Here are five Motivational Stories of Indian Entrepreneurs who started with nothing and then made an empire” that will motivate you.
The motivational stories of Indian Entrepreneurs across India will serve as a motivation for those hoping to make it big in the entrepreneur world. SugerMint profiles five success stories of Indian entrepreneurs who made it big from the scratch. Read on…
These motivational stories are nothing short of motivating and prove one fact over and over again – everything is possible; if you have the will to accomplish it!
Sridhar Vembu who transform Zoho into a multi-million dollar business:
Sridhar Vembu is the founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation, a maker of cloud-based business software and CRM companies. He is belongs to a very modest middle-class family.
His father was a stenographer in Chennai High Court and His mother was a homemaker. He started his school education in a Tamil-medium school. In 1989, Vembu obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
Sridhar Vembu is a very simple man and likes to drive a Toyota car. According to Forbes, Sridhar Vembu is the 76th richest man in India. He is living in Pleasanton, California.
ZOHO Software Company was founded in 1996 that focuses on office suite, customer relationship management (CRM) and web-based business tools.
Vembu started the business as AdventNet along with three friends and two siblings. Today, Zoho Software Company has more than 45 million users worldwide and Zoho One is its flagship product with 40 apps.
Mahesh Gupta – Chairman of Kent RO Systems “Pure Water Man of India”
Mahesh Gupta, A mechanical engineer is the Founder-Chairman of Kent RO Systems Ltd, India’s leading water Purifier Company.
Dr. Mahesh Gupta is famous for revolutionizing the Indian water purification industry. He did mechanical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1975.
He received a master’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) Dehradun and started his career with Indian Oil Limited. He said goodbye to his high paying job of oil sector giant in 1988.
In 1989, Mahesh Gupta started manufacturing instruments under the brand name “Kent Oil Meter” that is still carrying on successfully in the Indian market.
He started water purifiers based on the process of reverse osmosis purification business with a team of four-member and scratches with R. 1 lakh investment.
Today, Kent RO, an Indian healthcare products company is the most dynamic water purifier company in India and competing with the leading international and national brands.
Currently, Kent RO System Limited has more than 3000 employees, grown a 45% market share in RO mineral and has turnover of 600 crore.
Kailash Katkar: Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Quick Heal Technologies
Kailash Katkar was born to a typical Maharashtrian family in Rahmitapur, Maharashtra in 1966.
His mother was a homemaker and his father worked as a machine setter at Philips India. He has two siblings Asha and Sanjay.
In 1991, Kailash Katkar started off from a small one-room, boot-strapped radio, calculator, computer, printer and other electrical device repair station – CAT Computer Services and worked up to an IT security solutions empire spread over 60 countries worldwide.
Kailash started working at a local radio and calculator repair shop as a calculator technician at a monthly salary of rupees 400 per month.
Today, Quick heal Technologies is providing Anti-Virus solutions to the most major countries like the USA, Japan, the Middle East, and many others.
P C Mustafa – an entrepreneur who failed in class 6 built a ₹100 crore company “iD Fresh Food”
P C Mustafa is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the fastest growing food products company in India, iD Fresh Food.
PC Mustafa was born in a poor family in a small village, Chennalode of Wayanad district of Kerala.
His father was doing a coolie job. His mother was uneducated. He grew up in a small village of Kerala that had only one school and no road.
Today, ID Fresh Food reaches not only homes in more than 8 Indian states but is also exported in may countries including Dubai.
He started a Dosa and Idli batter supplying business named “ID Fresh” with just ₹25000 investment along with his cousins Jafar TK, Shamsudeen TK, Noushad TA and Abdul Nazer.
In 2007, he become a CEO in charge of “iD Fresh” and operates the finance and marketing devesion. It is one of the fastest growing food company that is providing several flavors of Dosa and Idli including Rice Rava Idli batter, Ragi Idli/Dosa batter, Oats Dosa, Malabar Parota, and Whole Wheat.
Today, iD Fresh Food sells more than 2,000 packets of tomato chutney and coriander, more than 200,000 parathas, and over 40,000 chapatis, a day.
Ramesh Babu, “Billionaire Barber”, who owns a Rolls Royce
Ramesh Babu, was born up in Bengaluru to a poor family. His father was a barber in Bengaluru. His father has passed away due to a massive heart attack when he was in the second standard.
His father left behind was a small Barber Shop on Bridged road, Bengaluru. His mother earned perhaps ₹40-50 per month that used for everything.
To support his family, Ramesh Babu decided to run his fathers’ Barber Shop himself and began working at the Barber Shop without any resources except the determination to succeed.
He is a simple barber and operates the saloon of cutting and styling hair. His clients range from Bollywood actors, big politicians, military officers, police officers.
He began hairstyling courses to hone his seemingly natural talent. He went to Singapore to learn hair cut & hairstyling and did a course with Toni & Guy. Ramesh took up hairstyling himself.
Ramesh Babu is the first person to invest in a brand new luxury car like Mercedez Benz and it did very well in Bengaluru.
We hope, these motivational stories of Indian entrepreneurs hopefully will inspire you through your entrepreneurial journey and will keep you motivated.