed that he is focused on his goal and wants to reach more than Rs 1100 Crore turnover for his newly established company V2 Retail. He dreams of competing in the American and European markets and want to turn his company into a more than Rs 5000 Crore Valuation Company.

For 30 years Ram Chandra is the first person to reach the office and he likes to organize yoga and various exercise session for his employees at his V2 Retail premises. 

Apart from his work life Ram Chandra is an avid traveller and loves travelling. Recently he travelled to Phuket and was also seen doing bungee jumping.

As per sources, Ram Chandra has now hired TCS as IT Consultant for his Retail Version 2.0.


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