This week saw the launch of Valiram: The First Hundred Years, a coffee table book showcasing the history of several generations of the Valiram family since their arrival in Malaya in the 1800s. As Malaysia’s leading luxury and lifestyle retail specialist, Valiram is backed by a Sindhi family legacy filled with tales of joy, tragedy and tenacity. Valiram’s current executive directors Ashvin, Sharan and Mukesh set the tone for the afternoon with heartfelt speeches.

“Our father always reminded us that family and upholding the family name is always the main priority,” said Mukesh. “We’re proud of how far the family name has come.” Mom Datin Champa Valiram, who was the driving force behind the writing of the book, also addressed the crowd warmly. Officiating the launch ceremony were Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin. Guests later adjourned to the foyer of the grand ballroom for high tea, before collecting their signed copies of the book.