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(2/2) “I reached Bombay, went to the branch of my institute and asked for a job — they said there was an opening! I went for my interview the next day and got the job…I’ll never forget that moment in my life. The next few months were the most gruelling, yet satisfying. I stayed with 5 roommates in a 100 sq feet room in Dadar, with a food budget of about 75 Rupees a day. I worked until midnight during the week and took almost no weekends off — I was studying side by side, so for those initial years, I would stay up till 3 am studying and then go back to work at 9 am the next day!
That December, I met a special woman who gave color to my every dreams — it was like the puzzle of my life was finally complete! From the time that I have met her, she has believed in me more than I believe in myself — she didn’t demand anything … not a honeymoon, jewellery or a big house. She had faith in me, herself and our future — in fact, during our wedding days, I would rush home to study as i was appearing for a Law Exam and not once did she complain — I strongly believe, that with the right woman by your side…you can achieve anything!
And we did…at the age of 25 I bought my dream home, but I continued to study and grow. Even when my daughter was born, I could only meet her for some time, before rushing to my class — but it’s all been worth it because I can give her all those things that I grew up without.
Those years have helped shape who I am today — I value every penny and more than that understand that I'm here today, because of my education. The only way forward was to give back — which is why I pay for the education of 5 underprivileged children.
The journey has been incredible. I went from having 500 Rupees in my pocket, to being the associate director at a Fortune 500 company — because I believed in the hustle, and had unwavering faith that someday, despite my current condition…I would make it.”