On N.A.N.R. (N.A.Narayanaswamy) and our new home
NANR @ N.A.Narayanaswamy (16/05/1897 to 24/06/1951) is my paternal grandfather who lived in Kollam (Quilon), Kerala. He had come from Tirunelveli district, Tamilnadu to Kerala for a living. In the early stages it is said that he was a street vendor of ghee and sooji in Kollam. Later he turned to cashew business and went on to own 19 cashew factories named NANR, the Quilon pencil factory, a whole sale provision store and numerous properties in and around Kollam. In cashew business he was second only to Thangal Kunju Musaliar (TKM). His death was sudden leaving huge wealth for his descendants.
My father was his second living son and inherited about twenty acres. Sadly he couldn’t do justice to his father’s business legacy. What i inherited from my father is 10 cents in Main Road, Kollam. From birth till i got a job at 21 years i lived on the sweat of my grand father including my inheritance.
Today, after 22 years of living in rented houses post my marriage, at the 49th year we have bought our home in Sri Nagar, NCC Road, Peroorkada, Trivandrum. My wife and i work at AG’s Office (A&E), Trivandrum and have two children.
We plan to name our home after NANR. Due to financial constraints he house warming would be a private affair. i am also uploading the photos of my grand father.