Lotus Group was initially established in 1988 as a restaurant at Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur. It became a popular eatery for the Malaysian Indians and other ethnic Malaysians alike. The founder of this group, Renah Doraisingam Pillai is a dynamic personality who gained much of his valuable experience and business acumen from his late father Philanthropist N. Rengasamy Pillai.
Lotus Group moved to Petaling Jaya in 1990, another dynamic locality, under the name Lotus Family Restaurant Holdings. This grew into a chain of 15 outlets throughout the Klang Valley and beyond. Lotus Group also established convenience stores and went on to be the industrial caterers for leading industry players and government functions.
Dorai, meaning “boss” as he is fondly known, remains the CEO of the Lotus Group which include music shops, cinema theatres, star hotels and holiday resorts. He was awarded the Malaysian Indian Entrepreneur of 2005 by Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. With 13 companies within the group and growing, his current worth is near the half-billion mark; the name, Lotus, is on everyone’s lips.