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The Tamil Creator (Ep.12): Dayalan Mahesan – How A UK-Based DJ & Car Enthusiast Became A Full-Time Property Investor By Age 40
Dayalan Mahesan is the owner of Joseph Property Group, which specializes in property development, management and sales in the UK.
Ara Ehamparam
Co-founder & Podcast Host
Canada
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"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam). As someone who is extremely inquisitive by nature, I created the podcast to chat with, spotlight, and learn about brilliance among creators in the Tamil community - and among creators in general from all over the world.

Dayalan Mahesan is the owner of Joseph Property Group, which specializes in property development, management and sales in the UK. He joins Ara to discuss growing up in an entrepreneurial environment, how he raised money with his wife for the Sri Lanka Easter bombing victims, having Burrito Boyz delivered by plane, why ketchup was created, being of a big fan of the Liverpool Football Club, and much more. 

 

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Timestamps:

00:15 - Introducing Dayalan Mahesan

02:26 - How Ara and Dayalan were both influenced by entrepreneurial fathers

05:22 - Connecting with the Tamil community in London before Facebook

07:27 - Who is DJ Biznus?

08:56 - COVID’s impact on Dayalan’s life and London

10:48 - Fusing Sri Lankan / Caribbean food to raise money for Easter bombing victims

12:31 - Supporting his wife’s entrepreneurial efforts

14:07 - Passion for property, working with the South Asian forum

16:13 - Wanting to mentor people and help the underprivileged

18:52 - Previously being very shy, developing public speaking skills and reading more

20:06 - Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

23:10 - Ara confesses to bribing Dayalan

23:54 - The time Ara delivered Burrito Boyz from Canada to Dayalan in England

24:47 - How a funeral in 2017 changed Dayalan’s perspective

26:24 - Wanting to be remembered in same light as his late father

28:50 - The impact of the London-Tamil community on Dayalan

30:52 - Who inspires Dayalan? Why was ketchup created?

35:07 - The importance of surrounding yourself with likeminded people

37:11 - Speed round

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