There is a long list of young entrepreneurs in India who are self-made and started everything from a scratch. Their success stories are an inspiration for all the young people out there. Following are the four youngest businessmen in India:
Pranav Yadav is the CEO of Neuro-Insight and is one of the youngest businessmen in India. After his completion of the post-grad period at Goldman Sachs and ReD Associates, he lost his visa sponsorship and he had only 90 days to find a new job otherwise he would have to return to India. He worked day and night to find a new job and then he was introduced to the chairman of Neuro-Insight who accepted Yadav as his new CEO. Pranav Yadav found a job on the 89th day of the 90-day span he was given and he was lucky enough to become the CEO of the company.
Farrhad Acidwalla is among the most successful and famous entrepreneurs of India. Farrhad, at the age of 13, borrowed only Rs. 1200 from his father and built an online community. At 16, he bought an online domain after borrowing only Rs. 500. Now he has managed to gather enough money to start a web developing media firm known as Rockstah media. Farrhad was also interviewed on CNN and now his firm is also been recognized by many big names across the nation.
Kartikeya Sharma is a very successful and young Indian entrepreneur. He is the founder and Promoter of the iTV network. That is the house of some of the famous news channels such as NewsX and India News and the daily newspapers such as Aaj Samaj. The daily Hindi newspaper Kartikeya Sharma’s Aaj Samaj is also ready to launch its editions and is quickly gaining readers and viewership.
There’s no doubt that India has one of the world’s largest growing economy. It’s the world’s seventh largest economy according to the nominal GDP as well as having the third largest purchasing power parity in the world. However, this change has been more rapid than ever in the past few years and it has led to mold the personality of the Indian businessman.
The Indian business personality can be traced far back to Govindram Seksaria (1888 – 1946) nicknamed the ‘Cotton King of the World’. Govindram started his business amidst heavy resistance against the British Empire in pre-independence years. Through hard work and adversity, he managed to continue trading cotton and other commodities and founding the Indian Stock Exchange.
The trend continued following the founding fathers of the industry. Much hardworking middle to low-class Indians began to envision a better life for themselves and their families. They managed to combine their high ambitions with their skills and family trades in the dairy, textile, food, and agricultural industry. During this period many Indian personalities began to emerge that would go on to be the founders of leading brands such as Ardeshir Godrej (Godrej group), Verghese Kurien (Amul), and Dhirajlal Ambani (Reliance Industries)
Eventually, the technological age began to surface and many Indian’s would start to forge their lives in the tech world. With an eagerness to strive forward and remain true to their determination, many Indians readily accepted the world of IT and technology. Today you can find countless examples of young entrepreneurs entering the field such as CEO of Star Infranet Anand Mishra among others.
It’s no secret that India will continue to foster new business personalities through the years. Whether it’s the CEO Bhavish Aggarwal of Ola Cabs or CEO of Star Infranet Anand Mishra, there’s something innate in the Indian business personality that stands the test of time.