PALLAVA GRANITE INDUSTRIES, the flagship firm of the Pallava group was floated in 1972 and the quarrying operations were commenced in Karsanoor in Tamil Nadu and expanded to other Southern states of India viz. kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The Karsanoor black granite quarry was adjudged as the best mine and bagged several awards for safety and security. It is the deepest and well developed granite mine in India and one can drive an expensive car up to the pit mouth. Even today is being visited by many mine owners as it is viewed as a model mine.

In the year 1983 Dr. K Subbaa Reddy took over the leadership consequent of a major reconstitution of partnership structure. There began the success story of Pallava, which resulted in emergence of the associate companies for business needs of the group.