Peerless Group

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Peerless Group
TypePublic
IndustryInsurance, Financial services, Travel, Hotel, Real estate
Founded25 October 1932 [1]
HeadquartersKolkata, India
Key people
D. Basu, Chairman
Sunil Kanti Roy (1944-2022), Managing Director[2]
Total assetsRs 2,500 crore[3]
SubsidiariesPeerless General Finance & Investment Company Ltd[4]
Websitewww.peerless.co.in

Peerless Group is an Indian business conglomerate headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was established in 1932 by industrialist Radhashyam Roy (then a School Teacher) in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.[3][5]

Its major holding company is Peerless General Finance & Investment Co Ltd, which is the India's Registered Residuary Non-banking Company. It has subsidiaries like Peerless Hospital,[6] Bengal Peerless (real estate), Kaizen Holidays, Peerless Hotels, Peerless Sports Club and Peerless Securities.

History

The Peerless Insurance Company Limited was founded in Narayanganj, Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, soon after he was joined by his friend K. K Chatterjee and they started Provident Fund, with an investment of Rs. 20,000. The company shifted base to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1935, which led to rapid increase in its fortunes.[1] The company claims following things on their website: personal finance company for common man; ensures timely maturity payment; good technological backbone; connectivity across India; relationship marketing through Smart Guides; large distribution network comprising 147 offices and 50,000 Smart Guides; employment opportunity through Smart Rojgar; service at customers' doorstep; security; confidence and trust of millions of account holders.

References

  1. ^ a b Roy, p. 242
  2. ^ "The New Face of Peerless". Times of India. 13 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Peerless shelves JV plan in MF venture". The Economic Times. 11 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Non-finance business to drive growth of Peerless Group". The Hindu. 28 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Peerless Group chalks out fresh roadmap". The Hindu. 14 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Peerless Hospital Official Website".

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