(1884 – 1967)
Our family business foundation was laid in 1932 by Mela Ram Jain (Bai Ji), quite popularly known as “Mela Ram Soot Wale”. A 48 year old who had understood business in and out working as a clerk in a government office planned to establish a trading office (Sohanlal Melaram & Sons) in Ludhiana. An avowed entrepreneur and a committed philanthropist, Mela Ram Jain seeded pioneering businesses in sectors such as yarn (RK Staples & Spinning Mill, Ludhiana), education (D.D. Jain College, Ludhiana), healthcare (Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana) and real estate (Metropolitan Land and Finance Corporation, Mumbai).